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Here is the prediction thread for the South Carolina game.
Use the links to open the Prediction Summary Tables
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by TheProfessor 17 months ago
UK----87 South Carolina----63
South Carolina 67
This post was edited by kdale 17 months ago
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Little over 4 hours to tip off.
Get your late predictions in.
Nate, are you out there? Missing your prediction
UK scored its 45 points on 34 possessions for the half, and SOUTH CAROLINA scored its 24 points on 34 possessions. Kentucky won the battle of the boards in the first half 22-10, but South Carolina won on the offensive boards, 5-3. Each team used its second chance possessions to score 4 second chance points. SOUTH CAROLINA had an offensive efficiency of 0.588 ppp on its 34 first chance possessions and 0.800 ppp for its 5 second chance possession. UK had 1.206 ppp on its 34 first chance possessions and 1.333 ppp on its 3 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed a strong 37.5% of its misses as offensive rebounds while SOUTH CAROLINA was able to convert 20.8% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
UK hit well from the free throw line in this half, making 12 of 15 attempts (80.0%). SOUTH CAROLINA finished 3-6 [50.0%] from the free throw line. The Cats hit 15 of 22 (68.2%) shots in the first half including 3-5 (60.0%) from long range. For SOUTH CAROLINA, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a weak 6-19 [31.6%] and from long range, SOUTH CAROLINA hit 3-13 [23.1%].
The Cats committed 9 turnovers, one for every 3.7 possessions. The Cats forced 4 SOUTH CAROLINA turnovers, one for every 8.5 possessions.
NOOOOOOOOO! I forgot to predict.
You can find the results after the game with the following link. This table will also show the projected results based on projected final scores throughout the second half.
Not good Nate.
All this football talk has me preoccupied.
UK scored its 77 points in 67 possessions [1.15 ppp] for the game, and SOUTH CAROLINA scored its 55 points on 68 possessions [0.81 ppp].
Kentucky won the boards, with a rebounding edge 42-25, and South Carolina won the battle of the offensive glass 9-7. SOUTH CAROLINA converted its 9 second chance possessions into 8 second chance points while Kentucky converted their 7 second chance possessions to score 8 second chance points. SOUTH CAROLINA had an offensive efficiency of 0.691 ppp on its 68 first chance possessions and 0.888 ppp for its 9 second chance possessions. UK had 1.030 ppp on its 67 first chance possessions and 1.143 ppp on its 7 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed 30.4% of its misses as offensive rebounds while SOUTH CAROLINA was able to convert 20.5% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
Kentucky shot poorly from the free throw line in this game, making 18-28 [64.3%]. SOUTH CAROLINA made 16-24 [66.7%] for the game. Field goal shooting for UK was 27-44 overall [61.4%] and 5-8 from long range [62.5%]. For SOUTH CAROLINA, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a weak 12-36 [33.3%] and from long range, SOUTH CAROLINA hit 5-23 [21.7%].
The Cats who committed 17 turnovers, one for every 3.9 possessions. The Cats forced 7 SOUTH CAROLINA turnovers, one for every 9.7 possessions.
Prior to the game, the NGE analysis predicted a 24 point Kentucky win, 81-57 at a pace of 69 possessions for UK and 69 possessions for SOUTH CAROLINA. The final score was 77 (81) to 55 (57) at a pace of 67 possessions for the Cats and 68 possessions for SOUTH CAROLINA. The UK offensive efficiency for the game was 1.149 ppp (1.174 ppp) and the UK defensive efficiency was 0.809 ppp (0.826 ppp).
Next Game On Schedule: February 9, 2013 when the Cats get a second straight game at Rupp when the Cats will host Auburn.
I have updated the cumulative standings through 22 games, and 9 SEC games for all three comparison methods. Use the following link to find all of those tables.
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