LSU vs. Kentucky: Full Game Preview

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LSU vs. Kentucky: Full Game Preview
LSU
(10-6, 1-4 away)
Kentucky
(12-6, 10-2 home)
Venue: Rupp Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
LSU S Coleman 12.4 J O`Bryant III 7.9 C Carmouche 3.9
Kentucky A Goodwin 14.6 N Noel 9.4 R Harrow 3.6

On Saturday, LSU travels to Rupp Arena to take on Kentucky. It gets started at 4:00 EST and you can catch it on SEC Network. The Tigers are 2-4 against the Wildcats over the last four years. They fell 60-51 on 3/9/2012, the last time they met.

LSU is in 11th place in the conference, Kentucky is in 4th place.

In a 58-54 win over Texas A&M on January 23rd, Shavon Coleman put up 17 points for the Tigers. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 12.4 points per contest. For the Wildcats, Nerlens Noel put up 8 points and 13 rebounds in the 59-55 loss to Alabama on January 22nd. He contributes a team-leading 9.4 rebounds per game, 4.2 blocks per game, and 2.5 steals per game. Kentucky ranks 2nd in their conference in effective field goal percentage at 53.5, which also places them 27th in the country.

Kentucky StatSmack

  • We beat real teams. LSU has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Kentucky this season (2 vs 0).
  • It's only wins and losses, but LSU has a better overall record than Kentucky this season (8-2 vs 8-4).
  • Shavon Coleman is ranked 8th in the SEC in rebounds and 8th in the SEC in blocks.
  • Andre Stringer is ranked 5th in the SEC in three-pointers.
  • At least you keep showing up. LSU has an average margin of victory of 12 over Kentucky in 16 wins since 1980.
  • LSU players are more experienced than Kentucky players (9,270 minutes played vs 6,387 minutes played).
  • Anthony Hickey is ranked 39th nationally in steals.
  • We make our fans proud. LSU has a better record at home than Kentucky this season (7-0 vs 7-1).
  • Charles Carmouche is ranked 5th in the SEC in steals.
LSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Anthony Hickey 30 12 4 4 4 0 2
B Shavon Coleman 29 12 8 1 2 1 2
C+ C. Carmouche 24 10 3 4 2 0 2
C+ J. O`Bryant III 24 11 8 1 0 1 3
C Andre Stringer 29 11 2 2 1 0 2
C Malik Morgan 19 5 3 1 2 1 1
D+ A. Del Piero 14 5 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Eddie Ludwig 12 3 3 1 0 0 2
D+ Shane Hammink 14 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Corban Collins 13 4 2 1 0 0 2
D Jalen Courtney 10 2 3 0 0 0 1
D- Joshua Badeaux 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Mychal Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Dave Jackson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
UK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Nerlens Noel 31 11 9 2 3 4 2
B+ Archie Goodwin 32 15 5 3 1 1 3
B Alex Poythress 26 13 6 1 0 1 3
B- W. Cauley-Stein 21 8 6 1 1 2 1
B- Kyle Wiltjer 24 11 5 2 0 0 1
C+ Ryan Harrow 28 10 3 4 1 0 2
C+ Julius Mays 31 9 3 3 0 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 4 1 1 0 0 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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