SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Tennessee at Kentucky

Tennessee at Kentucky basketball game preview

Tennessee visits Kentucky on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, team ratings, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

Tennessee scores an average of 71.8 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 58.9 points per contest. Kentucky scores an average of 67.6 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 68.7 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Tennessee 44.7 34.5 72.0 170 38.8 7.3 4.8 15.1 11.6
Tennessee OPP 39.3 30.2 68.5 150 36.8 5.9 2.2 9.8 16.1
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Kentucky 41.8 30.2 70.9 195 41.5 6.6 6.3 11.4 15.1
Kentucky OPP 40.3 31.0 70.9 184 38.7 6.7 3.4 12.2 12.2

Key: ORB=Offensive rebounds; RBPG=Rebounds per game; SPG=Steals per game; BPG=Blocked shots per game; APG=Assists per game; TOPG=Turnovers per game.

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Statistical Leaders

SCORING

F.Name Team PPG FG% 3FG% FT%
Brandon Boston KEN 12.0 36.7 20.8 78.7
John Fulkerson TEN 11.0 53.8 0.0 77.4
Victor Bailey TEN 10.4 41.4 31.9 83.3
Davion Mintz KEN 10.3 38.1 33.8 61.0
Olivier Sarr KEN 10.3 48.4 37.5 74.1
Jaden Springer TEN 9.6 49.0 56.3 72.1
Yves Pons TEN 9.4 48.4 30.6 78.3

STEALS

F.Name Team STLs SPG
Josiah-Jordan James TEN 22 1.4
Brandon Boston KEN 21 1.3
Santiago Vescovi TEN 20 1.3
Davion Mintz KEN 18 1.1
Jaden Springer TEN 15 1.1
Keon Johnson TEN 16 1.0
Devin Askew KEN 15 0.9

BLOCKS

F.Name Team BLKs BPG
Isaiah Jackson KEN 48 3.0
Yves Pons TEN 27 1.7
Olivier Sarr KEN 17 1.1
Josiah-Jordan James TEN 15 0.9
John Fulkerson TEN 11 0.7
Lance Ware KEN 11 0.7
Keon Johnson TEN 6 0.4
Jaden Springer TEN 5 0.4

REBOUNDS

F.Name Team DREBs REBs RPG
Isaiah Jackson KEN 77.0 113 7.1
John Fulkerson TEN 66.0 94 5.9
Josiah-Jordan James TEN 61.0 92 5.8
Olivier Sarr KEN 60.0 90 5.6
Brandon Boston KEN 56.0 85 5.3
Yves Pons TEN 55.0 76 4.8
Santiago Vescovi TEN 54.0 61 3.8

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Tennessee vs. Kentucky Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 156-74.

College Basketball Ratings

Source Tennessee Kentucky
NCAA NET 13 77
Sagarin 12 52
ESPN BPI 10 68
Ken Pomeroy 15 55
Massey Composite 11 76

Tennessee Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Davonte Gaines G 6′-7″ 181 SO
3 Drew Pember F 6′-10″ 190 SO
5 Josiah-Jordan James G 6′-6″ 207 SO
10 John Fulkerson F 6′-9″ 215 SR
11 Jaden Springer G 6′-4″ 204 FR
12 Victor Bailey Jr. G 6′-4″ 179 JR
13 Olivier Nkamhoua F 6′-8″ 223 SO
21 Kent Gilbert G 6′-1″ 164 FR
24 Isaiah Sulack G 6′-5″ 170 SO
25 Santiago Vescovi G 6′-3″ 188 SO
30 Brock Jancek F 6′-8″ 222 JR
32 Cole Morris F 6′-9″ 192 FR
33 Uros Plavsic F 7′-0″ 262 SO
35 Yves Pons G 6′-6″ 215 SR
45 Keon Johnson G 6′-5″ 186 FR
55 E.J. Anosike F 6′-7″ 245 SR

