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March 2, 2021

KenPon, Sagarin predictions for the rest of the regular season

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:45am March 2, 2021 3/2/21

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It’s a mystery which Kentucky team will show up on any given night, but as we begin the long march to tonight’s 9 p.m. tip off vs. Ole Miss, let’s check in with the computer models for the latest projections on how the Cats will finish the regular season. Kentucky vs. Ole Miss 9 p.m.,…

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January 24, 2021

Kentucky still ranks as one of the ‘unluckiest’ teams in CBB

Sam Gormley 3:00pm January 24, 2021 1/24/21

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As the old saying goes, “sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.” This season, Kentucky hasn’t been either one. The website of college basketball statistician Ken Pomeroy, KenPom.com is a bastion of knowledge. He rates teams on factors like offensive/defensive efficiency, tempo, strength of schedule, and luck. Yes, luck. Pomeroy calculates luck by comparing…

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January 15, 2021

KenPom, Sagarin Predictions for Kentucky’s next three games

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:00pm January 15, 2021 1/15/21

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After Tuesday night’s 20-point loss to Alabama, Kentucky desperately needs some wins to keep its NCAA Tournament hopes alive. The Cats are on the road for their next two games, playing at Auburn tomorrow and at Georgia Wednesday, before returning to Rupp Arena to host LSU on Saturday. What are the computer models saying about…

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December 13, 2020

Kentucky Down to 42nd in the Latest KenPom Ranking

Brent Wainscott 12:00pm December 13, 2020 12/13/20

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After Kentucky’s 1-4 start to the season, the ‘Cats have fallen to 42nd in the latest KenPom update. They started the season ranked 12th. KenPom rankings are determined by the adjusted efficiency margin (AdjEM), which is simply the team’s adjusted offensive efficiency minus its adjusted defensive efficiency. The adjustments are largely based on scheduling, opponent…

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November 4, 2020

Kentucky No. 11 in first KenPom ratings of the season

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 11:00am November 4, 2020 11/4/20

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While you were sleeping — or not sleeping — the first KenPom ratings of the 2020-21 season dropped, a beautiful distraction from life’s problems. Kentucky is No. 11 in the inaugural ratings after finishing last season No. 29. Pomeroy rates the Cats’ offense No. 13 in the country and defense No. 18. Considering that, save…

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February 3, 2020

KenPom, Sagarin Predictions for Kentucky’s next five games

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:00pm February 3, 2020 2/3/20

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Believe it or not, there are only ten games left in the regular season. Let’s look at the Cats’ next five opponents and what the KenPom and Sagarin Ratings say about the possible outcomes. First, a rundown of Kentucky’s record, ranking, and position in the ratings: Record: 16-5, 6-2 SEC AP Poll: 15 Coaches Poll:…

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January 10, 2020

KenPom, Sagarin Predictions For Kentucky’s Next Six Games

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:00pm January 10, 2020 1/10/20

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Kentucky is off to a 2-0 start in SEC play, but the month of January presents plenty of challenges, including back-to-back road games at South Carolina and Arkansas and the Big 12/SEC Challenge at No. 22 Texas Tech. Before turning the page to Alabama, let’s look at the Cats’ next six opponents and what the…

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December 4, 2019

Sagarin, KenPom Predictions For Kentucky’s Next Five Games

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:00pm December 4, 2019 12/4/19

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Kentucky only plays five games in December, but two are against top six teams (No. 1 Louisville, No. 6 Ohio State). Big month! In the midst of a rare week between games, let’s take a look at the Cats’ next five opponents and what the KenPom and Sagarin Ratings are saying about the possible outcomes.…

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October 20, 2019

Preseason KenPom Rankings Have Kentucky at No. 2

Zack Geoghegan 10:45pm October 20, 2019 10/20/19

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With a little over two weeks until the Kentucky Wildcats open the 2019-20 season against Michigan State, we’re starting to see some preseason rankings trickle out. On Sunday morning, Ken Pomeroy released his initial KenPom rankings and the ‘Cats found themselves sitting comfortably as the No. 2 ranked team in the country. Claiming the top…

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August 9, 2019

KenPom Ranks Kentucky Second-Best Program Since 1997

Nick Roush 10:30am August 9, 2019 8/9/19

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Over the last two decades, Kentucky has arguably been the most successful basketball program in the country. There are plenty of trophies and banners to prove it. Now KenPom analytics reinforce that sentiment. Today Ken Pomeroy released his ranking of every team from 1-353 since 1997. In Pomeroy’s program rankings he accounts for data on…

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