SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: LSU at Kentucky

Kentucky-LSU basketball game preview

The LSU Tigers encounter the Kentucky Wildcats on Wednesday in Lexington in a critical 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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Venue

Kentucky

Arena Name: Rupp Arena

Capacity: 23,000

Year Opened: 1976

Rupp Arena

Team Statistical Comparison

Stat
Scoring Offense
Scoring Defense
Scoring Margin
Winning %
Field Goal %
Free Throw %
Three Point %
FT Made P/G
Three Pointers P/G
FT Attempts P/G
3-Point Attempts P/G
FG % Defense
3-Point % Defense
Fouls Per Game
Rebound Margin
Rebounds (Off.) P/G
Rebounds (Def) P/G
Rebounds Per Game
Assist/Turnover Ratio
TOs Forced P/G
Effective FG pct
LSU
72.0
63.4
8.6
92.3
45.8
68.9
35.0
12.6
7.4
18.3
21.1
41.6
27.6
16.3
2.4
10.0
25.5
35.5
1.1
14.6
0.523
Kentucky
79.0
66.2
12.8
69.2
47.0
65.9
39.0
12.6
8.1
19.2
20.7
41.0
32.9
15.6
8.4
14.0
26.1
40.1
1.4
13.3
0.535

Players and Stats

LSU

NAME # CL POS HT WT STATS
K.J. Williams 12 SR F 6-10 245 18.5 Pts, 8.0 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Adam Miller 44 SO G 6-3 180 13.0 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Justice Hill 3 SR G 6-0 170 8.2 Pts, 1.9 Reb, 3.9 Ast
Derek Fountain 20 JR F 6-9 210 7.8 Pts, 5.7 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Cam Hayes 1 JR G 6-3 175 8.4 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 2.2 Ast
Trae Hannibal 0 SR G 6-2 217 5.6 Pts, 4.2 Reb, 2.7 Ast
Jalen Reed 13 FR F 6-10 230 3.2 Pts, 2.9 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Kendal Coleman 4 JR C 6-8 229 2.7 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Mwani Wilkinson 5 JR F 6-5 215 2.8 Pts, 1.7 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Justice Williams 11 SO G 6-3 170 3.6 Pts, 0.9 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Tyrell Ward 15 FR F 6-6 185 0.7 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Shawn Phillips 34 FR F 7-0 245 0.8 Pts, 0.6 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Adam Benhayoune 25 SO F 6-5 230 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Parker Edwards 30 SR G 6-2 185 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Brandon Egemo 10 JR G 6-0 175 0.0 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Austin Montgomery 21 FR F 6-4
Corneilous Williams 2 FR F 6-9

Kentucky

NAME # CL POS HT WT STATS
Brennan Canada 14 SR F 6-6 198 1.0 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Daimion Collins 4 SO F 6-9 202 1.7 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Grant Darbyshire 13 FR G 6-2
CJ Fredrick 1 SR G 6-3 195 7.3 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Walker Horn 21 FR G 6-1 200 0.0 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Chris Livingston 24 FR F 6-6 220 5.8 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Ugonna Onyenso 33 FR F 6-11 225 3.5 Pts, 3.3 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Antonio Reeves 12 SR G 6-4 185 11.8 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Adou Thiero 3 FR G 6-6 200 3.3 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Jacob Toppin 0 SR F 6-9 194 10.8 Pts, 6.4 Reb, 1.7 Ast
Oscar Tshiebwe 34 SR F 6-9 260 16.5 Pts, 13.6 Reb, 1.5 Ast
Cason Wallace 22 FR G 6-4 193 12.8 Pts, 3.7 Reb, 3.9 Ast
Lance Ware 55 JR F 6-9 223 3.6 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Kareem Watkins 25 JR G 5-8 145 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Sahvir Wheeler 2 SR G 5-10 180 8.9 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 6.7 Ast

College Basketball Ratings

Rating LSU Kentucky
ESPN BPI 69 13
Sagarin 69 28
Massey Composite 54 39

LSU vs. Kentucky Basketball Series History

Kentucky leads 92-28

LSU Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/9/2022 Kansas City 63 LSU 74
11/12/2022 Arkansas St 52 LSU 61
11/17/2022 New Orleans 62 LSU 91
11/21/2022 Illinois St 61 LSU 77
11/22/2022 LSU 73 Akron 58
11/23/2022 LSU 59 Kansas St 61
11/27/2022 Wofford 75 LSU 78
12/2/2022 UT Arlington 59 LSU 63
12/10/2022 LSU 72 Wake Forest 70
12/13/2022 NC Central 57 LSU 67
12/17/2022 Winthrop 81 LSU 89
12/21/2022 ETSU 68 LSU 72
12/28/2022 Arkansas 57 LSU 60
1/3/2023 LSU Kentucky
1/7/2023 LSU Texas A&M
1/10/2023 Florida LSU
1/14/2023 LSU Alabama
1/18/2023 Auburn LSU
1/21/2023 Tennessee LSU
1/24/2023 LSU Arkansas
1/28/2023 Texas Tech LSU
2/1/2023 LSU Missouri
2/4/2023 Alabama LSU
2/8/2023 LSU Mississippi State
2/11/2023 Texas A&M LSU
2/14/2023 LSU Georgia
2/18/2023 South Carolina LSU
2/22/2023 Vanderbilt LSU
2/25/2023 LSU Ole Miss
3/1/2023 Missouri LSU
3/4/2023 LSU Florida
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

