Inside The Numbers: Texas A&M Aggies

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Various Records

  • Kentucky’s overall record vs. Texas A&M: 2-1 (.667)
  • Kentucky’s record vs. schools located in the state of Texas: 31-6 (.838) (8-2 in the last 10 meetings)
  • Kentucky’s most points scored against Texas A&M: 83 (12/14/1946)
  • Kentucky’s fewest points scored against Texas A&M: 49 (12/30/1941)
  • Texas A&M’s most points scored against Kentucky: 73 (12/22/1978)
  • Texas A&M’s fewest points scored against Kentucky: 18 (12/14/1946)
  • Kentucky’s largest margin of victory against Texas A&M: 65 points (12/14/1946)
  • Kentucky’s smallest margin of victory against Texas A&M: 20 points (12/30/1941)
  • Kentucky’s margin of defeat against Texas A&M: 4 points (12/22/1978)
  • Most combined points scored in a Kentucky/Texas A&M game: 142 (12/22/1978)
  • Fewest combined points scored in a Kentucky/Texas A&M game: 78 (12/30/1941)
  • Kentucky’s record in SEC home openers: 67-11 (.859) (9-1 in the last 10 meetings)
  • Kentucky’s record playing in the month of January: 573-193 (.748) (won the last 13 meetings)
  • Kentucky’s record playing on January 12th: 25-5 (.833) (8-2 in the last 10 meetings)
  • Kentucky’s record in their first regular season game against SEC opponents: 13-1 (.929)

Notable SEC Streaks

With the win over Vanderbilt on Thursday, Kentucky has now won 20 consecutive regular season SEC games. That makes it the sixth time that a school has won at least 20 consecutive regular season SEC games in conference history. Not surprisingly, Kentucky has five of those six such streaks:

  • 1. Kentucky – 51 games (1950-1954)
  • 2. Kentucky – 43 games (1946-1950)
  • 3. Kentucky – 32 games (1933-1936)
  • 4. Kentucky – 26 games (1995-1996)
  • 5. Auburn – 23 games (1958-1959)
  • 6. Kentucky – 20 games (2011-present)

With a win over Texas A&M on Saturday, Kentucky would have a streak of 25 consecutive SEC home wins. That would make it the sixth time that a school has won at least 25 consecutive SEC home games in conference history. Not surprisingly, Kentucky has four of those six such streaks:

  • 1. Kentucky – 70 games (1939-1955)
  • 2. Kentucky – 49 games (1967-1973)
  • 3. Alabama – 40 games (1929-1935)
  • 4. Kentucky – 34 games (1955-1959)
  • 5. LSU – 26 games (1933-1936)
  • 6. Kentucky – 24 games (2010-present)

Kyle Wiltjer

  • 2 points vs. Vanderbilt
  • 357 career points (179th most in school history)
  • needs 1 point to tie Ramon Harris for 178th place in school history
  • 0 made 3-point field-goals
  • 68 career made 3-point field-goals (34th most in school history)
  • needs 1 made 3-point field-goal to tie Ravi Moss for 33rd most in school history

Nerlens Noel

  • 2 steals vs. Vanderbilt
  • 36 steals this season
  • Rajon Rondo steals through 14 games of the 2004-2005 season: 36

Rankings

RPI

  • Kentucky: 67th
  • Kentucky’s Strength Of Schedule: 50th
  • Texas A&M: 51st
  • Texas A&M’s Strength Of Schedule: 72nd

Sagarin Ratings

  • Kentucky: 30th
  • Kentucky’s Strength Of Schedule: 234th
  • Texas A&M: 76th
  • Texas A&M’s Strength Of Schedule: 240th

Pomeroy Ratings

  • Kentucky: 11th
  • Kentucky’s Strength Of Schedule: 138th
  • Kentucky’s Non-Conference Strength Of Schedule: 181st
  • Texas A&M: 107th
  • Texas A&M’s Strength Of Schedule: 304th
  • Texas A&M’s Non-Conference Strength Of Schedule: 303rd

Team-By-Team Statistical Comparison (Ranking Out Of 347 Division I Teams)

