SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Tennessee

Tennessee-Kentucky basketball game preview

The Kentucky Wildcats visit the Tennessee Volunteers on Tuesday in Knoxville in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, injury reports, game TV information and a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

Kentucky scores an average of 81.4 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 64.5 points per contest. Tennessee scores an average of 74.4 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 63.0 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBM SPG BPG APG TOPG
Kentucky 0.492 0.355 0.727 12.75 +10.71 7.13 4.54 17.13 12.17
Tennessee 0.439 0.346 0.701 12.09 +2.91 10.09 4.35 16.87 12.61
Opp FG% Opp 3PT% RB Off RB Def OFRB% Scor. M 3ptMPG TM PPG Opp PPG
Kentucky 0.402 0.293 41.17 30.46 0.37 +16.92 6.42 81.4 64.5
Tennessee 0.418 0.329 36.17 33.26 0.33 +11.39 9.09 74.4 63.0

Key

FG%– Field goal shootage percentage.
3PT%– Three point field goal shootage percentage.
FT%– Free throw shooting percentage.
OREB– Offensive rebounds per game.
RBM– Average rebounding margin per game.
SPG– Steals per game.
BPG– Blocks per game.
APG– Assists per game.
TOPG– Turnovers per game.
Opp FG%– Opponent field goal percentage made.
Opp 3PT%– Opponent 3-point field goal percentage made.
RB Off– Rebounding Offense.
RB Def– Rebounding defense.
OFRB%– Offensive rebounding percentage.
Scor. M– Average game scoring margin.
3ptMPG– Three point shots made per game.
TM PPG– Team’s average points scored per game.
Opp PPG– Average points scored by opponents per game.

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Statistical Leaders

Scoring

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FG 3PTFG FTs Points Avg.
6. Tshiebwe, Oscar UK 24 154 0 74 382 15.92
10. Vescovi, Santiago UT 23 103 69 42 317 13.78
12. Chandler, Kennedy UT 22 114 26 42 296 13.45
17. Washington Jr., TyTy UK 23 122 25 28 297 12.91

Field Goal %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FGM FGA FG%
1. Tshiebwe, Oscar UK 24 154 256 0.602
5. Washington Jr., TyTy UK 23 122 251 0.486
6. Chandler, Kennedy UT 22 114 258 0.442

3-Point FG Made Per Game

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games 3PT Made Avg. Per Game
2. Vescovi, Santiago UT 23 69 3.00
3. Grady, Kellan UK 24 69 2.88

Free Throw %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FT Att. FT Made FT%

Rebounding

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games Off Def Total Avg. Per Game
1. Tshiebwe, Oscar UK 24 120 243 363 15.13
16. Nkamhoua, Olivier UT 22 40 84 124 5.64
18. James, Josiah-Jordan UT 20 25 86 111 5.55

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Kentucky vs. Tennessee Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 157-75

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Jacob Toppin F 6′-9″ 200 JR
1 CJ Fredrick G 6′-3″ 190 JR
2 Sahvir Wheeler G 5′-9″ 180 JR
3 TyTy Washington Jr. G 6′-3″ 197 FR
4 Daimion Collins F 6′-9″ 202 FR
10 Davion Mintz G 6′-3″ 195 SR
11 Dontaie Allen G 6′-6″ 205 SO
12 Keion Brooks Jr. F 6′-7″ 210 JR
14 Brennan Canada F 6′-6″ 198 JR
20 Zan Payne G 6′-4″ 215 JR
23 Bryce Hopkins F 6′-6″ 220 FR
25 Kareem Watkins G 5′-8″ 170 SO
31 Kellan Grady G 6′-5″ 205 SR
34 Oscar Tshiebwe F 6′-9″ 255 JR
55 Lance Ware F 6′-9″ 225 SO

Tennessee Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Jonas Aidoo F 6′-11″ 234 FR
1 Kennedy Chandler G 6′-0″ 171 FR
2 Brandon Huntley-Hatfield F 6′-10″ 246 FR
3 Quentin Diboundje G 6′-5″ 217 FR
5 Zakai Zeigler G 5′-9″ 167 FR
10 John Fulkerson F 6′-9″ 219 SR
12 Victor Bailey Jr. G 6′-4″ 182 SR
13 Olivier Nkamhoua F 6′-8″ 232 JR
15 Jahmai Mashack G 6′-4″ 196 FR
21 Kent Gilbert G 6′-1″ 175 SO
24 Justin Powell G 6′-6″ 197 SO
25 Santiago Vescovi G 6′-3″ 191 JR
30 Josiah-Jordan James G 6′-6″ 214 JR
31 Isaiah Sulack G 6′-5″ 186 JR
32 Handje Tamba F 6′-11″ 229 FR
33 Uros Plavsic F 7′-0″ 251 JR
35 Brock Jancek F 6′-8″ 228 SR

