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Analysis: What’s in a 3-Pointer?

 

There has been much talk about Kentucky’s 3-point shooting (or lack therof) following the weekend loss at Tennessee. In the game, Kentucky went an ice cold 2-22 (9.1%) from beyond the 3-point line. Now the question arises: is this just a bad outside shooting team?

Let’s break down the numbers and discuss:

Team 3-Point Shooting

Schedule, Result and 3PT Shooting

Morehead State W 75-59; 4-19 (21.1%)
Miami (OH) W 72-70; 6-11 (54.5%)
Sam Houston State W 102-92; 11-22 (50.0%)
Rider W 92-63; 4-16 (25.0%)
vs. Cleveland State W 73-49; 5-11 (45.5%)
vs. Stanford W 73-65; 6-19 (31.6%)
North Carolina-Asheville W 94-57; 8-18 (44.4%)
North Carolina W 68-66; 6-16 (37.5%)
vs. Connecticut W 64-61; 1-6 (16.7%)
Indiana W 90-73; 7-14 (50.0%)
Austin Peay W 90-69; 8-12 (66.7%)
Drexel W 88-44; 9-13 (69.2%)
Long Beach State W 86-73; 6-19 (31.6%)
Hartford W 104-61; 14-28 (50.0%)
Louisville W 71-62; 2-14 (14.3%)
Georgia W 76-68; 2-14 (14.3%)
at Florida W 89-77; 7-18 (38.9%)
at Auburn W 72-67; 5-14 (35.7%)
Arkansas W 101-70; 10-33 (30.3%)
at South Carolina L 68-62; 3-12 (25.0%)
Vanderbilt W 85-72; 12-23 (52.2%)
Mississippi W 85-75; 9-19 (47.4%)
at LSU W 81-55; 5-17 (29.4%)
Alabama W 66-55; 3-16 (18.8%)
Tennessee W 73-62; 7-19 (36.8%)
at Mississippi State W 81-75; 4-24 (16.7%)
at Vanderbilt W 58-56; 3-16 (18.8%)
South Carolina W 82-61; 3-11 (27.3%)
at Tennessee L 74-65; 2-22 (9.1%)

Home: 131-337 (38.9%)
Neutral: 12-36 (33.3%)
Road: 29-123 (23.6%)
SEC: 75-258 (29.0%)
Non-SEC: 97-238 (40.8%)
Season: 172-496 (34.7%)

Trends:

– Last 10 games (starting with USC loss): 51-179 (28.5%)
– Alarming trend in last 4 games: 12-73 (16.4%)
– In UK’s 2 losses on the season: 5-34 (14.7%)

Individual 3-Point Shooting:

Liggins 13-31 (41.9%)
Patterson 20-49 (40.8%)
Miller 36-94 (38.3%)
Bledsoe 31-87 (35.6%)
Dodson 37-105 (35.2%)
Wall 25-79 (31.6%)
Harris 4-26 (15.4%)

Others:

Harrellson 2-4 (50.0%)
Hood 4-9 (44.4%)
Cousins 1-6 (16.7%)
Krebs 1-9 (11.1%)
Stevenson 0-1 (0.0%)
Orton 0-2 (0.0%)

Individual Notes:

Ill-advised shot of the year: Orton’s attempt in the UT loss
Dodson’s slump: 2-21 (9.5%) in last 7 games
Bledsoe’s slump: 7-36 (19.4%) in last 11 games
Wall’s slump: 3-23 (13.0%) in last 7 games
Most reliable shooters on the team: Patterson and Liggins? Really?
Weirdness: Harrellson and Hood are 6-13 (46.2%); Harris is 4-26 (15.4%)
Consistency: Patterson has made a 3-pointer in 8 of last 9 games

What’s going on?

– Just a slump?
– SEC defenses are focusing on a weak spot?
– Tough stretch of games?
– Just a bad shooting team?
– Taking bad shots?
– Wrong players taking the shots?

I have heard all of these ideas discussed in the past two days. What are your thoughts? Let’s discuss in the comments…

Article written by Anthony Wireman