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By LARRY VAUGHT
Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings says itâ€™s not hard to know why Kentucky is so good offensively this season.
â€œReally, really good players. Their scheme is good, but the players are really good,â€ Stallings said. â€œIn our case, Anthony Davis was terrific and we didnâ€™t provide a lot of resistance for him. But itâ€™s just more that they are just good. They are set up well. They play well together. They are big and long and skilled and they pass to each other well and they share it.
â€œThey are a hard cover for anybody, but there were things we could have done if we had not failed to execute that could have given us a little better chance. Again, the reason you donâ€™t play perfectly against a team like that is they put you in spots not to play well.
Stallings says Kentucky has also made tweaks to its offense that have made the Wildcats more productive.
â€œThey have adjusted their offense quite a bit. He (John Calipari) suits it to his personnel, which is what good coaches do,â€ Stallings said. â€œThey put their guys in spots to be the most effective they can be. That is what all of us are trying to do. Certainly that is what John has done and they run their offense very well.â€
Stallings said his team â€œexpectedâ€ to play well at Kentucky and did.
â€œKentucky had to play well and they did, especially on offense. We were just beaten by a better team,â€ the Vanderbilt coach said. â€œI did not think our defense played the way we could have at times, but again they are obviously a terrific team and we have to be better defensively that we were (to beat them).â€