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Kentucky-South Carolina basketball statistical comparisons

Kentucky head coach John Calipari, left, jokes with guard Jamal Murray in the final minutes of the game. The University of Kentucky hosted the University of Georgia, Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington .
Kentucky head coach John Calipari, left, jokes with guard Jamal Murray in the final minutes of the game. The University of Kentucky hosted the University of Georgia, Tuesday, Feb. 09, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington . Lexington Herald-Leader

With Kentucky traveling to South Carolina on Saturday for a noon SEC game, here’s a look at the statistical comparisons between the two teams.

Kentucky-South Carolina statistical comparisons

KENTUCKY-SOUTH CAROLINA STATS COMPARISONS

Category

UK

USC

AP ranking

22

NR

Coaches poll

21

NR

RPI

16

26

Pomeroy ranking

13

43

Pomeroy offense

14

70

Pomeroy defense

45

39

Sagarin ranking

15

44

Sagarin strength of schedule

48

82

Field goal percentage

47.5

43.8

Opponents FG percentage

39.7

39.3

Three-point percentage

34.0

35.1

Opponents 3P percentage

32.8

35.8

Threes attempted per game

18.4

17.7

Free throw percentage

66.8

67.1

FT attempts per game

22.7

29.8

Rebound margin per game

6.2

8.6

Off rebound percentage

38.6

38.9

Opponent off reb percentage

30.8

28.0

Assists per game

13.9

13.7

Turnovers per game

12.0

14.2

Turnover percentage

17.4

19.4

Opponents turnover percentage

19.0

21.1

Blocked shots per game

5.8

4.5

Steals per game

6.2

7.1

Points per game

78.4

78.0

Opponents points per game

67.1

68.8

Points per possession

1.131

1.066

Opp points per possession

0.965

0.945

Possessions per game

69.3

73.2

Projected score

74

72

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