SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Tennessee

Tennessee-Kentucky basketball game preview

Kentucky visits Tennessee 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

Kentucky scores an average of 69.9 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 72.8 points per contest. Tennessee scores an average of 73.9 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 74.0 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Kentucky 41.6 32.6 72.8 247 41.8 6.4 6.4 12.2 14.7
Kentucky OPP 40.9 30.8 71.0 237 39.6 6.7 3.8 12.0 12.2
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Tennessee 45.1 34.8 74.0 212 39.1 7.3 4.6 15.4 12.0
Tennessee OPP 40.2 30.6 62.3 190 37.1 6.4 2.4 10.3 15.9

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%
Jaden Springer TEN 12.4 51.4 53.6 77.6
Brandon Boston KEN 12.2 36.6 29.3 80.0
Keion Brooks KEN 10.7 43.7 22.7 79.3
Victor Bailey TEN 10.6 41.2 34.1 82.0
Olivier Sarr KEN 10.5 48.4 47.4 75.0
Davion Mintz KEN 10.3 36.8 34.0 66.7
John Fulkerson TEN 10.2 52.8 0.0 76.8
Keon Johnson TEN 10.1 44.9 28.1 68.4

STEALS

F.Name L.Name Team STLs SPG
Brandon Boston KEN 28 1.4
Josiah-Jordan James TEN 27 1.4
Santiago Vescovi TEN 23 1.2
Devin Askew KEN 21 1.1
Davion Mintz KEN 21 1.1
Jaden Springer TEN 19 1.1
Keon Johnson TEN 19 1.0

BLOCKS

F.Name L.Name Team BLKs BPG
Isaiah Jackson KEN 54 2.7
Yves Pons TEN 30 1.6
Olivier Sarr KEN 26 1.3
Keion Brooks KEN 12 1.1
Josiah-Jordan James TEN 20 1.1
John Fulkerson TEN 12 0.6
Lance Ware KEN 11 0.6

REBOUNDS

F.Name L.Name Team DREBs REBs RPG
Isaiah Jackson KEN 44 137 6.9
Keion Brooks KEN 27 69 6.3
Josiah-Jordan James TEN 37 114 6.0
John Fulkerson TEN 35 116 5.8
Olivier Sarr KEN 40 109 5.5
Brandon Boston KEN 33 100 5.0
Yves Pons TEN 29 94 4.9
Santiago Vescovi TEN 7 77 3.9

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Kentucky vs. Tennessee Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 156-74.

College Basketball Ratings

Source Kentucky Tennessee
NCAA NET 77 11
Sagarin 54 14
ESPN BPI 70 10
Ken Pomeroy 63 16
Massey Composite 81 16

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

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

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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 81 Kentucky 80
2/13/2021 Auburn 80 Kentucky 82
2/17/2021 Kentucky 82 Vanderbilt 78
2/20/2021 Kentucky Tennessee
2/23/2021 Texas A&M Kentucky
2/27/2021 Florida Kentucky
3/2/2021 Kentucky Ole Miss

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 82 Kentucky 71
2/10/2021 Georgia 81 Tennessee 89
2/10/2021 Florida PPD Tennessee PPD
2/13/2021 Tennessee 65 LSU 78
2/17/2021 South Carolina 73 Tennessee 93
2/20/2021 Kentucky Tennessee
2/27/2021 Tennessee Auburn

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Injuries and Suspensions

Kentucky

[G] 02/08/2021 – Terrence Clarke is out for season (Ankle)

Tennessee

[F] 02/19/2021 – Corey Walker Jr. is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Undisclosed)
[G] 02/19/2021 – Josiah-Jordan James is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Wrist)

Source: statfox.com

Kentucky-Tennessee Prediction

Tennessee 71, Kentucky 67


Saturday‘s game tips off at 1:00 PM ET. TV: CBS.

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