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INDIVIDUAL EFFICIENCY ANALYSIS
OF UK PLAYERS AND TEAMS
FROM 1996 TO PRESENT
AND
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

 

KENTUCKY'S ROSTER PROJECTION FOR 2018 and beyond
AND
RECRUITING RADAR FOR 2018, 2019, AND 2020

 

Kentucky owns college basketball
By Jon Rothstein | CBS Sports April 17, 2014 11:15 pm ET

Win or lose, Kentucky is dominating college basketball.

It's been a little more than 10 days since UConn beat the Wildcats for the 2014 national title but since that moment, Kentucky has still been the one team that's dominated virtually every headline in the sport. Maybe it's because the Wildcats have so many players debating whether or not to leave Lexington early for the NBA Draft . Maybe it's because John Calipari has been on literally every media outlet possible in the past week to talk about his team's season and promote his new book -- "Players First." Or maybe it's just because right now Kentucky will always be the dominant storyline in college basketball.

Before last season, we all wanted to know if the Wildcats would truly live up to their preseason billing. During the season, Kentucky struggled and was a constant point of conversation because it simply wasn't living up to expectations. Then, in the NCAA Tournament , Calipari did arguably the best coaching job of his career as he led a team with five freshman starters to consecutive wins over Wichita State, Louisville, Michigan and Wisconsin only to come up short in the title game against UConn. Now? Everyone wants to know which players are staying, which players are going, and more importantly, how the players that return will mesh with the Wildcats' loaded freshman class next season. There's no doubt which program is dominating college basketball -- it's Kentucky. And it's not even close.

 

Deal with it, America
Kentucky back in the Final Four,
younger than ever

 

  • Never-Say-Die Cats
    Advance To NCAA Championship Game Before Falling To UConn

    • Kentucky finishes to 29-11 overall as the NCAA Tournament Runner-Up
    • Kentucky leads the series 5-2 and 2-1 in NCAA Tournament action.
    • The Wildcats lead the nation with a 116-47 all-time NCAA record .
    • Kentucky is 5-1 in NCAA Tournament games played in Indianapolis.
    • UK is 18-3 in NCAA Tournament games under John Calipari.
    • Kentucky has advanced to its 16th Final Four.
    • Kentucky has advanced to the Final Four three of last four years.
    • Kentucky's 18 tournament wins under Calipari is the most since 2010. (UConn has 12, and Florida, Kansas and Louisville are next with 11 each. )
    • Kentucky defeated four-straight top-10 teams to make the Championship Game. (Three of the opponents played in the 2013 Final Four.)

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ts From a Mid-summer analysis of the roster, to pre-season predictions, and then game by game analysis. You can use the following link to start the reading in sequence, or you can select links to specific installments below:

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00 Tai Wynyard Starts 2017-18 Season With Great Potential

01 ANALYSIS OF COLLEGE BASKETBALL HOME COURT ADVANTAGE
BASED ON POMEROY DATA

02 How Does Shooting at Home and Away From Home
Impact the Home Court Advantage-PART 2?

03 Cats Open 2017-18 Against A Real Opponent
In First Exhibition Game-Thomas More

04 Cats Continue Its Exhibition Season against Morehead

05 Cats Close Out Exhibition Play Against Centre College

06 Let the Games Begin First Up Will Be Utah Valley University

07 Cats Stumble To Win Against Utah Valley
Have Little Time To Fix Issues Before Vermont

08 Cats Off To Slowest Start of Calipari Era
Kansas Poses Huge Threat To Expose The Cats

09 Cats Show Signs of Improvement and Hold Their Own Against Kansas

10 Cats' Noted Improvement Against Kansas Illusory and Disappears Against ETSU
Cats Now Face Tough Realities Against Troy

11 Cats' Finish the First Five Games in Lackluster Fashion
May Indicate Rough Road Ahead

11A WHAT CAN WE READ IN THE TEA LEAVES AFTER THE FIRST FIVE GAMES?

THE DATA:

Last Game Box Score and Efficiency Data/Trends
for last 3 and 5 games as well as for entire Season

Rebounding Rates; Game-to-Game Grades;
Kentucky and Opponent Shooting Summary; Pace by Game;
Opponent Strength Summary Tables; Turnover Rates by Game; and
Efficiency Trends For Season

UK 2017-18 INTERIM STATS
COMPARED TO NCAA D1 AVERAGE Together with Summary
Tables for 1993 Through 2018

PREDICTED V. ACTUAL SCORES, MARGINS, AND TOTAL POINTS
FOR ALL GAMES IN THIS AND RECENT SEASONS

HISTORICAL DATA FOR ALL SEASONS
KENTUCKY BASKETBALL 1972 THROUG H 2018
TABULATED BY COACH

ANALYSIS OF KENTUCKY BASKETBALL
WITH TEAM AVERAGES FROM 2000 THROUGH 2018

Data for UK Teams 1996, and 2000 Through 2016 for Each Sort Category
Noted Below:

  1. All Games, Including Exhibitions
  2. All Games-D1 [No Exhibitions]
  3. Home
  4. Away
  5. Neutral Court
  6. Non-Conference
  7. SEC
  8. Pomeroy Top 50
  9. Pomeroy Over 50
  10. Post Season Play
  11. Games Since Louisville Game, 2003-2018
  12. SEC Tournament Gateway
  13. NCAA Tournament

 

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