LSU vs. Kentucky: Full Game Preview
|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.
- 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.
|C+||J. O`Bryant III||24||11||8||1||0||1||3|
|D+||A. Del Piero||14||5||3||0||0||1||1|