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Here is the prediction thread for Saturday's game with Auburn.
This link will open the prediction summary table.
It'll be closer than it was at Auburn. They'll hit a few more shots.
UK - 74
AU - 62
Agree with poster above me, they won't hit zero 3's like they did last game. Will be a bit closer.
UK 77, AUB 63
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Welcome back Nate
Nate, I wish we could have two things in these prediction threads, more not less participation, and more season-long participation from those that are regulars. I am saddened when a regular can't get a prediction into the thread for a game.
It is more work on my end when there are more players, but I would much prefer to see 20 or more players who predicted for every game, and an average of 30 or more players for all games.
UK 87 Auburn 61 Kentucky comes out on fire today. Wiltjer scores 18 Mays 16 Goodwin 15 Noel 12 Poythress 12 Harrow 10 Stein 4
UK scored its 37 points on 32 possessions for the half, and AUBURN scored its 31 points on 30 possessions. Kentucky won the battle of the boards in the first half 21-17, and Kentucky won on the offensive boards, 7-5. Auburn converted its 5 second chance possessions into 5 second chance points, and Kentucky used its 7 second chances for 7 points. AUBURN had an offensive efficiency of 0.867 ppp on its 30 first chance possessions and 1.000 ppp for its 5 second chance possession. UK had 0.938 ppp on its 32 first chance possessions and 1.000 ppp on its 7 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed a strong 36.8% of its misses as offensive rebounds while AUBURN was able to convert 26.3% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
UK hit poorly from the free throw line in this half, making 9 of 14 attempts (64.3%). AUBURN finished 3-5 [60.0%] from the free throw line. The Cats hit 12 of 29 (41.4%) shots in the first half including 4-14 (28.6%) from long range. For AUBURN, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a weak 5-20 [25.0%] and from long range, AUBURN hit 6-9 [66.7%].
The Cats committed 4 turnovers, one for every 8.0 possessions. The Cats forced 3 AUBURN turnovers, one for every 10.0 possessions.
Use the following link to see the results after the game. This table will also show the projected results based on projected final score
UK scored its 72 points in 61 possessions [1.18 ppp] for the game, and AUBURN scored its 62 points on 60 possessions [1.03 ppp].
Kentucky won the boards, with a rebounding edge 35-29, and Kentucky won the battle of the offensive glass 11-9. AUBURN converted its 9 second chance possessions into 8 second chance points while Kentucky converted their 11 second chance possessions to score 10 second chance points. AUBURN had an offensive efficiency of 0.900 ppp on its 60 first chance possessions and 0.888 ppp for its 9 second chance possessions. UK had 1.016 ppp on its 61 first chance possessions and 0.909 ppp on its 11 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed 35.5% of its misses as offensive rebounds while AUBURN was able to convert 27.3% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
Kentucky shot poorly from the free throw line in this game, making 26-38 [68.4%]. AUBURN made 11-17 [64.7%] for the game. Field goal shooting for UK was 20-46 overall [43.5%] and 6-21 from long range [28.6%]. For AUBURN, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a strong 15-38 [39.5%] and from long range, AUBURN hit 7-13 [53.8%].
The Cats who committed 10 turnovers, one for every 6.1 possessions. The Cats forced 9 AUBURN turnovers, one for every 6.7 possessions.
Prior to the game, the NGE analysis predicted a 22 point Kentucky win, 79-57 at a pace of 69 possessions for UK and 69 possessions for AUBURN. The final score was 72 (79) to 62 (57) at a pace of 61 possessions for the Cats and 60 possessions for AUBURN. The UK offensive efficiency for the game was 1.180 ppp (1.145 ppp) and the UK defensive efficiency was 1.033 ppp (0.826 ppp).
Next Game On Schedule: February 12, 2013 when the Cats return to the road to take on the SEC leader, and perhaps the NCAA #1 team, Florida in Gainesville.
Is the player in this game, Quagmire14 the same person as the player in quagmire game 18?
If you are, I did not consolidate your predictions today due to the differences in how they appeared. If you are the same, and will let me know,I will consolidate the results after the next game.
The cumulative standings for all 23 games, and the 10 SEC games, using all 3 methods are updated and can be viewed at the link below.
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