With an assist from KenPom, here’s a look at where the Wildcats stack up on both sides of the ball:
With the way this team has been running over teams with dunks in the tournament so far, these numbers shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Kentucky’s adjusted offensive efficiency (121.8 points per 100 possessions) ranks second in the country to Mizzou (125.5), who was bounced out of the first round of the tournament by Norfolk Sate. The Wildcats are also strong in the four factors. They rank 13th in eFG% (53.8), 20th in TO% (17.1), 19th in OR% (37.9) and 73rd in free throw rate (40.1).
It’s a multi-faceted attack. Anthony Davis has improved his offensive repertoire since these teams first met, and can no longer be considered just a threat on the interior. Terrence Jones, whose size and power can intimate, likely isn’t going to disappear in this one like he did in Bloomington. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has a motor like few else in the country. Doron Lamb and Kyle Wiltjer can sh...