SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Kentucky at LSU

Kentucky-LSU

Kentucky visits LSU on Tuesday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a prediction of the game’s final score.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Kentucky 0.463 0.333 0.789 233 910 335 124 125 304
Kentucky OPP 0.384 0.293 0.683 259 784 259 118 78 284
LSU 0.479 0.309 0.775 290 953 312 153 99 317
LSU OPP 0.418 0.343 0.704 260 780 303 144 71 302

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Statistical Leaders

Kentucky Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Immanuel Quickley Kentucky 23 14.9 95.0 111 42
Nick Richards Kentucky 24 14.5 132.0 84 0
Tyrese Maxey Kentucky 24 13.9 114.0 79 27
Ashton Hagans Kentucky 24 12.3 88.0 106 13
EJ Montgomery Kentucky 21 6.7 59.0 21 1
Nate Sestina Kentucky 21 5.6 40.0 22 16
Keion Brooks Jr. Kentucky 24 4.8 48.0 15 3
Kahlil Whitney Kentucky 18 3.3 23.0 10 4
Johnny Juzang Kentucky 21 2.8 21.0 8 8

Kentucky Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG    
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Nick Richards Kentucky 66 131.0 197.0 8.2
EJ Montgomery Kentucky 33 82.0 115.0 5.5
Ashton Hagans Kentucky 5 96.0 101.0 4.2
Tyrese Maxey Kentucky 7 93.0 100.0 4.2
Immanuel Quickley Kentucky 15 80.0 95.0 4.1
Nate Sestina Kentucky 27 58.0 85.0 4.0
Keion Brooks Jr. Kentucky 27 53.0 80.0 3.3
Johnny Juzang Kentucky 10 33.0 43.0 2.0
Kahlil Whitney Kentucky 14 17.0 31.0 1.7

LSU Scoring Leaders

PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
PLAYER TEAM GP PPG FGM FTM 3PTM
Skylar Mays LSU 24 16.2 129.0 98 33
Emmitt Williams LSU 24 13.9 118.0 93 5
Trendon Watford LSU 24 13.8 122.0 74 12
Javonte Smart LSU 24 12.4 108.0 50 31
Darius Days LSU 24 12.0 105.0 49 30
Aundre Hyatt LSU 24 1.9 17.0 2 10

LSU Rebounding Leaders

PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG    
PLAYER TEAM OR DR TR RPG
Darius Days LSU 66 113.0 179.0 7.5
Trendon Watford LSU 50 121.0 171.0 7.1
Emmitt Williams LSU 61 106.0 167.0 7.0
Skylar Mays LSU 13 100.0 113.0 4.7
Javonte Smart LSU 16 63.0 79.0 3.3
Marlon Taylor LSU 21 37.0 58.0 4.1
Aundre Hyatt LSU 12 40.0 52.0 2.2
Charles Manning Jr. LSU 9 40.0 49.0 3.1
Courtese Cooper LSU 4 9.0 13.0 1.6
Marshall Graves LSU 0 6.0 6.0 0.4
James Bishop LSU 1 3.0 4.0 0.3

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NCAA RPI

Kentucky: 20

LSU: 27

Kentucky Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Ashton Hagans G 6′-3″ 198 SO Cartersville, GA
1 Nate Sestina F 6′-9″ 234 SR Emporium, PA
2 Kahlil Whitney F 6′-6″ 210 FR Chicago, IL
3 Tyrese Maxey G 6′-3″ 198 FR Garland, TX
4 Nick Richards F 6′-11″ 247 JR Kingston, Jamaica
5 Immanuel Quickley G 6′-3″ 188 SO Havre De Grace, MD
10 Johnny Juzang G 6′-6″ 214 FR Los Angeles, CA
11 Dontaie Allen G 6′-6″ 200 FR Falmouth, KY
12 Keion Brooks Jr. F 6′-7″ 205 FR Fort Wayne, IN
13 Riley Welch G 6′-0″ 185 JR Littleton, CO
14 Brennan Canada F 6′-6″ 198 FR Mount Sterling, KY
21 Zan Payne G 6′-4″ 235 FR Lexington, KY
23 EJ Montgomery F 6′-10″ 228 SO Fort Pierce, FL
33 Ben Jordan F 6′-9″ 250 SO Olive Hill, KY

LSU Roster

No. Name Pos. HT WT Class City-State
0 Darius Days F 6′-6″ 240 SO Raleigh, FL
1 Javonte Smart G 6′-4″ 205 SO Baton Rouge, LA
2 Trendon Watford F 6′-9″ 235 FR Birmingham, AL
3 Parker Edwards G 6′-3″ 190 SO Mandeville, LA
4 Skylar Mays G 6′-4″ 205 SR Baton Rouge, LA
5 Emmitt Williams F 6′-6″ 230 SO Fort Myers, FL
10 James Bishop G 6′-2″ 190 FR Baltimore, MD
11 Charles Manning Jr. G 6′-5″ 200 JR Riverhead, NY
12 Marshall Graves G 6′-4″ 195 SR Ponchatoula, LA
14 Marlon Taylor G 6′-5″ 210 SR Mount Vernon, NY
15 Aundre Hyatt F 6′-4″ 225 FR Bronx, NY
20 Caleb Starks G 6′-3″ 205 JR Lafayette, LA
21 Courtese Cooper F 6′-9″ 220 SO Elgin, IL
24 Deshawn Thomas C 6′-9″ 250 JR Dentsville, SC

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Scouting Report

Kentucky: UK is averaging 75.4 points per game so far this season and allows 65.6 points a contest. Immanuel Quickley leads the Cats in scoring (14.9 ppg). The other players who also average at least 12 points a game include Ashton Hagans, Nick Richards and Tyrese Maxey. Richards also leads the team in rebounding (8.2 rpg). Hagans is one of the best guards in the country both offensively and defensively. Kentucky as a team is shooting 46.3% (2nd SEC) from the field, 33.3% (2nd SEC) from 3-point range and 78.9% (1st SEC) from the line. The Cats are third in the league in 3-point shooting defense (29.3%) and second in the conference in field goal shooting defense (38.4%).

LSU: LSU averages 80.7 points per game, second in the SEC. The Tigers are allowing opponents 72.1 points per contest, 11th in the league. LSU as a team shoots 47.9% from the field, 30.9% from 3-point range, and 77.5% from the line. Skylar Mays leads the Tigers in scoring averaging 16.2 points per game. Darius Days paces the Tigers in rebounding averaging 7.5 boards a game.

Kentucky-LSU Prediction

LSU 78, Kentucky 77


Tuesday‘s game tips off at 9:00 p.m (8 p.m. CT). ET. TV: ESPN.

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