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Kentucky Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/9/2021 Kentucky 71 Duke 79
11/12/2021 Robert Morris 60 Kentucky 100
11/16/2021 Mount St Mary 55 Kentucky 80
11/19/2021 Ohio 59 Kentucky 77
11/22/2021 Albany 61 Kentucky 86
11/26/2021 North Florida 52 Kentucky 86
11/29/2021 C Michigan 57 Kentucky 85
12/7/2021 Southern 64 Kentucky 76
12/11/2021 Kentucky 62 Notre Dame 66
12/18/2021 Ohio State 69 Kentucky 98
12/22/2021 Western KY 60 Kentucky 95
12/29/2021 Missouri 56 Kentucky 83
12/31/2021 High Point 48 Kentucky 92
1/4/2022 Kentucky 60 LSU 65
1/8/2022 Georgia 77 Kentucky 92
1/11/2022 Kentucky 78 Vanderbilt 66
1/15/2022 Tennessee 79 Kentucky 107
1/19/2022 Kentucky 64 Texas A&M 58
1/22/2022 Kentucky 71 Auburn 80
1/25/2022 Mississippi State 74 Kentucky 82
1/29/2022 Kentucky 80 Kansas 62
2/2/2022 Vanderbilt 70 Kentucky 77
2/5/2022 Kentucky 66 Alabama 55
2/8/2022 Kentucky 86 South Carolina 76
2/12/2022 Florida 57 Kentucky 78
2/15/2022 Kentucky Tennessee
2/19/2022 Alabama Kentucky
2/23/2022 LSU Kentucky
2/26/2022 Kentucky Arkansas
3/1/2022 Ole Miss Kentucky
3/5/2022 Kentucky Florida

Tennessee Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/9/2021 UT Martin 62 Tennessee 90
11/14/2021 ETSU 62 Tennessee 94
11/20/2021 Villanova 71 Tennessee 53
11/21/2021 Tennessee 89 North Carolina 72
11/26/2021 Tennessee Tech 69 Tennessee 80
11/30/2021 Presbyterian 44 Tennessee 85
12/4/2021 Tennessee 59 Colorado 54
12/7/2021 Texas Tech 57 Tennessee 52
12/11/2021 UNC Greensboro 36 Tennessee 76
12/14/2021 SC Upstate 52 Tennessee 96
12/18/2021 Tennessee Canc. Memphis Canc.
12/22/2021 Arizona 73 Tennessee 77
12/29/2021 Tennessee 68 Alabama 73
1/5/2022 Ole Miss 60 Tennessee 66
1/8/2022 Tennessee 67 LSU 79
1/11/2022 South Carolina 46 Tennessee 66
1/15/2022 Tennessee 79 Kentucky 107
1/18/2022 Tennessee 68 Vanderbilt 60
1/22/2022 LSU 50 Tennessee 64
1/26/2022 Florida 71 Tennessee 78
1/29/2022 Tennessee 51 Texas 52
2/1/2022 Texas A&M 80 Tennessee 90
2/5/2022 Tennessee 81 South Carolina 57
2/9/2022 Tennessee 72 Mississippi State 63
2/12/2022 Vanderbilt 64 Tennessee 73
2/15/2022 Kentucky Tennessee
2/19/2022 Tennessee Arkansas
2/22/2022 Tennessee Missouri
2/26/2022 Auburn Tennessee
3/1/2022 Tennessee Georgia
3/5/2022 Arkansas Tennessee

Injuries and Suspensions

Kentucky

[G] 02/07/2022 – Shaedon Sharpe is out for season (None)
[F] 02/14/2022 – Jacob Toppin is “?” Tuesday vs Tennessee (Ankle)
[G] 02/14/2022 – Tyty Washington Jr. is “?” Tuesday vs Tennessee (Leg)
[G] 11/13/2021 – CJ Fredrick is out indefinitely (Hamstring)

Tennessee

[F] 02/07/2022 – Olivier Nkamhoua is out for season (Ankle)

Source: statfox.com

Kentucky-Tennessee Prediction

Kentucky 73, Tennessee 71


Tuesday‘s game tips off at 9:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN.

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