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Here is the prediction thread for Saturday's game at Tennessee
Use the links to open the Prediction Summary Table.
This post was edited by kdale 14 months ago
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I hope that the Cats win because I am taking 49 UK students to the game on Saturday!
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and it has made all the difference (Frost).
Thats a great way to support this team and I applaud you for doing so. Be careful and yell like crazy for the Cats.
I'm really interested to see the line on this game with Noel being out and Trae Golden bouncing back into his usual form for UT.
Still gonna be a fight, though. Just like it was in Lexington.
The real barnburners will come next season, though. UT's losing very little and bringing Maymon, Hubbs, and others, and UK's bringing in a bunch of studs. Those should be battles between two highly-ranked teams if both stay healthy next season.
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First of all welcome but I have to disagree about the games next year being barnburners b/c by the time they play the UK team will be a steamroller going down hill, no stopping it. With the possibility of getting additional top 5 player(s) this 2013 team wont be challenged before or during the SEC schedule. I know that Tenn. will have a good team and so will Florida and theres no doubt about that but UK will just have too much for either team to compete with. Our bench next year should be both deep and talented and with the twins at the PG and SG spots they will provide the backcourt leadership that we lack this year and with Lee and Johnson in the frontcourt rebounding and rim protection will be as good as it can get. And last but not least with James Young a zone defense will be useless and oh yeah Wiltjer will be back to be a zone buster also. The SEC next year will be much improved and be considered 1 of the top 3 conferences out there.
This post was edited by sleepydog 14 months ago
Man, everyone is very optimistic that this team can suddenly play like a team and pull out a win on the road against a team we barely beat in Rupp. I hope you are right, but I just don't see this group having the intestinal fortitude to battle for 40 minutes on the road when they couldn't do it with Noel. And Noel is the main reason we won a lot of the games we did.
I hate to do this but I just don't see this team coming together and overcoming TBA
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
Yeah good luck to ya next year my friend. Enjoy being competitive against UK while ya can.
We are ready to go. I will add any last second predictions posted prior to tipoff.
After the game, use the following link to view the final results. The same table will show projected results during the second half based on projected final scores.
UK scored its 25 points on 32 possessions for the half, and TENNESSEE scored its 50 points on 32 possessions. Tennessee won the battle of the boards in the first half 20-13, and Tennessee won on the offensive boards, 10-8. Tennessee converted its 10 second chance possessions into 9 second chance points, and Kentucky used its 8 second chances for 9 points. TENNESSEE had an offensive efficiency of 1.281 ppp on its 32 first chance possessions and 0.900 ppp for its 10 second chance possession. UK had 0.531 ppp on its 32 first chance possessions and 1.125 ppp on its 8 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed a strong 44.4% of its misses as offensive rebounds while TENNESSEE was able to convert 66.7% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
UK hit well from the free throw line in this half, making 6 of 6 attempts (100.0%). TENNESSEE finished 12-15 [80.0%] from the free throw line. The Cats hit 9 of 27 (33.3%) shots in the first half including 2-6 (33.3%) from long range. For TENNESSEE, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a strong 13-26 [50.0%] and from long range, TENNESSEE hit 4-4 [100.0%].
The Cats committed 10 turnovers, one for every 3.2 possessions. The Cats forced 5 TENNESSEE turnovers, one for every 6.4 possessions.
UK scored its 58 points in 63 possessions [0.92 ppp] for the game, and TENNESSEE scored its 88 points on 62 possessions [1.42 ppp].
Tennessee won the boards, with a rebounding edge 39-21, and Tennessee won the battle of the offensive glass 15-12. TENNESSEE converted its 15 second chance possessions into 19 second chance points while Kentucky converted their 12 second chance possessions to score 13 second chance points. TENNESSEE had an offensive efficiency of 1.113 ppp on its 62 first chance possessions and 1.267 ppp for its 15 second chance possessions. UK had 0.714 ppp on its 63 first chance possessions and 1.083 ppp on its 12 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed 33.3% of its misses as offensive rebounds while TENNESSEE was able to convert 60.0% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
Kentucky shot well from the free throw line in this game, making 14-18 [77.8%]. TENNESSEE made 25-31 [80.6%] for the game. Field goal shooting for UK was 19-53 overall [35.8%] and 6-15 from long range [40.0%]. For TENNESSEE, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a strong 24-45 [53.3%] and from long range, TENNESSEE hit 5-5 [100.0%].
The Cats who committed 15 turnovers, one for every 4.2 possessions. The Cats forced 15 TENNESSEE turnovers, one for every 4.1 possessions.
Prior to the game, the NGE analysis predicted a 2 point Kentucky win, 67-65 at a pace of 67 possessions for UK and 67 possessions for TENNESSEE. The final score was 58 (67) to 88 (65) at a pace of 63 possessions for the Cats and 62 possessions for TENNESSEE. The UK offensive efficiency for the game was 0.921 ppp (1.000 ppp) and the UK defensive efficiency was 1.419 ppp (0.970 ppp).
Next Game On Schedule: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 when the Cats return to Rupp for the first of three straight road games, first up Vanderbilt.
I have updated the cumulative standings for all 25 games and the 12 SEC games using all three methods of comparison.
View the tables at the link below:
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