It's conference time! UK opens SEC play with a couple of games against South Carolina and Auburn - two teams that are weaker than what UK players face in practice each day. Yeah, yeah, yeah, "Conference games are tough" and "winning on the road in conference is hard." Whatever. UK ought to win each of these games handily.
Tentative Upcoming GOG Schedule (to help you plan your GOGness):
GOG #9: South Carolina/Auburn
GOG #10: Tennessee/Arkansas
- GOG introduction here.
- GOG #8 has been scored. Congratulations to jc25 for the win!
- Match-up and player info for South Carolina and Auburn
Entries are due by tip-off at 4:00 PM Saturday, January 7.
GOG 2011-12 #09:South Carolina and Auburn [49 points]
- Does UK beat South Carolina by 20 points or more? [+1 if correct, -1 if incorrect] no
- Does UK beat Auburn by more or fewer points than they beat South Carolina? [+1 if correct, -1 if incorrect] By exactly the same margin, so every one got this correct since I didn't phrase the question to account for that possibility
- How many total points does UK score in the two games? [4/3/2/1 point] 147
- How many points do South Carolina and Auburn combine to score? [4/3/2/1 point] 117
- How many total points in the paint does UK score in the two games? [4/3/2/1 point] 68
- Rank the top 5 UK players in order from most to least for total rebounds grabbed in these two games. [1 point each, 5 points total] Davis, MKG, Jones, Teague, Lamb
- Which UK freshman scores the most points against South Carolina? [3 points] Teague
- Kyle Wiltjer: Predict his points/made 3pt FGs/rebounds for the two games combined. [2 points each, 6 points total] 5/1/1
- Bruce Ellington returns to the basketball court from the football field for the Gamecocks. Predict his turnovers/assisted made FGs/blocks. [2 points each, 6 points total] 0/0/0
- Auburn is pretty good at blocking shots, ranking 9th in the country in Block% according to KenPom. Kentucky is 2nd in the country. Which team blocks the most shots in their game? [+1 if correct, -1 if incorrect] UK
- Does Marquis Teague have more assists than turnovers against Auburn? [+1 of correct, -1 if incorrect] No, 3 apiece
- How many UK players record at least 1 assist in each game? [3 points] 4 (Teague, Lamb, Miller, MKG)
- What is the highest number of assists recorded by any player (all teams) in these two games? [4 points] 4
- Who wins the 1st round games in the NFL playoffs: Lions vs Saints, Giants vs Falcons, Steelers vs Broncos, Bengals vs Texans? [+1 if correct, -1 if incorrect each, 4 points total] Saints, Giants, Broncos, Texans
- Who wins the BCS Title game between LSU and Alabama? [+1 if correct, -1 if incorrect] Alabama
- Higher total: combined points for LSU and Alabama or the single game high score for a UK player against South Carolina? [+1 if correct, -1 if incorrect] Football score (barely)
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