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Inside the Numbers: Kentucky at Indiana

0: Number of Kentucky players which use more than 23% of the possessions when they’re on the floor. The Wildcats have seven players which range between 18.6 and 22.5%. In short, they spread the ball around which adds to the difficulty of stopping them.

1: Teams which have scored more than 0.90 per possession against Kentucky. North Carolina managed 72 in 65 possessions (1.11) while the University of Portland was the next best, scoring 63 in 70 possessions (0.90).

1.01: Minimum points per possession scored by Indiana this season (against Chattanooga).

2: Number of Kentucky players who hail from Portland, Oregon. Terrence Jones attended Jefferson High School, while Kyle Wiltjer went to Jesuit.

3: Consecutive wins by Kentucky in this series. Indiana last won on December 8, 2007.

4: Number of consensus top-10 recruits playing in this game. Kentucky has three (Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague) while Indiana has one (Cody Zeller). Kentucky’s Terrence Jones just missed (11th).

6’8.9″ Average height of Kentucky’s roster, making them the 2nd tallest team in the nation.

9: Years since Kentucky had both a top-10 offense combined with a top-10 defense. This year the Cats rank 3rd in offensive efficiency and 4th in defensive efficiency. Tubby Smith’s 2003 team ranked 5th and 4th respectively, and lost in the regional final to Marquette.

25.8: Percentage of opponent shots which are blocked by Kentucky. This leads the nation, with the next closest (Syracuse) coming in at 21.7%. When freshman Anthony Davis is on the floor, he alone blocks 15.8% of shots.

33.2: 2pt% by Kentucky’s opponents. Only Baylor defends the two better than the Wildcats.

55.2: 2pt% by Indiana’s offense, which is 11th in the nation.

62: Top rated team (according to Pomeroy) that Indiana has played (NC State). Kentucky is rated 2nd and has beaten two top-10 teams.

70.5: Jordan Hulls eFG%, which is 11th in the country. The junior is shooting 61% on 2s, 54% on 3s and is a perfect 11-11 from the free throw line.

17,456: Capacity of Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Good luck getting a ticket.

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