SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at Florida

Florida-Kentucky basketball game preview

The Kentucky Wildcats visit the Florida Gators on Saturday in Gainesville 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 80.4 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 65.8 points per contest. Florida scores an average of 70.7 points per game while allowing opposing teams to score an average of 65.4 points per contest.

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBM SPG BPG APG TOPG
Kentucky 0.488 0.358 0.730 13.10 10.43 6.97 4.07 16.30 11.67
Florida 0.429 0.316 0.737 10.87 -1.30 8.17 5.37 12.87 12.33
Opp FG% Opp 3PT% RB Off RB Def OFRB% Scor. M 3ptMPG TM PPG Opp PPG
Kentucky 0.410 0.303 40.43 30.00 0.38 +14.57 6.33 80.4 65.8
Florida 0.436 0.322 33.33 34.63 0.32 +5.37 8.27 70.7 65.4

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.
6. Tshiebwe, Oscar UK 28 184 0 92 460 16.4
7. Castleton, Colin UF 22 131 0 96 358 16.3
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
3. Castleton, Colin UF 22 131 238 0.550
5. Washington Jr., TyTy UK 25 127 266 0.477

3-point made per game

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games 3PT Made Avg. Per Game
2. Grady, Kellan UK 28 82 2.93
9. Jones, Myreon UF 27 53 1.96
11. Appleby, Tyree UF 28 51 1.82

Free Throw %

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games FT Att. FT Made FT%
3. Appleby, Tyree UF 28 97 112 0.866
12. Fleming Jr., Phlandrous UF 28 70 91 0.769

Rebounding

SEC Rnk/Player Team Games Off Def Total Avg. Per Game
1. Tshiebwe, Oscar UK 28 149 278 427 15.25
3. Castleton, Colin UF 22 70 127 197 8.95

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Kentucky vs. Florida Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 105-41

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

Florida Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Myreon Jones G 6′-3″ 175 SR
1 CJ Felder F 6′-7″ 231 JR
3 Alex Klatsky G 6′-4″ 185 SO
4 Anthony Duruji F 6′-7″ 209 SR
10 Elijah Kennedy G 6′-3″ 185 FR
11 Keyontae Johnson F 6′-5″ 229 SR
12 Colin Castleton F 6′-11″ 231 SR
14 Kowacie Reeves G 6′-6″ 182 FR
20 Jack May G 6′-4″ 175 SO
22 Tyree Appleby G 6′-1″ 163 SR
23 Brandon McKissic G 6′-3″ 185 SR
24 Phlandrous Fleming Jr. G 6′-5″ 205 SR
32 Tuongthach Gatkek F 6′-9″ 172 SO
33 Jason Jitoboh C 6′-11″ 305 JR
44 Niels Lane G 6′-5″ 206 SO

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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 73 Arkansas 75
3/1/2022 Ole Miss 72 Kentucky 83
3/5/2022 Kentucky Florida

Florida Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/9/2021 Elon 61 Florida 74
11/14/2021 Florida State 55 Florida 71
11/18/2021 Milwaukee 45 Florida 81
11/22/2021 Florida 80 California 60
11/24/2021 Florida 71 Ohio State 68
11/28/2021 Troy 45 Florida 84
12/1/2021 Florida 67 Oklahoma 74
12/6/2021 Texas Southern 69 Florida 54
12/8/2021 North Florida 55 Florida 85
12/12/2021 Florida 68 Maryland 70
12/18/2021 South Florida 55 Florida 66
12/22/2021 Stony Brook 62 Florida 87
12/29/2021 Florida PPD Ole Miss PPD
1/5/2022 Alabama 83 Florida 70
1/8/2022 Florida 73 Auburn 85
1/12/2022 LSU 64 Florida 58
1/15/2022 Florida 71 South Carolina 63
1/19/2022 Mississippi State 72 Florida 80
1/22/2022 Vanderbilt 42 Florida 61
1/26/2022 Florida 71 Tennessee 78
1/29/2022 Oklahoma State 72 Florida 81
2/2/2022 Florida 66 Missouri 65
2/5/2022 Ole Miss 57 Florida 62
2/9/2022 Georgia 63 Florida 72
2/12/2022 Florida 57 Kentucky 78
2/15/2022 Florida 55 Texas A&M 56
2/19/2022 Auburn 62 Florida 63
2/22/2022 Arkansas 82 Florida 74
2/26/2022 Florida 84 Georgia 72
3/1/2022 Florida 82 Vanderbilt 78
3/5/2022 Kentucky Florida

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)

Florida

[F] 03/04/2022 – Anthony Duruji is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Ankle)
[C] 01/28/2022 – Jason Jitoboh is out for season (Eye)

Source: statfox.com

Kentucky-Florida Prediction

Kentucky 74, Florida 70

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.


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

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