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Running some numbers from Kentucky basketball’s win over LSU

Kentucky guard Tyler Ulis huddles his team during a free throw situation in the second half. The University of Kentucky hosted the LSU Tigers, Saturday, March 05, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington .
Kentucky guard Tyler Ulis huddles his team during a free throw situation in the second half. The University of Kentucky hosted the LSU Tigers, Saturday, March 05, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington . Lexington Herald-Leader

Running some numbers on Kentucky’s 94-77 win over LSU:

▪ Kentucky’s 26 assists were its most since being credited with 28 assists against Long Island on Nov. 23, 2012.

▪ UK shot 52.8 percent from the field after shooting 52.7 at Florida on Tuesday night. UK shot 50 percent or better in 11 of its 18 SEC games, including three of the last five.

▪ LSU shot 45.2 percent, the 15th straight opponent to shoot less than 50 percent against the Cats. UK hasn’t allowed a foe to finish above 50 percent since Mississippi State, of all teams, shot 52.9 on Jan. 12.

▪ Kentucky outrebounded LSU by 16, 45-29, its highest rebound margin since outrebounding Missouri by 19 on Jan. 27.

▪ Remember, LSU outrebounded Kentucky by 14 in the Tigers’ 85-7 win over the Cats in Baton Rouge on Jan. 5.

▪ UK’s offensive rebound percentage was 48, its highest since it claimed 54.1 percent of its offensive rebounding opportunities in the win over Louisville on Dec. 26.

▪ UK averaged 1.286 points per possession, its third-highest PPP of the season. UK averaged 1.301 against Missouri and 1.292 against Georgia.

▪ LSU averaged 1.041 points per possession.

▪ Isaiah Briscoe took a season-high 14 shots, hitting just four. The freshman finished with eight points and six rebounds.

▪ Dominique Hawkins played 13 minutes, his most time on the floor since playing 13 against Georgia on Feb. 9. Hawkins did not score but had two rebounds and two assists.

▪ Skal Labissiere played 25 minutes, the most since he played 25 against Eastern Kentucky on Dec. 9. Labissiere’s 18 points were his second-most, behind the 26 he scored against NJIT. His nine rebounds and six blocked shots were both career highs.

▪ In the last two games, both of which Labissiere has started, he has made 13 of 20 shots, three of seven free throws, grabbed 17 rebounds, scored 29 points, dished two assists and blocked seven shots.

▪ Marcus Lee contributed his fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Lee had 10 points and 10 rebounds against Duke; 13 points and 12 rebounds against Illinois State; 11 points and 13 rebounds at South Carolina.

▪ Kentucky is 6-0 in games in which Lee gets 10 or more rebounds.

▪ Lee was six of seven from the floor Saturday. Over his past three games, the junior has made 10 of 11 shots.

▪ Jamal Murray finished with 22 points, his 10th straight game of 20 or more points. That’s the longest streak since Kevin Grevey also did it 10 times in the 1974-75 season.

▪ Murray was four of eight from three-point range and has made a three-pointer in all 31 games this season.

▪ Alex Poythress scored 12 points, the fifth time in the past six games he has scored in double digits.

▪ Tyler Ulis had a career-high 14 assists to go with his 14 points. It was his eighth double-double of the season. Seven have been by points and assists.

▪ The 14 assists are the most by a Wildcat against an SEC opponent. It was the seventh game this year in which Ulis has registered double-digit assists. That is also a school record.

▪ Ulis made just five of 16 shots. Over his last four games, the sophomore is 20 of 59 from the floor for 33.9 percent.

▪ Over his past four games, Uis has made just 3 of 18 three-point shots for 16.7 percent.

▪ Ulis had just one turnover in 38 minutes on Saturday. It was the 12th game this year in which Ulis had one or fewer assists while playing 30 or more minutes.

▪ Kentucky went undefeated at home this season, the fifth time that has happened in the seven years of the John Calipari era.

Kentucky men’s basketball 2015-16

Date

Opponent

UK

Opp

Dec

Overall

SEC

11/13/15

Albany

78

65

W

1-0

 

11/14/15

NJIT

87

57

W

2-0

 

11/17/15

vs. Duke (Chicago)

74

63

W

3-0

 

11/20/15

Wright State

78

63

W

4-0

 

11/24/15

Boston

82

62

W

5-0

 

11/27/15

@South Florida (miami)

84

63

W

6-0

 

11/30/15

Illinois State

75

63

W

7-0

 

12/3/15

@UCLA

77

87

L

7-1

 

12/9/15

Eastern Kentucky

88

67

W

8-1

 

12/12/15

Arizona State

72

58

W

9-1

 

12/19/15

vs. Ohio St (Brooklyn)

67

74

L

9-2

 

12/26/15

Louisville

75

73

W

10-2

 

1/2/16

Ole Miss

83

61

W

11-2

0-1

1/5/16

@LSU

67

85

L

11-3

1-1

1/9/16

@Alabama

77

61

W

12-3

2-1

1/12/16

Miss State

80

74

W

13-3

3-1

1/16/16

@Auburn

70

75

L

13-4

3-2

1/21/16

@Arkansas

80

66

W

14-4

4-2

1/23/16

Vanderbilt

76

57

W

15-4

5-2

1/27/16

Missouri

88

54

W

16-4

6-2

1/30/16

@Kansas

84

90

L*

16-5

 

2/2/16

@Tennessee

77

84

L

16-6

6-3

2/6/16

Florida

80

61

W

17-6

7-3

2/9/16

Georgia

82

48

W

18-6

8-3

2/13/16

@S Carolina

89

62

W

19-6

9-3

2/18/16

Tennessee

80

70

W

20-6

10-3

2/20/16

@Texas A&M

77

79

L*

20-7

10-4

2/23/16

Alabama

78

53

W

21-7

11-4

2/27/16

@Vanderbilt

62

74

L

21-8

11-5

3/1/16

@Florida

88

79

W

22-8

12-5

3/5/16

LSU

94

77

W

23-8

13-5

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