Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball: Inside the Numbers

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Kentucky Wildcats Men's Basketball: Inside the Numbers
Jamal Murray - Photo Credit Brendon Miller/ Midwest News & Sports
Kentucky Wildcats Men's Basketball: Inside the Numbers
Jamal Murray – Photo Credit Brendon Miller/ Midwest News & Sports

February 7, 2016 Louisville, KY. (Analyzed Sports)

Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball: Inside the Numbers

Jamal Murray scored a career high 35 points with a career best eight three pointers as the No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats (17-6, 7-3 SEC) defeated the Florida Gators 80-61 Saturday afternoon in Rupp Arena.  His back-court mate the little general Tyler Ulis finished with 18 points and a team high 11 assists.  With eight games remaining in the regular season, Wildcat fans are gearing up for what hopes to be a deep run in March.

Below is a look into the real numbers for the Kentucky Wildcats heading into March.

team stats

  • 33.3 percent from 3 –  This percentage has raised a little over the season, but still remains a concern for the team.
  • 47.4 percent FG
  • 67 percent from Free-Throw –  To make a deep run in the tournament this number needs to be in the low 70’s.

best 3pt shooters

  • Derek Willis 39.7% on 73 attempts
  • Jamal Murray 39.1% on 169 attempts

best fREE THROW SHOOTERS

  • Derek Willis 91%
  • Tyler Ulis 87%
  • Jamal Murray 75%
Kentucky Wildcats Men's Basketball: Inside the Numbers
Marcus Lee – Photo Credit Brendon Miller/ Midwest News & Sports

BEST REBOUNDERS

  • Marcus Lee – 6.7 RPG
  • Alex Poythress – 6.6 RPG
  • Isaiah Briscoe – 5.2 RPG

ASSIST LEADERS

  • Tyler Ulis – 6.4 APG
  • Isaiah Briscoe – 3.4 APG
Kentucky Wildcats Men's Basketball: Inside the Numbers
Jamal Murray – Photo Credit Brendon Miller/ Midwest News & Sports

KEN POM RANKING – 20TH.  – 17th Offensively, 50th Defensively according to Kenpom. 

RPI Ranking 19th

Strength of Schedule – 40th

Analyzed Sports Seed Prediction: 5 seed

 

Final Thoughts –  Currently this is a team that can lose early in the tournament, or make a nice run with the right match-ups.  This is Calipari 7th team.  Every time his Kentucky teams have made the NCAA tournament, they have at least made it to an Elite Eight game.   Can this year’s team make an Elite Eight?  Absolutely with the right matchups, but they could also be bounced in the first weekend too. These last eight games are imperative into what seed the Wildcats can get in order to set them up for a seed that’s capable of making a deep run into the tournament.  There’s a lot of basketball left to be played.

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