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Kentucky-Texas A&M basketball statistical comparisons

Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy gestures to his team during the first half against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., on Jan. 6, 2016.
Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy gestures to his team during the first half against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., on Jan. 6, 2016. The Associated Press

With Kentucky traveling to College Station for Saturday’s 6:30 p.m. game with Texas A&M, here’s a look at how the teams compare statistically.

Kentucky-Texas A&M statistical comparisons

Category

UK

TXAM

AP ranking

14

NR

Coaches poll

14

24

RPI

10

26

Pomeroy ranking

9

22

Pomeroy offense

9

51

Pomeroy defense

37

15

Sagarin ranking

12

20

Sagarin strength of schedule

50

35

Field goal percentage

47.3

45.8

Opponents FG percentage

39.4

40.4

Three-point percentage

35.1

36.3

Opponents 3P percentage

32.8

32.8

Threes attempted per game

18.8

21.7

Free throw percentage

67.5

66.4

FT attempts per game

22.7

22.8

Rebound margin per game

5.9

3.4

Off rebound percentage

38.4

34.1

Opponent off reb percentage

31.2

30.6

Assists per game

14.0

17.4

Turnovers per game

11.9

12.5

Turnover percentage

17.1

18.2

Opponents turnover percentage

18.9

21.7

Blocked shots per game

5.7

3.6

Steals per game

6.0

7.1

Points per game

78.8

75.9

Opponents points per game

67.0

65.4

Points per possession

1.137

1.099

Opp points per possession

0.965

0.943

Possessions per game

69.3

69.0

Projected score

72

71

Kentucky at Texas A&M

When: Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Reed Arena in College Station, Texas

Television: ESPN with Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas and Shannon Spake

Radio: UK Network with Tom Leach and Mike Pratt

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