Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Kentucky 69, Michigan State 48: Tempo-Free Numbers

Points Per Possession
Kentucky: 0.92 (69 points in 75 possessions)
Michigan State: 0.62 (48 points in 77 possessions)

Effective Field Goal Percentage
Kentucky: .441
Michigan State: .369

Free Throw Rate
Kentucky: 33.3%
Michigan State: 14.8%

Offensive Rebound Percentage
Kentucky: 22.5%
Michigan State: 29.5%

Turnover Rate
Kentucky: 18.7%
Michigan State: 26.0%

What Kentucky did well: Ride the hot hand. Malik Monk was the only Wildcat to make a three-pointer, but the talented freshman drained seven of them, two more than Michigan State made as a team. The Wildcats also made life uncomfortable for Miles Bridges, forcing the Spartan rookie into nine turnovers and a 2-for-11 performance from the floor.

What Michigan State did well: Compete valiantly before Kentucky's athleticism and defensive lockdown in the second half put the game out of reach. "Our problems were the turnovers and the offense," said Tom Izzo. "I don't have any excuse on why our shooters weren't ready to shoot, but we're going to have to improve."

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