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Here is the prediction thread for Tuesday's game against Samford at Rupp.
This link will open the Prediction Summary Table for this game.
UK 88 Samford 55
UK - 95
SU - 52
This post was edited by JawJacker 16 months ago
92-60 Cats. Look for Harrow to be worked back into the lineup in this one. Could see us going smaller some with Goodwin at 3 and Poythress at 4.
That wouldnt surprise me at all if he went smaller, maybe the defense will improve a bit.
105 - 65 UK
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UK scored its 45 points in a total of 38 possessions for the half, and SAMFORD scored its 14 points on a total of 37 possessions. Kentucky WON the boards, with a rebounding edge 22-13, and Kentucky controlled the offensive glass, 6-1. Kentucky converted its offensive rounding advantage into a 6-0 advantage in second chance points. SAMFORD had an offensive efficiency of 0.378 ppp on its 37 first chance possessions and 0.000 ppp for its 1 second chance possession. UK had 1.026 ppp on its 38 first chance possessions and 1.000 ppp on its 6 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed an average 33.3% of its misses as offensive rebounds while SAMFORD was able to convert 5.9% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
UK hit poorly from the free throw line in this half, after making 8-12 (66.7%) overall. SAMFORD finished 5-9 [55.6%] for the half. Field goal shooting for UK was 17-32 overall [53.1%] and 3-10 from long range [30.0%]. For SAMFORD, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a weak 3-15 [20.0%] and from long range, SAMFORD hit 1-4 [25.0%].
The Cats committed 7 turnovers, one for every 5.4 possessions. The Cats forced 14 SAMFORD turnovers, one for every 2.6 possessions.
UK scored its 88 points in 70 possessions [1.26 ppp] for the game, and SAMFORD scored its 56 points on 71 possessions [0.79 ppp].
Kentucky won the boards, with a rebounding edge 41-25, and Kentucky won the offensive glass with a 11-5 offensive rebounding advantage. SAMFORD converted its 5 second chance possessions into 8 second chance points while Kentucky converted their 11 second chance possessions to score 13 second chance points. SAMFORD had an offensive efficiency of 0.676 ppp on its 71 first chance possessions and 1.600 ppp for its 5 second chance possessions. UK had 1.071ppp on its 70 first chance possessions and 1.182 ppp on its11 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed 35.5% of its misses as offensive rebounds while SAMFORD was able to convert a weak 14.3% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
UK hit poorly from the free throw line in this game, making 11-18 [61.1%]. SAMFORD made 7-12 [58.3%] for the game. Field goal shooting for UK was 34-61 overall [55.7%] and 9-21 from long range [42.9%]. For SAMFORD, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a strong 14-39 [35.9%] and from long range, SAMFORD hit 7-14 [50.0%].
The Cats who committed 12 turnovers, one for every 5.8 possessions. The Cats forced 17 SAMFORD turnovers, one for every 4.2 possessions.
Prior to the game, the NGE analysis predicted a 33 point UK win, 85-52 at a pace of 66 possessions for UK and 67 possessions for Samford. The final score was 88 (85) to 56 (52) at a pace of 70 possessions for the Cats and 71 possessions for SAMFORD. The UK offensive efficiency for the game was 1.257ppp (1.288 ppp) and the UK defensive efficiency was 0.789 ppp (0.776 ppp).
Next Game On Schedule: Saturday afternoon against Portland at Rupp Arena
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