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Kentucky at Auburn -- Statistical comparison

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Here is the statistical comparison between Auburn and Kentucky.

Auburn is closer to us statistically than I might have thought.  The thing that really jumps out is that Auburn is 5th in the nation in 2 point FG%.  Amazing for such a relatively unsuccessful team.

Unlike Georgia, Auburn can shoot the basketball.  What they cannot do, apparently, is defend.  They give up a lot of points on defense, and are 9th in the league in scoring defense, 11th in scoring margin, 12th in FG% defense, and 11th in 3-pt FG% defense.  The only defensive stat in which Auburn excels is in steals.  They are second in the SEC behind the Vols.

Besides FG%, Auburn doesn't really excel in any offensive categories.  They are not a totally unfortunate team, and their record at home is better than ours.  But of course, we have played a much tougher overall schedule than the Tigers.

I'll have a more in-depth look at the game in my adversary analysis.  For more on the Auburn Tigers, please be sure to visit our SBNation brothers at Track 'em Tigers.

Thanks again to Statsheet.com and Basketball State for the statistical data.

Statistic UK Aub Comments
Overall 10-9 12-8
Conference 4-2 2-5
Home 9-4 7-3
Away 1-8 3-4 Auburn is the better road team
Top 25 2-2 1-1
RPI Top 50 3-3 1-4 We're coming up!
Ranking NR NR BlogPoll
RPI 112 147 Coming up here, too.
SOS 30 183
National rankings UK Aub Comments
FG% 42 27
2 pt FG% 48 5 Wow!
3 pt FG% 116 172
Possessions 199 176 We like the same tempo
Offensive Pts/Possession 93 95 About equal
Defensive Pts/Possession 87 245 Huge UK advantage
TO/gm 274 179 Getting beter, but still ugly
APG 150 66 Georgia can't pass.
A/TO 225 102 We are better than somebody!

Statistic All Games Conference Games

UK Aub UK Aub Delta (adjusted
for games played
for all games)
Comments
Total Games 19 20 6 7 -1
Wins 10 12 4 2 -2
Losses 9 8 2 5 1
Pct 0.53 0.6 0.67 0.29 -0.07
Field Goals Made 476 528 144 181 -25.6
Field Goals Attempted 1008 1103 319 395 -39.85
Field Goal Percentage 0.47 0.48 0.45 0.46 -0.01 Pretty much a push
Free Throws Made 297 225 102 85 83.25
Free Throws Attempted 391 351 134 120 57.55
Free Throw Percentage 0.76 0.64 0.76 0.71 0.12 We got everybody beat
3pt Field Goals Made 118 144 36 61 -18.8
3pt Field Goals Attempted 324 412 98 168 -67.4
3pt Field Goal Percentage 0.36 0.35 0.37 0.36 0.01 Push, again
Points 1367 1425 426 508 13.25
Points Per Game 71.9 71.3 71 72.6 0.6 Push, again
Rebounds 710 733 238 253 13.65
Rebounds Per Game 37.4 36.7 39.7 36.1 0.7 We are better in conference
Offensive Rebounds 200 207 71 72 3.35
Offensive Rebounds Per Game 10.5 10.4 11.8 10.3 0.1 We are a bit better in conf.
Defensive Rebounds 466 471 148 156 18.55
Defensive Rebounds Per Game 24.5 23.6 24.7 22.3 0.9 We're a bit better here
Assists 260 304 78 96 -44
Assists Per Game 13.7 15.2 13 13.7 -1.5 Same story, different team
Steals 138 166 39 43 -28
Steals Per Game 7.3 8.3 6.5 6.1 -1 They are good thieves
Turnovers 309 293 83 90 16
Turnovers Per Game 16.3 14.7 13.8 12.9 1.6 We are on an upturn here.
Blocks 88 53 28 17 35
Blocks Per Game 4.6 2.7 4.7 2.4 1.9 Advantage Cats
Fouls 382 325 113 117 57
Fouls Per Game 20.1 16.3 18.8 16.7 3.8 Heh. We lead the league.
Disqualifications 13 6 4 4 7 Middle of the pack in conf.



Game day is tomorrow.  Go Cats!