Kentucky basketball team notes going into Elite Eight

Some Kentucky team notes after win over Indiana.

– Kentucky averaged 1.405 points per possession against Indiana, its highest PPP since it posted a 1.434 average at South Carolina on Feb. 4.

– Combined, Kentucky and Indiana committed just 14 turnovers. UK committed six turnovers in a game that figured out to 72.6 possessions. That means the Cats rate was 8.3 turnovers per 100 possessions, lowest since — again — South Carolina when UK’s rate was five turnovers per 100 possessions.

– Kentucky was 35-of-37 from the free throw line, the fourth time this year it has shot 37-or-more free throws in a game. The Cats were 28-of-37 against Loyola-Maryland, 32-of-43 against Louisville and 27-of-40 against Alabama at Rupp Arena.

– If you were wondering, Kentucky’s record for most free throws made in a game was 46 at Vanderbilt on Jan. 7, 1963.

– Indiana shot 52.2 percent, the first team to shoot 50 percent or better against the Cats since Connecticut shot 57 percent in last season’s Maui title game. Kentucky had gone 69 straight games holding opponents under 50 percent. Indiana is just the second team in the Calipari era to shoot over 50 percent against UK.

– Indiana averaged 1.232 points per game, highest since Vanderbilt averaged 1.248 in a loss to UK at Memorial Gym on Feb. 12.

– Indiana made just five of 18 threes for 27.8 percent after making nine of 15 for 60 percent in the game against UK at Bloomington in December.

– The 90 points Indiana scored was the most against Kentucky since Sam Houston State scored 92 on Nov. 19, 2009.

This entry was posted in UK basketball. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply