It has been no secret that the Cats have struggled to get started over the past month and half. I went back and looked into seeing how they fared across the entire season at the first media timeout. Here is what I found:
|Game||Score||Who was winning?|
|Stephen F. Austin||14-7||Kentucky|
|North Carolina||12-10||North Carolina|
|at Ole Miss||17-7||Kentucky|
|at Mississippi State||10-6||Kentucky|
|at Texas A&M||4-0||Texas A&M|
Some things I noticed:
- They have led in 22 of their 31 games this season. They hold a record of 19-3 in those games.
- They have trailed at that point in 8 of their 31 games this season. They hold a record of 7-1 in those games.
- They were only tied at that point once. They lost that game to UCLA.
- They have trailed at the first media timeout in 7 of their last 10 games, but do hold a 9-1 record in those games.
- They average scoring 9.8 points by that point.
- The most points they have scored is 17 (twice). Happening in back-to-back games at Louisville and at Ole Miss.
- The fewest they have scored was yesterday at Texas A&M.
What does all this mean? It definitely shows that they have been struggling in the past 10 games, but have been able to pull through and win. Of course, the first four minutes mean nothing if you perform in the last 36, but it is something to keep in mind.
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