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Kentucky-Tennessee basketball statistical comparisons

Kentucky guard Jamal Murray (23) drove as Tennessee forward Armani Moore (4) and guard Detrick Mostella (15) reached in as the University of Kentucky played the University of Tennessee in Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tn., Tuesday, February 02, 2016. Tennessee won 84-77.
Kentucky guard Jamal Murray (23) drove as Tennessee forward Armani Moore (4) and guard Detrick Mostella (15) reached in as the University of Kentucky played the University of Tennessee in Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tn., Tuesday, February 02, 2016. Tennessee won 84-77. Lexington Herald-Leader

In its 84-77 win over Kentucky in Knoxville back on Feb. 2 -- you know, the one where the Vols overcame a 21-point first-half deficit -- Tennessee shot 41.9 percent to UK’s 41.1. The Vols made eight of 19 three-pointers for 42.1 percent, compared to UK’s seven-of-22 from three for 31.8 percent.

The real difference was at the foul line where the Vols made 30 of 34 free throws. Kentucky was 18-of-23 at the stripe. And the smaller Vols outrebounded the Cats 37-36.

Thursday night brings the UK-UT rematch, so here’s a look at season statistical comparisons between the two teams.

Kentucky-Tennessee statistical comparisons

Category

UK

TENN

AP ranking

14

NR

Coaches poll

14

NR

RPI

9

122

Pomeroy ranking

7

99

Pomeroy offense

9

60

Pomeroy defense

33

167

Sagarin ranking

11

98

Sagarin strength of schedule

45

52

Field goal percentage

47.6

41.7

Opponents FG percentage

39.4

42.1

Three-point percentage

34.5

33.3

Opponents 3P percentage

32.7

33.4

Threes attempted per game

18.6

22.7

Free throw percentage

67.2

73.8

FT attempts per game

22.7

22.3

Rebound margin per game

5.9

-2.3

Off rebound percentage

38.6

32.4

Opponent off reb percentage

31.2

35.3

Assists per game

14.0

13.6

Turnovers per game

12.0

11.1

Turnover percentage

17.3

15.5

Opponents turnover percentage

19.2

18.3

Blocked shots per game

5.7

5.0

Steals per game

6.2

5.8

Points per game

78.8

76.5

Opponents points per game

66.9

75.0

Points per possession

1.135

1.065

Opp points per possession

0.962

1.043

Possessions per game

69.4

71.8

Projected score

77

72

Tennessee at Kentucky

When: Thursday, 7 p.m.

Where: Rupp Arena in Lexington

Television: ESPN with Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham and Seth Greenberg

Radio: UK Network with Tom Leach, Mike Pratt and Matt Jones

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