SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Arkansas at Kentucky

Kentucky-Arkansas basketball game preview

Arkansas visits Kentucky on Tuesday 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

Arkansas scores an average of 82.7 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 69.4 points per contest. Kentucky scores an average of 67.8 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 69.5 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Arkansas 45.1 33.7 73.7 252 44.9 8.4 5.1 14.9 13.2
Arkansas OPP 41.6 30.3 68.9 176 38.3 6.9 3.8 11.5 15.7
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Kentucky 41.6 29.8 72.0 205 41.4 6.5 6.1 11.4 15.0
Kentucky OPP 40.8 30.8 71.7 195 39.2 6.6 3.6 12.1 12.1

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 L.Name Team PPG FG% 3FG% FT%
Moses Moody ARK 16.4 45.0 35.2 80.6
JD Notae ARK 13.7 38.5 32.7 78.5
Brandon Boston KEN 11.6 35.7 20.0 79.6
Justin Smith ARK 11.3 49.0 20.0 57.9
Desi Sills ARK 10.6 45.4 33.3 71.7
Jalen Tate ARK 10.6 50.3 38.3 63.4
Olivier Sarr KEN 10.5 48.9 50.0 75.0
Davion Mintz KEN 9.9 36.8 32.1 62.8

STEALS

F.Name L.Name Team STLs SPG
Jalen Tate ARK 28 1.5
Desi Sills ARK 26 1.4
Brandon Boston KEN 21 1.2
JD Notae ARK 23 1.2
Davonte Davis ARK 19 1.1
Davion Mintz KEN 19 1.1
Moses Moody ARK 20 1.1
Devin Askew KEN 17 1.0

BLOCKS

F.Name L.Name Team BLKs BPG
Isaiah Jackson KEN 48 2.8
Connor Vanover ARK 38 2.0
Olivier Sarr KEN 18 1.1
Lance Ware KEN 11 0.7
Jaylin Williams ARK 12 0.7
Ethan Henderson ARK 5 0.5
Moses Moody ARK 10 0.5
Justin Smith ARK 7 0.5

REBOUNDS

F.Name L.Name Team DREBs REBs RPG
Isaiah Jackson KEN 77 114 6.7
Justin Smith ARK 51 100 6.7
Connor Vanover ARK 85 109 5.7
Moses Moody ARK 64 107 5.6
Olivier Sarr KEN 64 95 5.6
Brandon Boston KEN 58 89 5.2
Jaylin Williams ARK 49 68 4.0

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Arkansas vs. Kentucky Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 33-11.

College Basketball Ratings

Source Arkansas Kentucky
NCAA NET 29 80
Sagarin 23 55
ESPN BPI 20 67
Ken Pomeroy 26 56
Massey Composite 33 76

Arkansas Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Justin Smith F 6′-7″ 230 SR
1 JD Notae G 6′-1″ 195 JR
2 Vance Jackson F 6′-9″ 238 SR
3 Desi Sills G 6′-1″ 202 JR
4 Davonte Davis G 6′-3″ 180 FR
5 Moses Moody G 6′-6″ 205 FR
10 Jaylin Williams F 6′-10″ 245 FR
11 Jalen Tate G 6′-6″ 175 SR
12 Khalen Robinson G 6′-0″ 175 FR
13 Emeka Obukwelu F 6′-8″ 235 SR
14 Brandon Kimble F 6′-7″ 180 SR
22 Abayomi Iyiola F 6′-9″ 230 JR
23 Connor Vanover F 7′-3″ 247 SO
24 Ethan Henderson F 6′-8″ 210 JR
33 Bryson Morehead F 6′-8″ 160 FR

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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Arkansas Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020 Miss Valley St 62 Arkansas 142
11/28/2020 North Texas 54 Arkansas 69
12/2/2020 UT Arlington 60 Arkansas 72
12/5/2020 Lipscomb 50 Arkansas 86
12/8/2020 Arkansas PPD Tulsa PPD
12/9/2020 Southern 44 Arkansas 79
12/12/2020 Cent Arkansas 75 Arkansas 100
12/20/2020 Oral Roberts 76 Arkansas 87
12/22/2020 Abil Christian 72 Arkansas 85
12/30/2020 Arkansas 97 Auburn 85
1/2/2021 Missouri 81 Arkansas 68
1/6/2021 Arkansas 74 Tennessee 79
1/9/2021 Georgia 69 Arkansas 99
1/13/2021 Arkansas 76 LSU 92
1/16/2021 Arkansas 59 Alabama 90
1/20/2021 Auburn 73 Arkansas 75
1/23/2021 Arkansas 92 Vanderbilt 71
1/27/2021 Ole Miss 59 Arkansas 74
1/30/2021 Arkansas 77 Oklahoma State 81
2/2/2021 Mississippi St 45 Arkansas 61
2/6/2021 Texas A&M PPD Arkansas PPD
2/9/2021 Arkansas Kentucky
2/13/2021 Arkansas Missouri
2/16/2021 Florida Arkansas
2/20/2021 Arkansas Texas A&M
2/24/2021 Alabama Arkansas
2/27/2021 LSU Arkansas
3/2/2021 Arkansas South Carolina

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 82 Kentucky 71
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

Arkansas

[F] 02/05/2021 – Justin Smith is “?” (Undisclosed)
[F] 02/05/2021 – Jaylin Williams is “?” (Undisclosed)
[G] 02/03/2021 – Desi Sills injured last game, is “?” (Shoulder)
[F] 01/11/2021 – Abayomi Iyiola is out indefinitely (Knee)
[G] 01/10/2021 – Khalen Robinson is out for season (Foot)

Kentucky

[G] 02/06/2021 – Terrence Clarke is “?” (Ankle)

Source: statfox.com

Arkansas-Kentucky Prediction

Arkansas 79, Kentucky 71


Tuesday‘s game tips off at 7:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN.

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