Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Where Are Kentucky's Points Coming From? A Look at the Numbers

Kentucky basketball's freshmen trio of Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight and Doron Lamb have combined to score 1,227 points this season, which is 64% of UK's total points. The three young stars average 49.1 points per game.

Darius Miller, DeAndre Liggins and Josh Harrellson have scored 32% of Kentucky's points on the season. The three veterans average 24.9 points a night and have totalled 622 season points.

The Wildcats have picked up 82 points from the remaining group of Jon Hood, Stacey Poole, Eloy Vargas and Jarrod Polson. That is 4% of the season total and 3.3 per game.

A few notes:

- The trio of veterans have outscored Lamb, Knight and Jones two times, wins over Tennessee and Indiana, on the season.

- UK is 3-4 in games when Miller, Harrellson and Liggins combine to score less than 20 points.

- UK is 10-0 in games when Miller, Harrellson and Liggins combing to score 26+ points.

- The low total for Jones, Knight and Lamb is 31 in a 73-61 win over Tennessee. The high is 64 in an 89-52 win over Winthrop.

- The low total for Miller, Harrellson and Liggins is 10 in a 71-69 loss to Ole Miss. The high is 42 twice, both wins (Tennessee and Indiana).

- The Wildcats have received 0 points 10 times from the group of Hood, Vargas, Poole and Polson. The team was 6-4 in those games. That group has reached double figures twice, both wins.

- In Kentucky's 7 losses, the freshmen trio has averaged 48.4 PPG, the veterans 19.4 PPG and the other group has added 1.9 PPG.

- In Kentucky's 18 wins, the freshman trio has averaged 49.3 PPG, the veterans 27.0 PPG and the other group has added 3.7 PPG.

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