Here is the statistical comparison between Georgia and Kentucky.
What jumps out to me is that we finally out-statistic a team. USC was pretty even with us, but we are a significantly better team on paper than the Dawgs.
Georgia really struggles shooting the basketball. They are at the bottom of the league in scoring, FG% and 3-point FG%. Even more amazing, the Cats have a better assist to turnover ratio than Georgia -- quite possibly the first time UK has lead an opponent in that stat since league play began.
Conversely, Georgia is second in the SEC in scoring defense, 3rd in 3-point shooting defense, first in steals and third in offensive rebounds. Kentucky is anything but an offensive juggernaut, and with Georgia contesting every basket, this game will most likely be an ugly, low-scoring war of attrition. Kentucky has not fared particularly well against aggressive man-to-man defense this year, and has had a tendency to turn the ball over when pressed hard. Georgia will press us hard.
I'll have a more in-depth look at the game in my adversary analysis. For more on the Georgia Bulldogs, please be sure to visit our SBNation brothers at Dawg Sports.
Thanks again to Statsheet.com and Basketball State for the statistical data.
|Stat||All Games||Conference Games|
|UK||UGA||UK||UGA||Delta (adjusted for games played for all games)||Comments|
|Field Goals Made||452||449||120||114||3|
|Field Goals Attempted||961||1032||272||298||-71|
|Field Goal Percentage||0.47||0.44||0.44||0.38||0.04||Georgia is the worst offensive team in the SEC.|
|Free Throws Made||288||246||93||62||42|
|Free Throws Attempted||374||361||117||90||13|
|Free Throw Percentage||0.77||0.68||0.8||0.69||0.09||We are the best in the SEC|
|3pt Field Goals Made||112||107||30||27||5|
|3pt Field Goals Attempted||312||335||86||101||-23|
|3pt Field Goal Percentage||0.36||0.32||0.35||0.27||0.04||Georgia is the worst in the league|
|Points Per Game||72.4||69.5||72.6||63.4||2.9||Not much difference. Defensive teams|
|Rebounds Per Game||37.6||42.2||40.8||41.8||-4.6||Can you believe they get more per game than us?|
|Offensive Rebounds Per Game||10.8||13.7||13.2||13.8||-2.9||Ditto|
|Defensive Rebounds Per Game||24.4||24.6||24.4||23||-0.2||Call this even|
|Assists Per Game||13.7||11.8||13||9.8||1.9||At least we get more assists than somebody.|
|Steals Per Game||7.4||7.8||7||9||-0.4||About even|
|Turnovers Per Game||16.7||15.9||15||15.6||0.8||We're getting better.|
|Blocks Per Game||4.7||3.7||4.8||3.4||1||Small advantage to UK|
|Fouls Per Game||20.4||17.7||19.8||18.8||2.7||We out-foul almost everybody.|
Enjoy your Friday. Tomorrow is game day!