Kentucky vs. Arkansas: Full Game Preview

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Kentucky vs. Arkansas: Full Game Preview
Kentucky
(20-8, 4-6 away)
Arkansas
(17-11, 16-3 home)
Venue: Bud Walton Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, March 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Kentucky A Goodwin 13.8 N Noel 9.5 R Harrow 3.2
Arkansas B Young 15.3 M Powell 5.3 B Young 3.7

On Saturday, Arkansas welcomes Kentucky at Bud Walton Arena. The game gets underway at 4 p.m. EST and you can see it on CBS. The Razorbacks are 1-3 against the Wildcats over the last four years. They fell 86-63 on Jan. 17, 2012, the last time they met.

Arkansas is currently in seventh place in the conference and Kentucky is in second.

In their last matchup on Feb. 27, Marshawn Powell put up 17 points and 8 rebounds for the Razorbacks in a loss to LSU, 65-60. He is averaging 14.9 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 5.3 per game. In an 85-55 blowout of Mississippi State on Feb. 27, Ryan Harrow put up 19 points and 7 rebounds for the Wildcats. He is averaging 10.2 points per game in addition to a team-best 3.2 assists per game. When considering the Four Factors, Kentucky performs well in effective field goal percentage at 53.9 percent. This ranks second in the conference and 20th in the country.

Kentucky StatSmack

  • The Arkansas scoring leader (Marshawn Powell, 416 points) has more points than the Kentucky scoring leader (Archie Goodwin, 386 points).
  • Arkansas has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Kentucky this season (three vs. one).
  • Hunter Mickelson is ranked 7th in the SEC in blocks.
  • Fayetteville isn't as congested as Lexington (population is significantly lower).
  • Marshawn Powell is ranked 4th in the SEC in points and 10th in the SEC in blocks.
  • Arkansas players are more experienced than Kentucky players (12,750 minutes played vs. 9,637 minutes played).
  • Arkansas has an average margin of victory of 7 over Kentucky in eight wins since 1991.
  • The Arkansas assist leader (B.J. Young, 99 assists) has more assists than the Kentucky assist leader (Julius Mays, 87 assists).
  • Mardracus Wade is ranked 8th in the SEC in steals.
UK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Nerlens Noel 32 10 9 2 2 4 2
B Archie Goodwin 32 14 4 3 1 1 3
B Alex Poythress 26 12 6 1 0 0 2
B- Julius Mays 32 10 3 3 0 0 1
B- W. Cauley-Stein 22 8 6 1 1 2 1
B- Kyle Wiltjer 24 11 4 2 0 1 1
C+ Ryan Harrow 28 10 3 3 1 0 2
C- Jarrod Polson 13 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Jon Hood 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Brian Long 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Twany Beckham 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Sam Malone 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
D Tod Lanter 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
ARK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B B.J. Young 29 15 4 4 1 0 2
B Marshawn Powell 25 15 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Coty Clarke 19 7 5 1 1 1 1
C H. Mickelson 17 6 4 1 1 1 1
C Mardracus Wade 24 7 2 2 2 0 1
C Michael Qualls 15 4 3 1 1 1 1
C- Rickey Scott 16 5 2 2 1 0 1
C- Rashad Madden 16 4 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Kikko Haydar 13 3 1 1 1 0 0
D+ J. Williams 10 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Anthlon Bell 9 4 1 0 0 0 0
D Fred Gulley 12 1 1 1 1 0 1
D D. Wagner 6 1 0 1 0 0 0
D Davion Spivey 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
D C. Henderson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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