Kentucky-West Virginia: Numbers You Need to Know

Nick Roushover 3 years

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1 -- Times Bob Huggins has defeated Kentucky. 7 -- The KenPom ranking of West Virginia's defense.  UK's defense is not far behind at 25. In KenPom's overall ratings, the Mountaineers are tenth and Kentucky is No. 32. 8.9 -- Combined turnovers per game by UK's primary ball-handlers: SGA, Green, Diallo and Knox. 18.5 --Percent chance ESPN's BPI gives Kentucky to win. 19.1 -- Average turnovers Press Virginia forces in a game, fourth-most in the NCAA.  Their turnover margin of 7 is the second-best in the NCAA. 27.9 -- The three-point shooting percentage by UK opponents this season, the third-best in the nation.  West Virginia makes just 33 percent of their three-point attempts, even though 40 percent of their shot attempts are from long range. 68 -- Steals Jevon Carter has this season.  The NCAA leader averages 3.4 a game.  Last year Carter was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. 86 -- Percent of Kentucky's points are scored by freshmen. 247 -- Combined games Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles Jr. have played, the most of any Power Five backcourt. 835 -- Career wins by Bob Huggins, the third-most among active coaches and No. 7 on the all-time list.

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2021-09-22