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Kentucky-LSU By the Numbers

3 — LSU’s offensive efficiency ranking, according to KenPom. Even though they’ve lost three of four, they’ve scored at least 82 points per game during that stretch. They rank second in the SEC in scoring and sixth nationally with 80.8 ppg.

4 — Kentucky Wildcats average at least 12 points per game. That milestone has not been reached since Rick Pitino’s first season in 1989-90.

5 — Where UK ranks nationally in free throw shooting percentage, knocking down 78.9% of their attempts from the charity stripe.

13 — More free throws LSU shoots on average against non mid-major opponents at home. Those opponents are also called for 6.6 more fouls per game than the Tigers.

27 — Immanuel Quickley is a perfect 27-for-27 from the free throw line when it’s a two-possession game or less at any point with under three minutes to play. As a team UK is 86.7% from the charity stripe during crunch time.

33.8 — Percent of shots LSU misses result in offensive rebounds, the 13th-best mark in America.

35.3 — Percent chance ESPN’s BPI gives UK to win tonight in Baton Rouge. KenPom looks a little more favorable on the Wildcats, giving Kentucky a 41% chance to win.

47.7 — LSU’s shooting percentage is the best in the SEC and ranked 13th nationally.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

1 Comment for Kentucky-LSU By the Numbers



  1. mashburnfan1
    7:21 pm February 18, 2020 Permalink

    How about one more number 0. That’s how many good wins LSU has. Here is who they beat Bowling Green by 8, Nicholls State by 10, UMBC, Rhode Island, Missouri State, New Orleans, Northwestern State, liberty, Texas. They lost to East Tennessee State, which is not too bad of a loss actually. They lost to Southern Cal, Utah State, VCU, not exactly powerhouse teams there. They lost to Vandy and Alabama while beating the power team called Missouri by four. Even the SEC wins are not impressive, Arkansas by 2, Mississippi State by 1, Texas A&M in overtime or Miss by 4, at home to Florida by 2, they are not a good team. Yeah they lost to Auburn in overtime but the teams Auburn beat is just the same as this garbage, 20 teams will be undefeated with Auburn schedule