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UK scored its 82 points in 73 possessions [1.12 ppp] for the game, and MARSHALL scored its 54 points on 74 possessions [0.73 ppp].
Kentucky won the boards, with a rebounding edge 48-43, and Kentucky won the offensive glass with a 17-16 offensive rebounding advantage. MARSHALL converted its 8 second chance possessions into 8 second chance points while Kentucky converted their 17 second chance possessions to score 19 second chance points. MARSHALL had an offensive efficiency of 0.622 ppp on its 74 first chance possessions and 0.500 ppp for its 16 second chance possessions. UK had 0.863 ppp on its 73 first chance possessions and 1.118 ppp on its 17 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed 38.6% of its misses as offensive rebounds while MARSHALL was able to convert 34.0% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.
UK hit well from the free throw line in this game, making 21-27 [77.8%]. MARSHALL made 14-26 [53.8%] for the game. Field goal shooting for UK was 29-67 overall [42.0%] and 3-17 from long range [17.6%]. For MARSHALL, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was a weak 14-46[30.4%] and from long range, MARSHALL hit 4-15 [26.7%].
The Cats who committed 9 turnovers, one for every 8.1 possessions. The Cats forced 17 MARSHALL turnovers, one for every 4.4 possessions.
Prior to the game, the NGE analysis predicted a 23 point UK win, 83-60 at a pace of 71 possessions for UK and 71 possessions for Marshall. The final score was 82 (83) to 54 (60) at a pace of 73 possessions for the Cats and 74 possessions for MARSHALL. The UK offensive efficiency for the game was 1.123 ppp (1.169 ppp) and the UK defensive efficiency was 0.730 ppp (0.845 ppp).
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