Kentucky drops to 21-11 overall and Vanderbilt improves to 16-16 on the season.
Despite the loss, UK still leads the series 138-46. The Wildcats are 7-2 against the Commodores in neutral game sites, but have dropped each of the last two with both coming in the league tournament. The series is now tied 3-3 when the teams meet in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
Kentucky's all-time SEC Tournament record now stands at 119-24.
Jarrod Polson was the first sub off the bench for the Blue and White. He has been the first substation seven times this season now.
-Poythress connected on Kentucky's first made 3-point attempt. The basket extended UK's 3-point streak to 859 consecutive games which is a standard that ranks as the third longest such streak in the nation. Vanderbilt holds the second-longest such streak and pushed its run to 865.
Kentucky trailed 37-23 at halftime. UK is 2-10 this season when trailing at the break.