2.6 — Blocks per game by Yves Pons, the most in the Southeastern Conference. Nick Richards comes in at third with 2.2 a game. Pons has blocked at least one shot in every game this season.
4 — Straight UK losses in Knoxville. Tennessee has won eight of their last 12 home games vs. the Cats. UK still leads the series in Knoxville 52-51. Kentucky has never won a national championship without winning at Tennessee.
7 — Games played by Uros Plavisic, a 7-foot Serbian that transferred from Arizona State. Averaging only 4.6 points and 1.4 rebounds per game, he does boast one impressive performance against Miss. State, scoring 16 points and grabbing three rebounds in the losing effort.
9 — Where the Vols rank among their SEC foes in rebounds per game, grabbing 36.2 per game. They’re near the bottom of the league in offensive rebounds, reeling in 27.5% of their missed shots.
11 — Straight games Immanuel Quickley has scored in double figures. He’s score 20+ points in three of his last four.
16 — Times an unranked Tennessee team has beaten a Top 15 UK team, most recently in 2017.
18 — Where the Vols rank nationally in scoring defense. Surrendering just 61.5 ppg., it’s the best scoring defense in the SEC.
31 — Kentucky’s adjusted offensive efficiency rating in KenPom. That offense will be tested against KenPom’s 36th-ranked defense.
51 — Percent chance Tennessee wins according to both ESPN’s BPI and KenPom. The advanced stats are calling this one a toss-up.