  • Field-Goal Percentage: Kentucky – 48.9% (15th) Texas A&M – 45.3% (98th)
  • Field-Goal Percentage Defense: Kentucky – 37.1% (14th) Texas A&M – 39.8% (66th)
  • Free-Throw Percentage: Kentucky – 64% (293rd) Texas A&M – 70% (136th)
  • Opponents’ Free-Throw Percentage: Kentucky – 67.5% (119th) Texas A&M – 69.7% (220th)
  • 3-Point Field-Goal Percentage: Kentucky – 35.7% (95th) Texas A&M – 38.1% (31st)
  • 3-Point Field-Goal Percentage Defense: Kentucky – 31.2% (91st) Texas A&M – 31.5% (109th)
  • Made 3-Point Field-Goals Per Game: Kentucky – 6.1 (180th) Texas A&M – 5.1 (268th)
  • Points Scored Per Possession: Kentucky – 1.11 (35th) Texas A&M – 1.06 (72nd)
  • Points Allowed Per Possession: Kentucky – .86 (13th) Texas A&M – .95 (112th)
  • Scoring Offense: Kentucky – 77.9 PPG (32nd) Texas A&M – 65.5 PPG (230th)
  • Scoring Defense: Kentucky – 60.6 PPG (60th) Texas A&M – 58.6 PPG (34th)
  • Scoring Margin: Kentucky – +17.3 PPG (15th) Texas A&M – +6.9 PPG (91st)
  • Rebounds Per Game: Kentucky – 39.6 (34th) Texas A&M – 34.7 (198th)
  • Opponents’ Rebounds Per Game: Kentucky – 34.6 (181st) Texas A&M – 31.6 (51st)
  • Rebound Margin: Kentucky – +5 RPG (63rd) Texas A&M – +3.1 RPG (108th)
  • Assists Per Game: Kentucky – 15.9 (38th) Texas A&M – 12.8 (184th)
  • Opponents’ Assists Per Game: Kentucky – 10.5 (47th) Texas A&M – 12.6 (176th)
  • Assist-To-Turnover Ratio: Kentucky – 1.23:1 (46th) Texas A&M – 1.02:1 (120th)
  • Opponents’ Assist-To-Turnover Ratio: Kentucky – 0.7:1 (45th) Texas A&M – 0.95:1 (218th)
  • Steals Per Game: Kentucky – 7.8 (106th) Texas A&M – 6.1 (240th)
  • Opponents’ Steals Per Game: Kentucky – 5.6 (50th) Texas A&M – 5.7 (59th)
  • Turnovers Per Game: Kentucky – 12.9 (230th) Texas A&M – 12.5 (263rd)
  • Opponents’ Turnovers Per Game: Kentucky – 15 (225th) Texas A&M – 13.4 (126th)
  • Turnover Margin: Kentucky – +2.1 TOPG (88th) Texas A&M – +0.9 TOPG (146th)
  • Blocks Per Game: Kentucky – 7.6 (4th) Texas A&M – 3.2 (205th)
  • Opponents’ Blocks Per Game: Kentucky – 3.2 (130th) Texas A&M – 3.9 (253rd)
  • Fouls Per Game: Kentucky – 15.8 (282nd) Texas A&M – 15.4 (304th)
  • Opponents’ Fouls Per Game: Kentucky – 19.3 (274th) Texas A&M – 18.1 (184th)

Individual Players In The NCAA Division I Top 100

  • Field-Goal Percentage: Alex Poythress, Kentucky – 64.2% (16th), Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky – 61.5% (T-38th), Ray Turner, Texas A&M – 58.7% (T-64th), Nerlens Noel, Kentucky – 57.1% (T-89th)
  • 3-Point Field-Goal Percentage: Elston Turner, Texas A&M – 42.4% (T-65th), Kyle Wiltjer, Kentucky – 42.3% (T-68th)
  • Free-Throw Percentage: Fabyon Harris, Texas A&M – 87.5% (T-57th)
  • Rebounds Per Game: Nerlens Noel, Kentucky – 9.1 (41st)
  • Steals Per Game: Nerlens Noel, Kentucky – 2.6 (T-14th), Alex Caruso, Texas A&M – 1.9 (T-89th)
  • Assist-To-Turnover Ratio: Julius Mays, Kentucky – 2.9:1 (T-38th), Jordan Green, Texas A&M – 2.4:1 (T-91st)
  • Blocks Per Game: Nerlens Noel, Kentucky – 3.5 (5th), Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky – 2.2 (T-43rd)
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