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Kentucky-Tennessee By the Numbers

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.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

8 Comments for Kentucky-Tennessee By the Numbers



  1. BigJohnC
    11:12 am February 8, 2020 Permalink

    73-68 UK. Tennessee shoots well but 1-12 from 3…? UT shoots 15+ foul shots



  2. spincr4hire
    11:41 am February 8, 2020 Permalink

    KY not in top 16 according to ESPN



  3. Righteous1
    12:09 pm February 8, 2020 Permalink

    UK chances increase if Calipari gets ejected. UK not in top 16 because you cannot lose to Evansville, Utah, and South Carolina and expect to be rewarded. Well Cal Lovers Wolfpack your hero coach is 3-6 in Knoxville!



    • nocode96
      12:20 pm February 8, 2020 Permalink

      Omg, you’re so obsessed with Cal. Do you have a shrine in your room too? No one talks about Cal as much as you. Why is he on your brain all day long? He’s just a coach to the rest of us, but he seems to be your entire world. It’s creepy how much he’s on your mind. You’re the basketball equivalent of a 40 year old dude that sends unwanted dic pics to teenaged girls once you realize they play the same video games as you. Maybe go see a doctor because your fascination and obsession with coach isn’t healthy at all.



    • 4everUKBlue
      12:44 pm February 8, 2020 Permalink

      nocode, this Slater pretending to be a retiree. Seems like he needs some preparation h for that butt sore.