Kentucky Schedule/Results

Date Visitor PTs Home PTs
11/7/2022 Howard 63 Kentucky 95
11/11/2022 Duquesne 52 Kentucky 77
11/15/2022 Kentucky 77 Michigan State 86
11/17/2022 SC State 63 Kentucky 106
11/20/2022 Kentucky 72 Gonzaga 88
11/23/2022 North Florida 56 Kentucky 96
11/29/2022 Bellarmine 41 Kentucky 60
12/4/2022 Michigan 69 Kentucky 73
12/10/2022 Yale 59 Kentucky 69
12/17/2022 UCLA 63 Kentucky 53
12/21/2022 FAMU 68 Kentucky 88
12/28/2022 Kentucky 75 Missouri 89
12/31/2022 Louisville 63 Kentucky 86
1/3/2023 LSU Kentucky
1/7/2023 Kentucky Alabama
1/10/2023 South Carolina Kentucky
1/14/2023 Kentucky Tennessee
1/17/2023 Georgia Kentucky
1/21/2023 Texas A&M Kentucky
1/24/2023 Kentucky Vanderbilt
1/28/2023 Kansas Kentucky
1/31/2023 Kentucky Ole Miss
2/4/2023 Florida Kentucky
2/7/2023 Arkansas Kentucky
2/11/2023 Kentucky Georgia
2/15/2023 Kentucky Mississippi State
2/18/2023 Tennessee Kentucky
2/22/2023 Kentucky Florida
2/25/2023 Auburn Kentucky
3/1/2023 Vanderbilt Kentucky
3/4/2023 Kentucky Arkansas
3/9/2023 to 3/13/2023 SEC Tournament, Tampa, FL Tampa, FL
3/14/2023 to 4/3/2023 NCAA Tournament

LSU Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Trae Hannibal G 6′-2″ 215 SR Elliott, SC
1 Cam Hayes G 6′-2″ 185 JR Greensboro, NC
2 Corneilous Williams F 6′-9″ 210 FR Meridian, MS
3 Justice Hill G 6′-0″ 175 SR Little Rock, AR
4 Kendal Coleman C 6′-8″ 230 JR Shreveport, LA
5 Mwani Wilkinson F 6′-5″ 205 JR Las Vegas, NV
10 Brandon Egemo G 6′-1″ 175 JR Los Angeles, CA
11 Justice Williams G 6′-4″ 175 SO Philadelphia, PA
12 KJ Williams F 6′-10″ 250 SR Cleveland, MS
13 Jalen Reed F 6′-10″ 230 FR Jackson, MS
15 Tyrell Ward F 6′-6″ 185 FR Washington, DC
20 Derek Fountain F 6′-10″ 225 JR Holly Springs, MS
21 Austin Montgomery F 6′-4″ 180 FR New Orleans, LA
25 Adam Benhayoune F 6′-5″ 225 SO Helotes, TX
30 Parker Edwards G 6′-2″ 220 SR Covington, LA
34 Shawn Phillips F 7′-0″ 245 FR Dayton, OH
44 Adam Miller G 6′-3″ 190 SO Peoria, IL

Kentucky Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
0 Jacob Toppin F 6′-9″ 205 SR Brooklyn, NY
1 CJ Fredrick G 6′-3″ 185 SR Cincinnati, OH
2 Sahvir Wheeler G 5′-9″ 180 SR Houston, TX
3 Adou Thiero G 6′-6″ 200 FR Leetsdale, PA
4 Daimion Collins F 6′-9″ 210 SO Atlanta, TX
12 Antonio Reeves G 6′-5″ 205 SR Chicago, IL
13 Grant Darbyshire G 6′-2″ 190 FR Cincinnati, OH
14 Brennan Canada G 6′-6″ 205 SR Mount Sterling, KY
21 Walker Horn G 6′-4″ 200 FR Austin, TX
22 Cason Wallace G 6′-4″ 193 FR Dallas, TX
24 Chris Livingston F 6′-6″ 220 FR Akron, OH
25 Kareem Watkins G 5′-8″ 175 JR Camden, NJ
33 Ugonna Onyenso F 6′-11″ 225 FR
34 Oscar Tshiebwe F 6′-9″ 260 SR
55 Lance Ware F 6′-9″ 235 JR Camden, NJ

Injuries and Suspensions

LSU

[F] Corneilous Williams (Shoulder) – Out

Kentucky

[G] CJ Fredrick (Hand) – Questionable
[G] Grant Darbyshire (Lower Body) – Out

Source: statfox.com

LSU-Kentucky Prediction

Kentucky 75, LSU 71

Score prediction for entertainment purposes only.

Wednesday‘s game tips off at 8:00 PM ET ET. TV: ESPN.

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