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Kentucky at Georgia -- Statistical comparison

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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.

Statistic UK UGA Comments
Overall 9-9 11-7
Conference 3-2 2-3
Home 9-4 10-0
Away 0-4 1-4
Top 25 2-2 0-1
RPI Top 50 3-3 1-2
Ranking NR NR BlogPoll
RPI 137
114

SOS 27
106

National rankings UK UGA Comments
FG% 51 180
2 pt FG% 42 186
3 pt FG% 143 231
Possessions 176 122
Offensive Pts/Possession 96 191
Defensive Pts/Possession 88 66 Tough defenses
TO/gm 291 217 Ugh.
APG 144 299 Georgia can't pass.
A/TO 239 289 We are better than somebody!
Rebounds 104 143



Stat All Games Conference Games

UK UGA UK UGA Delta (adjusted for games played for all games) Comments
Total Games 18 18 5 5 0
Wins 9 11 3 2 -2
Losses 9 7 2 3 2
Pct 0.5 0.61 0.6 0.4 -0.11
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 1304 1251 363 317 53
Points Per Game 72.4 69.5 72.6 63.4 2.9 Not much difference. Defensive teams
Rebounds 676 760 204 209 -84
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 195 246 66 69 -51
Offensive Rebounds Per Game 10.8 13.7 13.2 13.8 -2.9 Ditto
Defensive Rebounds 440 443 122 115 -3
Defensive Rebounds Per Game 24.4 24.6 24.4 23 -0.2 Call this even
Assists 247 212 65 49 35
Assists Per Game 13.7 11.8 13 9.8 1.9 At least we get more assists than somebody.
Steals 134 141 35 45 -7
Steals Per Game 7.4 7.8 7 9 -0.4 About even
Turnovers 301 287 75 78 14
Turnovers Per Game 16.7 15.9 15 15.6 0.8 We're getting better.
Blocks 84 66 24 17 18
Blocks Per Game 4.7 3.7 4.8 3.4 1 Small advantage to UK
Fouls 368 319 99 94 49
Fouls Per Game 20.4 17.7 19.8 18.8 2.7 We out-foul almost everybody.
Disqualifications 13 4 4 1 9


Enjoy your Friday.  Tomorrow is game day!