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Here is the prediction thread for Tuesday's Tennessee game.
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My prediction is another loss. Cal has lost this team. They're not responding to anything.
Going to be ugly, but I think we will sneak out a win.
42-40 ugly win don't have a go to guy!
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WE ARE UK
Three hours to tip off.
Im going to have to disagree with you somewhat. I believe that Noel is fast becomming our go to guy on both ends of the court. He is averaging double digits in pts and is right at double digits in rebounds and has a good blocked shot average and leads the team in steals. I would call that a go to guy kind of stats.
UK scored its 34 points on 35 possessions for the half, and TENNESSEE scored its 31points on 33 possessions. Tennessee won the battle of the boards in the first half 17-15. Kentucky won the offensive glass5-1, and that advantage translated into a 3-2 advantage for Kentucky in second chance points. TENNESSEE had an offensive efficiency of 0.879 ppp on its 33 first chance possessions and 2.000 ppp for its 1 second chance possession. UK had 0.886 ppp on its 35 first chance possessions and 0.600 ppp on its 5 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed a 23.8% of its misses as offensive rebounds while TENNESSEE was able to convert 9.1% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
UK hit poorly from the free throw line in this half, making 7 of 11 attempts (63.6%). TENNESSEE finished 0-0[0.0%] for the half. Field goal shooting for UK was 12-31 overall [38.7%]and 3-10 from long range [30.0%]. For TENNESSEE, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a strong 11-19 [57.9%] and from long range, TENNESSEE hit 3-6 [50.0%].
The Cats committed 6 turnovers, one for every 4.0 possessions. The Cats forced 9 TENNESSEE turnovers, one for every 3.7 possessions.
UK scored its 75 points in 70 possessions [1.07 ppp] for the game, and TENNESSEE scored its 65 points on 68 possessions [0.96 ppp].
Kentucky won the boards, with a rebounding edge 36-30, and Kentucky won the offensive glass with a 8-7 offensive rebounding advantage. TENNESSEE converted its 7 second chance possessions into 5 second chance points while Kentucky converted their 8 second chance possessions to score 9 second chance points. TENNESSEE had an offensive efficiency of 0.882 ppp on its 68 first chance possessions and 0.714 ppp for its 7 second chance possessions. UK had 0.943 ppp on its 70 first chance possessions and 1.125 ppp on its 8 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed 25.8% of its misses as offensive rebounds while TENNESSEE was able to convert 20.0% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
Poorly from the free throw line in this game, making 19-31 [61.3%]. TENNESSEE made 11-17 [64.7%] for the game. Field goal shooting for UK was 25-51 overall [49.0%] and 6-15 from long range [40.0%]. For TENNESSEE, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a strong 21-42 [50.0%] and from long range, TENNESSEE hit 4-12 [33.3%].
The Cats who committed 13 turnovers, one for every 5.4 possessions. The Cats forced 13 TENNESSEE turnovers, one for every 5.2 possessions.
Prior to the game, the NGE analysis predicted a 17 point UK win, 75-58 at a pace of 68 possessions for UK and 68 possessions for Tennessee. The final score was 75 (75) to 65 (58) at a pace of 70 possessions for the Cats and 68 possessions for TENNESSEE. The UK offensive efficiency for the game was 1.071 ppp (1.103 ppp) and the UK defensive efficiency was 0.956 ppp (0.853 ppp).
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