Thursday, December 10, 2015

To This Point, Kentucky is a Terrible Three-Point Shooting Team

The Kentucky Wildcats are now 9 games into the 2015-16 season and to this point, they are a terrible outside shooting team.

Following last night's 4-for-19 (21%) effort against Eastern Kentucky, the Wildcats are 39-for-142 (27.5%) from the three-point line on the season. Those totals rank No. 332 out of 351 Division I teams.

Freshman Jamal Murray has proven to be Kentucky's most consistent three-point threat this season and he's only shooting 18-for-54 (33.3%).

The only other Wildcat over 30% is junior Derek Willis at 7-for-23 (30.4%)

The Wildcats are only 9 games in and there is plenty of time to raise the averages and become more consistent from long range.

At some point, however, we may have to call a spade a spade and say this team is just not a good three-point shooting team.

I guarantee that will be on every opposing teams' pregame notes until the Wildcats prove otherwise.

3-Point Shooting - Kentucky's Division I Teams

National Rank Team 3PM-3PA (3P%)

9 Eastern Kentucky 95-221 (.430)
33 Western Kentucky 73-183 (.399)
98 Morehead State 42-115 (.365)
103 Louisville 42-116 (.362)
189 Murray State 57-170 (.335)
321 Northern Kentucky 36-126 (.286)
332 Kentucky 39-142 (.275)

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