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The Stats you need to know before Tip-Off

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North Carolina is all that stands in the way between Kentucky and the Final Four. Earlier this season, Kentucky defeated North Carolina in what might have been the best regular season College Basketball game in recent memory.

Big Blue History, an impressive collection and analysis of statistics, went through and found out what Kentucky’s record is in Tournament games that is a rematch from earlier in the season, in which Kentucky won the first meeting (Updated)Overall, Kentucky is 13-4 in these games.

Games Kentucky won the rematch:

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Games Kentucky lost the rematch:

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Looking more specifically, Coach Cal’s record is 3-1 in these games, with all four being ones that all Kentucky fans can remember.

It also might be worth mentioning this statistic:

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Kentucky has never lost in the Memphis area. Go Cats! #BeatUNC

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Article written by Sam Gormley

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7 Comments for The Stats you need to know before Tip-Off



  1. Dusten
    12:37 pm March 26, 2017 Permalink

    It looks to me like we are 14-3, having never lost a rematch after having won the initial contest. It also looks like we haven’t won a game after having lost the initial contest (except that just happened against UCLA and I know it happened with Indiana in 2012). Maybe I’m not understanding something here.



  2. rosquirto
    12:44 pm March 26, 2017 Permalink

    I appreciate the work that went into this but these kind of stats don’t mean anything. Today’s outcome is unrelated to anything that’s come before it. That being said, “GO CATS”



    • catsarerunnin
      12:46 pm March 26, 2017 Permalink

      Yes never make people read interesting historical info like this especially on game day….



    • CATandMONKEY
      1:09 pm March 26, 2017 Permalink

      I agree catsarerunnin that is interesting and thought provoking. I also agree that these stats have zero bearing on the outcome of this particular game.

      That being said I would much rather read entertaining statistics provided by Sam than anything “statistical” put forth by BTI.

      Having several grad courses in stats and having to apply stats daily at work takes ALL the fun out of them, believe me.
      I am hopeful that we add to the UK weighted side of the above stats.
      Go CATS!



  3. abelincoln
    12:46 pm March 26, 2017 Permalink

    Where is UMass in 96 or Indiana in 2012?