Tennessee vs. Kentucky: Full Game Preview

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Tennessee vs. Kentucky: Full Game Preview
Tennessee
(8-6, 1-3 away)
Kentucky
(10-5, 9-2 home)
Venue: Rupp Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 15, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Tennessee J McRae 13.3 J Stokes 7.7 T Golden 4.1
Kentucky A Goodwin 15.7 N Noel 9.3 A Goodwin 3.6

Kentucky has a statistical edge over Tennessee in two specific areas. The Wildcats have the upper hand in blocked shots, seven per game to three per game. Kentucky also has an advantage in scoring, 77 points per game to 65 points per game. When considering the Four Factors, Kentucky performs well in effective field goal percentage at 53.7. This ranks 2nd in the conference and 32nd in the country.

Kentucky StatSmack

  • Skylar McBee is ranked 10th in the SEC in three-pointers.
  • Trae Golden is ranked 2nd in the SEC in assists.
  • Tennessee players are more experienced than Kentucky players (8,463 minutes played vs 6,587 minutes played).
  • Even computers respect Tennessee more. We have a better RPI this season than Kentucky (RPI: #39 vs #51).
  • We beat real teams. Tennessee has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Kentucky this season (2 vs 0).
  • We make our fans proud. Tennessee has a better record at home than Kentucky this season (6-0 vs 8-1).
  • Tennessee is better at defending the three (25.0% allowed vs 31.9% allowed) than Kentucky this season.
TENN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Jarnell Stokes 27 11 8 1 1 1 2
B Jordan McRae 29 13 3 2 1 1 2
B- Trae Golden 29 11 3 4 0 0 2
C+ Josh Richardson 30 8 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Derek Reese 20 6 2 1 1 0 0
C Kenny Hall 23 6 6 0 0 1 2
C Skylar McBee 26 6 1 1 0 0 1
C- Yemi Makenjuola 10 3 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Q. Chievous 11 2 3 0 0 0 1
D+ D. Edwards 10 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Armani Moore 8 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Rob Murphy 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Brandon Lopez 6 0 1 0 0 0 1
UK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Nerlens Noel 31 11 9 2 3 4 2
B+ Archie Goodwin 32 16 5 4 1 1 3
B Alex Poythress 26 13 6 1 0 1 3
B- W. Cauley-Stein 21 8 6 1 1 2 1
C+ Kyle Wiltjer 23 11 4 2 0 0 1
C+ Julius Mays 31 9 3 3 1 0 1
C+ Ryan Harrow 26 10 2 3 1 0 1
D+ Jarrod Polson 12 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Brian Long 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Jon Hood 5 2 1 0 1 0 0
D Twany Beckham 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Tod Lanter 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Sam Malone 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
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