Louisville travels to Rupp Arena to face off against the Kentucky Wildcats. UK has lost two games in a row (in Las Vegas) to Utah and Ohio State. That’s an unusual slide the Cats, but Kentucky does own wins over Michigan State, UAB and Georgia Tech….. and of course UK did also lose earlier this season to Evansville.

Statistically Louisville is better defensively and offensively, but Kentucky does have a big advantage with Ashton Hagans at point guard while UofL has a big advantage in the front court. The X-factor for UK is Tyrese Maxey who can get super hot and put this team on its back at times…. and this game is also at Rupp so throw the stats out the window.

LouisvilleKentucky
Strength of Schedule (Ken Pom)244th308th
PPG76.7 (53rd)74.5 (90th)
Avg Scoring Margin18.2 (6th)13.3 (21st)
Field Goal %48.5% (15th)46.4% (54th)
Effective FG%55.6% (16th)50.3% (133rd)
2-pt FG %55.1% (22nd)53.7% (56th)
3-pt FG %37.6% (32nd)27.8% (323rd)
FT %74.7% (54th)78.5% (15th)
Team Fouls Per Game15.8 (62nd)16.3 (86th)
Opp Team Fouls Per Game17.0 (228th)18.7 (113th)
FT Attempted Per Game18.8 (168th)22.0 (46th)
Opp FT Attempted Per Game14.4 (36th)14.5 (41st)
Opp Shooting %35.0% (3rd)38.5% (29th)
Opp Effective FG%40.4% (2nd)44.6% (38th)
Opp 2-pt FG %40.7% (8th)43.8% (45th)
Opp 3-Pt FG %26.7% (11th)30.6% (85th)
Rebound Rate55.7% (15th)55.0% (26th)
Assists Per Game15.2 (51st)15.5 (47th)
Turnovers Per Game12.5 (74th)12.6 (84th)
Blocks Per Game2.8 (185th)4.3 (61st)
Steals Per Game4.9 (316th)5.5 (273rd)
Opp Turnovers Per Game11.2 (331st)13.7 (173rd)
Opp Blocks Per Game1.8 (3rd)2.8 (98th)
Opp Steals Per Game5.6 (65th)4.4 (8th)
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