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Jacob Toppin F 6′-9″ 194 SO
2 Devin Askew G 6′-3″ 198 FR
3 Brandon Boston Jr. G 6′-7″ 185 FR
5 Terrence Clarke G 6′-7″ 194 FR
10 Davion Mintz G 6′-3″ 196 SR
11 Dontaie Allen G 6′-6″ 198 FR
12 Keion Brooks Jr. F 6′-7″ 205 SO
13 Riley Welch G 6′-0″ 185 SR
14 Brennan Canada F 6′-6″ 198 SO
20 Zan Payne G 6′-4″ 215 SO
21 Cam’Ron Fletcher F 6′-6″ 215 FR
23 Isaiah Jackson F 6′-10″ 206 FR
25 Kareem Watkins G 5′-8″ 145 FR
30 Olivier Sarr F 7′-0″ 237 SR
55 Lance Ware F 6′-9″ 223 FR

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Tennessee Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
12/8/2020 Colorado 47 Tennessee 56
12/12/2020 Cincinnati 56 Tennessee 65
12/15/2020 Appalachian St 38 Tennessee 79
12/18/2020 Tennessee Tech 49 Tennessee 103
12/21/2020 Saint Joseph’s 66 Tennessee 102
12/22/2020 SC Upstate PPD Tennessee PPD
12/30/2020 Tennessee 73 Missouri 53
1/2/2021 Alabama 71 Tennessee 63
1/6/2021 Arkansas 74 Tennessee 79
1/9/2021 Tennessee 68 Texas A&M 54
1/12/2021 Tennessee PPD South Carolina PPD
1/12/2021 Tennessee PPD Vanderbilt PPD
1/16/2021 Vanderbilt 61 Tennessee 81
1/19/2021 Tennessee 49 Florida 75
1/23/2021 Missouri 73 Tennessee 64
1/26/2021 Mississippi St 53 Tennessee 56
1/30/2021 Kansas 61 Tennessee 80
2/2/2021 Tennessee 50 Ole Miss 52
2/6/2021 Tennessee Kentucky
2/10/2021 Florida Tennessee
2/13/2021 Tennessee LSU
2/16/2021 South Carolina Tennessee
2/20/2021 Kentucky Tennessee
2/27/2021 Tennessee Auburn
3/3/2021 Georgia Tennessee

Kentucky Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020 Morehead State 45 Kentucky 81
11/29/2020 Richmond 76 Kentucky 64
12/1/2020 Kansas 65 Kentucky 62
12/6/2020 Kentucky 62 Georgia Tech 79
12/12/2020 Notre Dame 64 Kentucky 63
12/15/2020 Detroit Mercy PPD Kentucky PPD
12/19/2020 North Carolina 75 Kentucky 63
12/26/2020 Kentucky 59 Louisville 62
12/29/2020 South Carolina PPD Kentucky PPD
1/2/2021 Kentucky 78 Mississippi St 73
1/5/2021 Vanderbilt 74 Kentucky 77
1/9/2021 Kentucky 76 Florida 58
1/12/2021 Alabama 85 Kentucky 65
1/16/2021 Kentucky 59 Auburn 66
1/20/2021 Kentucky 62 Georgia 63
1/23/2021 LSU 69 Kentucky 82
1/26/2021 Kentucky 59 Alabama 70
1/30/2021 Texas CNL Kentucky CNL
2/3/2021 Kentucky 70 Missouri 75
2/6/2021 Tennessee Kentucky
2/9/2021 Arkansas Kentucky
2/13/2021 Auburn Kentucky
2/17/2021 Kentucky Vanderbilt
2/20/2021 Kentucky Tennessee
2/23/2021 Texas A&M Kentucky
2/27/2021 Florida Kentucky
3/2/2021 Kentucky Ole Miss

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Injuries and Suspensions

Tennessee

[F] 02/02/2021 – Corey Walker Jr. is “?” (Undisclosed)

Kentucky

[G] 02/03/2021 – Terrence Clarke is “?” (Ankle)
[F] 02/03/2021 – Jacob Toppin is “?” (Illness)

Source: statfox.com

Tennessee-Kentucky Prediction

Kentucky 69, Tennessee 67


Saturday‘s game tips off at 8:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN.

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