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Here is the prediction thread for Wednesday game against Eastern Michigan at Rupp Arena.
The following link will open the Prediction Summary Table.
UK - 85
EM - 55
UK-----85 Eastern Michigan-----58
LOL< i love my crazy prediction!
I don't think your prediction is that crazy Wildmoon. I expect this team to be pissed Wednesday.
Yeah, i hope so.
It's kind of funny, even Duke has games where they struggle to win at home. I always pick us to win 30+ lol.
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UK - 85
EM - 60
Poythress with a double - double.
I don't feel like starting a new thread for this so I'm doing it here.
The main things I'm looking for tonight:
1) Energy- play hard, intense and with channeled anger. Show that you're pissed about losing. Continue to improve team defense by playing hard.
2) Alex Poythress- no explanation needed
3) Wiltjer & Mays- Can Mays find his shot tonight? Get some easy buckets early and let the game come to you. Does Wiltjer carryover from the UL game? He should average 2 3-point makes a game and probably 5 shots from long range. He's too deadly not to.
4) The backcourt- Does Harrow contiunue his steady play? I would like him to dish out 5+ assists tonight. Does Goodwin play like he did in the last ten minutes of the UL game? Go to the basket to score, not to draw the foul. Do that and he will have more and 1's. I'd also like to see him utilize that elbow jumper. He's solid there.
5) WCS- continue to show improvement game-to-game.
6) Noel- last because he's been the most consistent. You know what you're getting from him. What I'd like to see today is the continuation of incremental improvements he's made on the offensive end.
I expect this to be a beat down after the loss to the Cards. So I hope they work on improving and not becoming complacent tonight.
1 1/2 hours to tip off
UK scored its 38 points on 35 possessions for the half, and EASTERN MICHIGAN scored its 14 points on 36 possessions. Kentucky won the battle of the boards 18-11 in the first half, but the teams battled to a 4-4 tie on the offensive boards. Kentucky used its 4 second chance possessions to score 5 second chance points while EMU used their 4 second chances for 4 second chance points. EASTERN MICHIGAN had an offensive efficiency of 0.389 ppp on its 36 first chance possessions and 1.000 ppp for its 4 second chance possession. UK had 0.943 ppp on its 35 first chance possessions and 1.250 ppp on its 4 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed a low 26.7% of its misses as offensive rebounds while EASTERN MICHIGAN was able to convert 18.2% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
UK hit well from the free throw line in this half, making 12 of 16 attempts (75.0%). EASTERN MICHIGAN finished 1-1 [100.0%] for the half. Field goal shooting for UK was 11-25 overall [44.0%] and 4-13 from long range [30.8%]. For EASTERN MICHIGAN, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a weak 5-20[25.0%] and from long range, EASTERN MICHIGAN hit 1-8 [12.5%].
The Cats committed 6 turnovers, one for every 5.8 possessions. The Cats forced 12 EASTERN MICHIGAN turnovers, one for every 3.0 possessions.
UK scored its 90 points in 73 possessions [1.23 ppp] for the game, and EASTERN MICHIGAN scored its 38 points on 74 possessions [0.51 ppp].
Kentucky won the boards, with a rebounding edge 52-27, and Kentucky won the offensive glass with a 13-8 offensive rebounding advantage. EASTERN MICHIGAN converted its 8 second chance possessions into 4 second chance points while Kentucky converted their 13 second chance possessions to score 15 second chance points. EASTERN MICHIGAN had an offensive efficiency of 0.459 ppp on its 74 first chance possessions and 0.500 ppp for its 8 second chance possessions. UK had 1.027 ppp on its 73 first chance possessions and 1.154 ppp on its 13 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed 40.6% of its misses as offensive rebounds while EASTERN MICHIGAN was able to convert 17.0% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
UK hit well from the free throw line in this game, making 18-24[75.0%]. EASTERN MICHIGAN made 4-4 [100.0%] for the game. Field goal shooting for UK was 31-60 overall [51.7%] and 10-26 from long range [38.5%]. For EASTERN MICHIGAN, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a weak 11-44[25.0%] and from long range, EASTERN MICHIGAN hit 4-18 [22.2%].
The Cats who committed 15 turnovers, one for every 4.9 possessions. The Cats forced 19 EASTERN MICHIGAN turnovers, one for every 3.9 possessions.
I have updated the cumulative standings, using all three methods, and you can see that update at the link below.
Didn't know I was in first in the standings. Hell yeah!
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