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Here is the prediction thread for Wednesday's game against Vandy at Rupp.
The link below opens the Prediction Summary Table.
This post was edited by sleepydog 14 months ago
Vandy 74 - Cats 66
The team comes together in spite of the haters (some fans and fans of other teams).
Cats regroup and make it part of the way back -- UK 68, Vandy 58.
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Stallings is ALWAYS prepared to play UK. That said, I expect a close game. I honestly don't know which direction I want to go. I think the crowd COULD really help UK out if they so choose. My guess is its another ho-hum, sit-on-my-hands-with-my-thumbs-up-my-ass crowd just like it has been the entire year. I can see UK pulling out a close one, but I just have a hard time figuring out who will step up when needed. Mays is probably the only one I would trust and my guess is Stallings wouldn't let that happen in the event of a close game.
If this score happens, it will give me newfound hope that this team could make a run and get in the NCAA Tourney.
UK scored its 42 points on 31 possessions for the half, and VANDERBILT scored its 34 points on 31 possessions. Kentucky won the battle of the boards in the first half 16-15, and Vanderbilt won on the offensive boards, 6-5. Vanderbilt converted its 6 second chance possessions into 2 second chance points, and Kentucky used its 5 second chances for 9 points. VANDERBILT had an offensive efficiency of 1.022 ppp on its 31 first chance possessions and 0.333 ppp for its 6 second chance possession. UK had 1.065 ppp on its 31 first chance possessions and 1.800 ppp on its 5 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed a decent 35.7% of its misses as offensive rebounds while VANDERBILT was able to convert 35.3% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
UK hit poorly from the free throw line in this half, making 2 of 5 attempts (40.0%). VANDERBILT finished 8-14 [57.1%] from the free throw line. The Cats hit 19 of 31 (61.3%) shots in the first half including 2-6 (33.3%) from long range. For VANDERBILT, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a weak 4-14 [28.6%] and from long range, VANDERBILT hit 6-10 [60.0%].
The Cats committed 3 turnovers, one for every 10.3 possessions. The Cats forced 6 VANDERBILT turnovers, one for every 5.2 possessions.
Use the following link to view the results after the game.
UK scored its 74 points in 62 possessions [1.19 ppp] for the game, and VANDERBILT scored its 70 points on 61 possessions [1.15 ppp].
Kentucky won the boards, with a rebounding edge 36-30, and Kentucky won the battle of the offensive glass 11-9. VANDERBILT converted its 9 second chance possessions into 7 second chance points while Kentucky converted their 11 second chance possessions to score 13 second chance points. VANDERBILT had an offensive efficiency of 1.033 ppp on its 61 first chance possessions and 0.778 ppp for its 9 second chance possessions. UK had 0.984 ppp on its 62 first chance possessions and 1.182 ppp on its 11 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed 34.4% of its misses as offensive rebounds while VANDERBILT was able to convert 26.5% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
Kentucky shot poorly from the free throw line in this game, making 12-21 [57.1%]. VANDERBILT made 14-22 [63.6%] for the game. Field goal shooting for UK was 29-56 overall [51.8%] and 4-12 from long range [33.3%]. For VANDERBILT, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a strong 13-30 [43.3%] and from long range, VANDERBILT hit 10-22 [100.0%].
The Cats who committed 7 turnovers, one for every 8.9 possessions. The Cats forced 7 VANDERBILT turnovers, one for every 8.7 possessions.
Prior to the game, the NGE analysis predicted a 17 point Kentucky win, 73-56 at a pace of 66 possessions for UK and 66 possessions for VANDERBILT. The final score was 74 (73) to 70 (56) at a pace of 62 possessions for the Cats and 61 possessions for VANDERBILT. The UK offensive efficiency for the game was 1.194 ppp (1.106 ppp) and the UK defensive efficiency was 1.148 ppp (0.970 ppp).
Next Game On Schedule: Saturday, February 23, 2013 when the Cats return to Rupp for College Game Day when the Cats will play the Missouri tigers;
I have updated the cumulative standings for all 26 games and the 13 SEC games using all three methods of comparison.
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