Friday, February 29, 2008

Tennessee vs. Kentucky Preview: By The Numbers

By The Numbers

1 - 25-3 (ll-2 SEC) - Tennessee is currently ranked 1st in the SEC, NCAA (AP/USA Today Poll). They are #1 in RPI
2 - UT’s strength of schedule is ranked as the 2nd-most difficult in the nation
3 - Chris Lofton is the 3rd Kentucky Mr. Basketball to play for the Vols, joining Allan Houston (1989) and Jermaine Brown (1991)
5 - Under Bruce Pearl, UT is 64-5 when leading or tied with 5 minutes left in the game.
6.4 - Tennessee has outrebounded its last 10 opponents by an average of 6.4 rebounds per game.
9.11 - UT averages 9.11 3ptrs per Game
9.8 - UT's Steals per Game compared to Kentucky's 6.9 Steals per Game
13.5 - Tyler Smith is averaging 11.0 points and 13.5 rebounds over his last 4 games. Against Vanderbilt he recorded a career-high 17 rebounds.
15 - Kentucky has 3 players averaging at least 15 pts or more per game, Kentucky has had players Foul Out 15 times this season compared to UT's 3 times.
16-10 (10-3 SEC) - Kentucky is ranked 2nd in the SEC this year, 1 game behind UT.
18.5 - UT's Assists per Game compared to Kentucky's 13 Assists per Game
19 - Tennessee has forced an average of 19.0 turnovers off an SEC-best 9.8 steals per game this year.
22.3 - Tennessee is averaging 22.3 points per game off turnovers this season
27.6 - Tennessee’s last 14 opponents have combined to shoot 80-of-290 (27.6 percent) from 3-point range.
28 - UT’s 25-3 start is the best 28-game start in school history, breaking the previous best mark of 23-5 in 1999-2000.
30 - The Vols currently have a 30-game homecourt winning streak. The last team to leave Knoxville with a win was Kentucky 80-78 on March 1, 2006
33 - Tennessee’s 33 SEC wins since the 2005-06 season are the most in the conference over that period
43 - Tennessee is 43-2 at Thompson-Boling Arena since the start of the 2005-06 season.
45.5 - Chris Lofton is shooting 45.5 percent (50-of-110) from 3-point range in his last 12 games.
48 - At Knoxville: Kentucky leads the series 48-44
70 - Only one SEC team (Vanderbilt) has scored more than 70 points on Kentucky in regulation play this season .
73.8% - Tennessee is 243-86 (73.8%) in its 21st season in Thompson-Boling Arena.
75.3% - Kentucky's FT % compared to UT's 64.7 FT%
78.5 - Bruce Pearl’s career winning percentage of 78.5% ranks 3rd among active coaches
80 - UT is 47-4 when scoring 80 or more points under the direction of Bruce Pearl.
82.8 - Tennessee’s 82.8 points per game are leading the SEC for the third consecutive year.
84.1% - Since the 1998 season, the Vols are 143-27 (.841) in Thompson-Boling Arena
116 - UK: Billy Gillispie: 116-68 (6th yr)
205 - This will be the 205th meeting all-time between the two schools … Kentucky leads the all-time series 140-64
388 - UT: Bruce Pearl: 388-106 (16th yr)
408 - Chris Lofton Tennessee has made 408 career 3-pointers He is currently ranked 5th all time in the NCAA Division I all-time leaders for career 3-pointers made. He only needs 6 more to move into 3rd and is currently 49 behind the leader (J.J. Redick Duke 457)
2000 - Chris Lofton became the sixth Vol to score 2,000 career points on 2/26/08. He has scored 2,004 points in 120 career games
20,065 - The Vols are averaging 20,065 fans per game, up from 19,661 last season in Thompson-Boling Arena.

2 comments:

Akicage said...
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Tommy said...

Good stuff. I like this feature.
ALSO, A BIG WIN!

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