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Here is the prediction thread for next Saturday's game against Marshall.
Use this link to open the Prediction Summary Table.
UK - 85
Marshall - 45
Marshall isn't all that bad.
UK - 84
MU - 58
UK - 76
Marshall - 65
UK 81 Herd 63
85-55 Cats continue to show improvement after another week at Camp Cal.
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Professor, I promise this will be the last time I ask you to change a prediction and I shouldnt have changed my last one b/c I ended up being off by more than the original but here goes: Please change my prediction form 81-62 UK to UK----87 Marshall----67 Thanks
There is no problem changing predictions at any time prior to tip off, so long as you clearly flag the change with a new post so I will pick it up.
Less than 8 hours to tip off.
78-60, Looking forward to seeing Pittman. Great athlete, beat my Elliott Co team in the state semis as a senior on a great Holmes team.
The game is about ready to go. I will add any last minute predictions to the table.
Use this link for the result for this game. During the second half, the order will be based on a projected final score, and the final results will appear after the game.
UK scored its 33 points in a total of 37 possessions for the half, and MARSHALL scored its 24 points on a total of 37 possessions. Kentucky managed a 1 rebound advantage, 24-23, in the first half, and they managed a 2 rebound advantage on the offensive ends, 7-5. Kentucky converted its offensive rounding advantage into a 6-2 advantage in second chance points. MARSHALL had an offensive efficiency of 0.595 ppp on its 37 first chance possessions and 0.400 ppp for its 5 second chance possession. UK had 0.730 ppp on its 37 first chance possessions and 0.857 ppp on its 7 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed a low 28.0% of its misses as offensive rebounds while MARSHALL was able to convert an even lower 22.7% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
UK hit well from the free throw line in this half, after making 6-8 (75.0%). MARSHALL finished 6-10 [60.0%] for the half. Field goal shooting for UK was 13-37 overall [35.1%] and 1-13 from long range [7.7%]. For MARSHALL, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a strong 6-21 [28.6%] and from long range, MARSHALL hit 2-8 [25.0%].
The Cats committed 3 turnovers, one for every 12.3 possessions. The Cats forced 8 MARSHALL turnovers, one for every 4.6 possessions.
The standings through 11 games have been updated, and are at the web page for all three methods.
UK scored its 82 points in 73 possessions [1.12 ppp] for the game, and MARSHALL scored its 54 points on 74 possessions [0.73 ppp].
Kentucky won the boards, with a rebounding edge 48-43, and Kentucky won the offensive glass with a 17-16 offensive rebounding advantage. MARSHALL converted its 8 second chance possessions into 8 second chance points while Kentucky converted their 17 second chance possessions to score 19 second chance points. MARSHALL had an offensive efficiency of 0.622 ppp on its 74 first chance possessions and 0.500 ppp for its 16 second chance possessions. UK had 0.863 ppp on its 73 first chance possessions and 1.118 ppp on its 17 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed 38.6% of its misses as offensive rebounds while MARSHALL was able to convert 34.0% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
UK hit well from the free throw line in this game, making 21-27 [77.8%]. MARSHALL made 14-26 [53.8%] for the game. Field goal shooting for UK was 29-67 overall [42.0%] and 3-17 from long range [17.6%]. For MARSHALL, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a weak 14-46[30.4%] and from long range, MARSHALL hit 4-15 [26.7%].
The Cats who committed 9 turnovers, one for every 8.1 possessions. The Cats forced 17 MARSHALL turnovers, one for every 4.4 possessions.
Prior to the game, the NGE analysis predicted a 23 point UK win, 83-60 at a pace of 71 possessions for UK and 71 possessions for Marshall. The final score was 82 (83) to 54 (60) at a pace of 73 possessions for the Cats and 74 possessions for MARSHALL. The UK offensive efficiency for the game was 1.123 ppp (1.169 ppp) and the UK defensive efficiency was 0.730 ppp (0.845 ppp).
Next Game On Schedule: Saturday afternoon at Louisville, Cats vs. Cards.
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