The Cards and Cats will square off Friday at 1:00.  Both teams come into the game with 2 losses.  Kentucky fell to UCLA and Kansas while Louisville fell to Seton Hall and Purdue.  Louisville’s best wins have come against Indiana and Memphis while UK has a great win over Virginia Tech.  It’s hard to really place a value on either team thus far in the 2017-18 season, but here are the team stats for both squads:

Louisville Kentucky
Strength of Schedule (Ken Pom) 272nd 116th
PPG 78.8 (73rd) 80.7 (54th)
Avg Scoring Margin 14.2 (35th) 10.3 (57th)
Field Goal % 45.9% (102nd) 49.5% (27th)
2-pt FG % 51.5% (117th) 53.9% (65th)
3-pt FG % 36.0% (138th) 36.0% (136th)
FT % 75.4% (51st) 68.0% (252nd)
FT Attempted Per Game 19.0 (214th) 23.3 (53rd)
Opp FT Attempted Per Game 17.4 (80th) 16.5 (52nd)
Rebound Rate 51.9% (105th) 54.8% (29th)
Blocks Per Game 8.2 (2nd) 6.0 (16th)
Steals Per Game 7.6 (49th) 6.7 (110th)
Assists Per Game 13.7 (152nd) 16.3 (44th)
Turnovers Per Game 11.9 (54th) 15.0 (270th)
Opp Turnovers Per Game 14.4 (115th) 14.0 (144th)
Team Fouls Per Game 16.5 (53rd) 17.5 (101st)
Opp Shooting % 37.6% (11th) 40.5% (52nd)
Opp 2-pt FG % 41.4% (9th) 46.8% (82nd)
Opp 3-Pt FG % 29.8% (23rd) 32.3% (70th)
Opp Blocks Per Game 2.4 (37th) 2.9 (106th)
Opp Steals Per Game 5.9 (133rd) 7.1 (273rd)
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