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Kentucky-Florida basketball statistical comparisons (rematch)

Kentucky guard Jamal Murray, center, celebrates a three point basket in the first half. The University of Kentucky hosted the University of Florida, Saturday, Feb. 06, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington .
Kentucky guard Jamal Murray, center, celebrates a three point basket in the first half. The University of Kentucky hosted the University of Florida, Saturday, Feb. 06, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington . Lexington Herald-Leader

With Kentucky visiting the O-Dome on Tuesday night to play the Florida Gators, here’s a look at how the two teams match up statistically.

It should be noted that in the first meeting -- won by the Cats 80-61 at Rupp -- Kentucky shot 51.7 percent to 39.6 percent for Florida. UK made 12 of 20 three-point shots. Kentucky averaged 1.257 points per possession that game compared to 0.961 for Florida. Much of that had to do with Jamal Murray, who scored a career-high 35 points for Kentucky.

Kentucky-Florida statistical comparisons

Category

UK

FLA

AP ranking

22

NR

Coaches poll

19

NR

RPI

15

46

Pomeroy ranking

10

44

Pomeroy offense

9

97

Pomeroy defense

48

23

Sagarin ranking

12

38

Sagarin strength of schedule

39

18

Field goal percentage

47.2

42.4

Opponents FG percentage

39.3

40.6

Three-point percentage

35.1

31.6

Opponents 3P percentage

33.4

34.4

Threes attempted per game

18.7

22.2

Free throw percentage

67.3

64.8

FT attempts per game

22.7

23.9

Rebound margin per game

5.5

2.9

Off rebound percentage

37.5

33.8

Opponent off reb percentage

31.1

29.4

Assists per game

13.9

13.2

Turnovers per game

11.3

11.8

Turnover percentage

16.4

16.8

Opponents turnover percentage

18.2

18.9

Blocked shots per game

5.7

4.5

Steals per game

5.8

6.6

Points per game

78.2

73.6

Opponents points per game

67.2

67.9

Points per possession

1.139

1.050

Opp points per possession

0.972

0.970

Possessions per game

68.6

70.1

Projected score

73

70

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