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Kentucky-Kansas basketball statistical comparisons

Kansas coach Bill Self talked to his team during a break in the action during first half of his team’s 70-63 over TCU. No. 20 Kentucky plays at No. 4 Kansas in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday.
Kansas coach Bill Self talked to his team during a break in the action during first half of his team’s 70-63 over TCU. No. 20 Kentucky plays at No. 4 Kansas in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday. Kansas City Star

Here’s a look at the numbers breakdown for the Kentucky-Kansas game on Saturday night in Lawrence:

Kentucky-Kansas statistical comparisons

Category

UK

KANSAS

AP ranking

20

4

Coaches poll

19

3

RPI

18

6

Pomeroy ranking

22

15

Pomeroy offense

28

14

Pomeroy defense

30

36

Sagarin ranking

20

8

Sagarin strength of schedule

56

6

Field goal percentage

47.1

48.6

Opponents FG percentage

40.1

40.5

Three-point percentage

32.7

43.0

Opponents 3P percentage

31.8

34.6

Threes attempted per game

17.8

19.9

Free throw percentage

67.1

71.3

FT attempts per game

23.3

21.8

Rebound margin per game

7.7

5.6

Off rebound percentage

39.8

31.8

Opponent off reb percentage

29.9

26.0

Assists per game

13.6

16.7

Turnovers per game

12.3

11.9

Turnover percentage

17.7

16.4

Opponents turnover percentage

19.3

19.2

Blocked shots per game

5.8

4.1

Steals per game

6.4

7.3

Points per game

77.9

83.7

Opponents points per game

66.4

69.2

Points per possession

1.124

1.153

Opp points per possession

0.949

0.958

Possessions per game

69.3

72.6

Projected score

74

76

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