By LARRY VAUGHT
Matthew Fisher-Davis, who had 20 points for Vanderbilt in Saturday’s 74-62 win over Kentucky, said the Commodores had to outfight UK to win.
“We knew coming in that to beat Kentucky you have to beat their mentality. We had the pieces coming in, we could beat anyone in the country if we feel like it, we just played hard and came out with the victory,” said Fisher-Davis.
Jeff Roberson had 16 points and eight rebounds for Vandy and he thought his team wore down Kentucky.
“It was about the defense, just getting consecutive stops and getting the crowd into it. We had multiple things to worry about, and once they got tired we took advantage of it,” Roberson said.
It was his first win over Kentucky.
“It felt good, especially since they’re at the top of the conference. It was a good win for us,” Roberson said.
Fisher-Davis felt the same way.
“Kentucky has pretty much been the standard in college basketball. It’s a great feeling,” Fisher-Davis said. “The fans were loud and great and into it the entire game.
“There were times we were tired out there, and they gave us the energy to keep pushing forward. I think their energy helped to wear down Kentucky. I didn’t even hear people who were wearing blue.”