Let’s run some numbers on Kentucky’s 70-55 win over Boise State on Tuesday:
– Statistically, this was UK’s second-best defensive performance of the season. Boise managed just an 83.5 offensive efficiency rating. UNC-Asheville managed an 80.6.
– Kentucky’s offensive efficiency rating was 103.6, almost the same as the 103.5 in the loss to Baylor.
– Kentucky shot 52.9 percent, the fourth time this season the cats have shot 50 percent or better.
– After making six of eight threes against Providence, UK is just 12-of-34 from three over the last two games. Kentucky was eight-of-17 from three versus Baylor and four-of-17 tonight.
– After being destroyed on the glass by Baylor to the tune of -16, the Cats were +16 on the boards against the smaller Broncos.
– Boise shot just 31.9 percent, third-worst by UK foe so far this year. Providence shot 31.1 from the floor. Robert Morris shot 23.2 percent.
– Boise State shot just six free throws — it made all six — the fewest by a Kentucky opponent since Eastern Michigan was four-of-four against the Cats last January.
– After not recording a steal against Baylor, Kentucky had four against Boise.
– After not scoring a fast break point against Baylor, Kentucky scored 10 against Boise.
– Kentucky turned the ball over on 28.1 percent of its possessions, the highest this season. The previous high was 25.6 percent against Eastern Michigan.
– Points in the paint: Kentucky 44, Boise State 24