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Kentucky-Missouri basketball statistical comparisons

Kentucky forward Alex Poythress, right, drives past Vanderbilt center Damian Jones in the first half. The University of Kentucky hosted Vanderbilt University, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington .
Kentucky forward Alex Poythress, right, drives past Vanderbilt center Damian Jones in the first half. The University of Kentucky hosted Vanderbilt University, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington . Lexington Herald-Leader

With No. 19 Kentucky facing Missouri on Wednesday night at Rupp Arena (9 p.m. on the SEC Network) here’s a look at the statistical comparisons between the two teams:

Kentucky-Missouri statistical comparisons

Category

UK

MIZZOU

AP ranking

20

NR

Coaches poll

19

NR

RPI

16

160

Pomeroy ranking

22

178

Pomeroy offense

29

213

Pomeroy defense

32

139

Sagarin ranking

21

149

Sagarin strength of schedule

44

56

Field goal percentage

46.8

42.6

Opponents FG percentage

40.5

41.0

Three-point percentage

31.9

31.3

Opponents 3P percentage

31.9

33.6

Threes attempted per game

17.6

17.3

Free throw percentage

66.7

70.4

FT attempts per game

23.7

22.2

Rebound margin per game

7.1

-0.6

Off rebound percentage

39.6

26.5

Opponent off reb percentage

30.3

29.0

Assists per game

13.4

11.8

Turnovers per game

12.3

12.3

Turnover percentage

17.8

17.9

Opponents turnover percentage

19.2

17.2

Blocked shots per game

5.5

2.9

Steals per game

6.4

5.7

Points per game

77.4

67.8

Opponents points per game

67.1

68.9

Points per possession

1.115

0.987

Opp points per possession

0.960

1.011

Possessions per game

69.4

68.7

Projected score

73

67

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