Visiting Vandy snags upset of reeling 'Cats


Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Shan Foster scored 16 points and Vanderbilt beat Kentucky for the first time in 29 meetings in Rupp Arena, 57-52 Tuesday night.
The return of sophomore center Randolph Morris from a 14-game suspension couldn't improve the fortune of Kentucky (10-5, 0-1 Southeastern Conference), which had fallen out of the Top 25 this week for the first time since February 2001.
Vanderbilt (11-2, 2-0) hadn't beaten Kentucky in Lexington since Jan. 28, 1974, at Memorial Coliseum - the longest drought of any SEC team.
Kentucky came into the game reeling from the worst loss in coach Tubby Smith's nine-year tenure just three days earlier at Kansas.
The Wildcats had some reason for hope with the return of Morris, who was originally suspended for the season by the NCAA because of his association with a sports agency, but had the penalty reduced to 14 games.
Morris had 10 points and seven rebounds, providing a first-half spark, but Kentucky continued to struggle with its outside shooting. The Wildcats shot 35 percent from the field and at one point had made only one of 12 3-point attempts.
  • NO. 18 N.C. STATE 78, NO. 15 BOSTON COLLEGE 60:
    Cedric Simmons was 6-for-6 from the field and scored 17 points to lead the visiting Wolfpack, leaving the Eagles winless in the ACC.
  • NO. 20 UNC 64, VIRGINIA TECH 61: Freshman Tyler Hansbrough scored four of his 20 points in the final 1:07 and grabbed nine rebounds as the visiting Tar Heels beat the Hokies for the 18th consecutive time.
  • NO. 21 WISCONSIN 64, MINNESOTA 62: Alando Tucker had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Brian Butch added 12 points and eight rebounds for the visiting Badgers (13-2, 3-0 Big Ten), who led by 19 points in the first half and by 14 early in the second.
  • MISSOURI 71, NO. 22 OKLAHOMA 69: Marshall Brown scored a career-high 21 points, including the two free throws with 1.8 seconds left that lifted Missouri to its fifth straight victory, this time on the road.
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