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Kentucky-Tennessee basketball statistical comparisons

Tennessee guard Kevin Punter (0) shoots a free throw in the final seconds of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game as South Carolina guard Duane Notice (10) looks on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 78-69.
Tennessee guard Kevin Punter (0) shoots a free throw in the final seconds of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game as South Carolina guard Duane Notice (10) looks on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 78-69. The Associated Press

With Kentucky traveling to Big Orange Country on Tuesday night to face Tennessee (7 p.m./ESPN), here’s a look at how the Cats and Volunteers compare numbers-wise:

Kentucky-Tennessee statistical comparisons

Category

UK

TENN

AP ranking

20

NR

Coaches poll

19

NR

RPI

19

114

Pomeroy ranking

20

98

Pomeroy offense

26

64

Pomeroy defense

34

148

Sagarin ranking

20

91

Sagarin strength of schedule

50

30

Field goal percentage

47.4

42.3

Opponents FG percentage

40.4

42.1

Three-point percentage

32.0

33.2

Opponents 3P percentage

32.6

34.0

Threes attempted per game

18.0

22.4

Free throw percentage

66.7

74

FT attempts per game

23.2

22.0

Rebound margin per game

6.8

-2

Off rebound percentage

38.8

31.7

Opponent off reb percentage

30.2

34.4

Assists per game

13.7

13.9

Turnovers per game

12.4

11.8

Turnover percentage

17.8

16.1

Opponents turnover percentage

19.3

18.0

Blocked shots per game

5.8

5.4

Steals per game

6.5

6.2

Points per game

78.2

77.4

Opponents points per game

67.5

75.8

Points per possession

1.118

1.059

Opp points per possession

0.959

1.039

Possessions per game

69.9

73.1

Projected score

77

72

Kentucky at Tennessee

When: 7 p.m., Tuesday

Where: Thompson-Boling Arena

TV: ESPN with Brad Nessler, Sean Farnham and Shannon Spake

Radio: UK Network with Tom Leach and Mike Pratt

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