(24) Vanderbilt 81
(18) Kentucky 77
Final from Nashville, Kentucky
The Kentucky Wildcats put up another valiant effort on the road, only to lose 81-77 to No. 24 Vanderbilt.
Kentucky has now lost five Southeastern Conference road games this season.
John Jenkins led the Commodores with a game-high 32 points on 11-17 shooting. He as 6-10 from the three-point line. Festus Ezeli added 14 points and 7 rebounds.
Kentucky picked up 25 points and 9 rebounds from Terrence Jones. Brandon Knight added 20 points. DeAndre Liggins chipped in 10 points and several outstanding defensive plays for the Wildcats.
Vanderbilt (18-6, 6-4 SEC) shot 11-20 (55%) from long range and 20-23 (87%) from the free throw line.
With the loss, Kentucky (17-7, 5-5) is all but eliminated from the race for the SEC regular season title.
The Wildcats return to Rupp Arena to host Mississippi State on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. ET.