SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Arkansas

Kentucky-Arkansas basketball game preview

The Kentucky Wildcats visit the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday in Fayetteville 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 80.6 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 65.3 points per contest. Arkansas scores an average of 77.5 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 67.4 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBM SPG BPG APG TOPG
Kentucky 0.486 0.358 0.731 13.18 +10.71 6.96 4.21 16.25 11.79
Arkansas 0.441 0.313 0.746 11.39 +4.68 7.96 4.18 14.39 12.39
Opp FG% Opp 3PT% RB Off RB Def OFRB% Scor. M 3ptMPG TM PPG Opp PPG
Kentucky 0.405 0.301 40.86 30.14 0.38 +15.29 6.43 80.6 65.3
Arkansas 0.408 0.323 38.89 34.21 0.31 +10.14 6.46 77.5 67.4

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

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FG 3PTFG FTs Points Avg.
2. Notae, JD Ark 27 181 61 81 504 18.7
6. Tshiebwe, Oscar UK 28 184 0 92 460 16.4
17. Washington Jr., TyTy UK 25 127 28 29 311 12.4
19. Grady, Kellan UK 28 121 82 22 346 12.4

Field Goal %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FGM FGA FG%
2. Tshiebwe, Oscar UK 28 184 309 0.595
5. Washington Jr., TyTy UK 25 127 266 0.477
11. Notae, JD Ark 27 181 432 0.419

3-point made per game

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games 3PT Made Avg. Per Game
2. Grady, Kellan UK 28 82 2.93
4. Notae, JD Ark 27 61 2.26

Free Throw %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FT Att. FT Made FT%
4. Lykes, Chris Ark 28 87 101 0.861
10. Toney, Au’Diese Ark 28 95 121 0.785
15. Notae, JD Ark 27 81 107 0.757

Rebounding

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games Off Def Total Avg. Per Game
1. Tshiebwe, Oscar UK 28 149 278 427 15.25
2. Williams, Jaylin Ark 28 44 224 268 9.57

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Kentucky vs. Arkansas Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 33-12

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

Arkansas Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Stanley Umude G 6′-6″ 210 SR
1 JD Notae G 6′-2″ 190 SR
2 Khalen Robinson G 6′-0″ 180 SO
3 Trey Wade F 6′-6″ 220 SR
4 Davonte Davis G 6′-4″ 180 SO
5 Au’Diese Toney G 6′-6″ 205 SR
10 Jaylin Williams F 6′-10″ 240 SO
11 Chris Lykes G 5′-7″ 160 SR
13 Chance Moore G 6′-5″ 195 FR
14 Jaxson Robinson G 6′-6″ 185 SO
20 Kamani Johnson F 6′-7″ 235 JR
21 Cade Arbogast G 6′-3″ 170 SO
23 Connor Vanover F 7′-3″ 215 JR
45 Lawson Blake F 6′-10″ 225 FR

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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 63 Tennessee 76
2/19/2022 Alabama 81 Kentucky 90
2/23/2022 LSU 66 Kentucky 71
2/26/2022 Kentucky Arkansas
3/1/2022 Ole Miss Kentucky
3/5/2022 Kentucky Florida

Arkansas Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/9/2021 Mercer 61 Arkansas 74
11/13/2021 Gardner-Webb 69 Arkansas 86
11/17/2021 Northern Iowa 80 Arkansas 93
11/22/2021 Arkansas 72 Kansas State 64
11/23/2021 Cincinnati 67 Arkansas 73
11/28/2021 Pennsylvania 60 Arkansas 76
12/1/2021 C Arkansas 60 Arkansas 97
12/4/2021 Little Rock 78 Arkansas 93
12/7/2021 Charlotte 66 Arkansas 86
12/11/2021 Arkansas 66 Oklahoma 88
12/18/2021 Hofstra 89 Arkansas 81
12/21/2021 Elon 55 Arkansas 81
12/29/2021 Arkansas 68 Mississippi State 81
1/4/2022 Vanderbilt 75 Arkansas 74
1/8/2022 Arkansas 81 Texas A&M 86
1/12/2022 Missouri 87 Arkansas 43
1/15/2022 Arkansas 65 LSU 58
1/18/2022 South Carolina 59 Arkansas 75
1/22/2022 Texas A&M 73 Arkansas 76
1/26/2022 Arkansas 64 Ole Miss 55
1/29/2022 West Virginia 68 Arkansas 77
2/2/2022 Arkansas 99 Georgia 73
2/5/2022 Mississippi State 55 Arkansas 63
2/8/2022 Auburn 80 Arkansas 76
2/12/2022 Arkansas 67 Alabama 68
2/15/2022 Arkansas 76 Missouri 57
2/19/2022 Tennessee 48 Arkansas 58
2/22/2022 Arkansas 82 Florida 74
2/26/2022 Kentucky Arkansas
3/2/2022 LSU Arkansas
3/5/2022 Arkansas Tennessee

Injuries and Suspensions

Kentucky

[G] 02/07/2022 – Shaedon Sharpe is out for season ( None )
[G] 11/13/2021 – CJ Fredrick is out indefinitely ( Hamstring )
[G] 02/23/2022 – Sahvir Wheeler is “?” ( Upper Body )
[G] 02/23/2022 – Tyty Washington Jr. is “?” ( Ankle )

Arkansas

None reported.

Source: statfox.com

Kentucky-Arkansas Prediction

Kentucky 82, Arkansas 80

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.


Saturday‘s game tips off at 2:00 PM ET. TV: CBS.

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