Inside The Numbers: South Carolina

Today at 4 p.m. EST the Kentucky Wildcats, ranked #2 in the latest AP Poll, will open up their 79th season of SEC basketball at Rupp Arena against the South Carolina Gamecocks on the SEC Network. Here are some numbers and facts of interest headed into today’s game:

Various Records

  • Kentucky’s overall record vs. South Carolina: 44-10 (.815) (7-3 in the last 10 meetings)
  • Kentucky’s record vs. South Carolina in Lexington: 23-2 (.920) (9-1 in the last 10 meetings)
  • Kentucky’s record vs. South Carolina at Rupp Arena: 20-2 (.909)
  • Kentucky’s record vs. South Carolina when UK is ranked in the AP Poll: 34-7 (.829) (7-3 in the last 10 meetings)
  • Kentucky’s record vs. South Carolina when UK is ranked and USC is unranked in the AP Poll: 30-5 (.857) (7-3 in the last 10 meetings)
  • Kentucky’s record vs. South Carolina at Rupp Arena when UK is ranked and USC is unranked in the AP Poll: 15-1 (.938) (9-1 in the last 10 meetings)
  • Kentucky’s record vs. schools coached by Darrin Horn: 3-3 (.500)
  • Kentucky’s record vs. schools located in the state of South Carolina: 62-14 (.816) (7-3 in the last 10 meetings)
  • Kentucky’s record playing in the month of January: 563-193 (.745) (7-3 in the last 10 meetings)
  • Kentucky’s record playing on January 7th: 15-3 (.833) (8-2 in the last 10 meetings)
  • Kentucky’s longest win streak against South Carolina: 12 games (1/13/1998 to 2/2/2002)
  • Kentucky’s longest losing streak against South Carolina: 3 games (1/31/2009 to 1/26/2010)
  • Kentucky’s most points scored against South Carolina: 126 (12/10/1979)
  • South Carolina’s most points scored against Kentucky: 89 (2/7/2007)
  • Kentucky’s fewest points scored against South Carolina: 38 (2/2/1933)
  • South Carolina’s fewest points scored against Kentucky: 25 (12/22/1941)
  • Kentucky’s largest margin of victory against South Carolina: 45 points (12/10/1979)
  • Kentucky’s smallest margin of victory against South Carolina: 1 point (2/7/2004, 1/12/2002)
  • South Carolina’s largest margin of victory against Kentucky: 18 points (2/25/2009)
  • South Carolina’s smallest margin of victory against Kentucky: 1 point (1/31/2009, 3/5/1994)
  • Kentucky’s most points scored in a loss against South Carolina: 79 (2/4/1997)
  • Kentucky’s fewest points scored in a win against South Carolina: 44 (1/10/1933)
  • South Carolina’s most points scored in a loss against Kentucky: 89 (2/7/2007)
  • South Carolina’s fewest points scored in a win against Kentucky: 44 (2/2/1933)
  • Most combined points scored in a Kentucky/South Carolina game: 207 (12/10/1979)
  • Fewest combined points scored in a Kentucky/South Carolina game: 80 (1/10/1933)

Neighborhood Block Watch

Anthony Davis

  • 3 blocks vs. Arkansas-Little Rock
  • 67 blocks this season (tied with Melvin Turpin (1981-1982), Perry Stevenson (2008-2009), and DeMarcus Cousins (2009-2010) for 10th most blocked shots in a single season in school history)
  • Needs 3 blocks to tie Randolph Morris (2006-2007) and Patrick Patterson (2008-2009) for 8th most blocked shots in a single season in school history
  • On pace to break single-season school blocked shots record on 1/17/2012 against Arkansas

1,000 Point Club Watch

Darius Miller

  • 15 points vs. Arkansas-Little Rock
  • 1,010 career points (56th place all-time in school history)
  • Needs 3 points to tie Ron Mercer for 55th place all-time in school history

Terrence Jones

  • 10 points vs. Arkansas-Little Rock
  • 740 career points (92nd place all-time in school history)
  • Needs 17 points to tie Ted Deeken for 91st place all-time in school history

Doron Lamb

  • 9 points vs. Arkansas-Little Rock
  • 693 career points (103rd place all-time in school history)
  • Needs 3 points to tie John Crigler for 102nd place all-time in school history

Rankings

RPI (As Of January 6th)

  • Kentucky: 9th
  • Kentucky’s Strength Of Schedule: 58th
  • South Carolina: 189th
  • South Carolina’s Strength Of Schedule: 191st

Sagarin Ratings (As Of January 5th)

  • Kentucky: 2nd
  • South Carolina: 145th

Pomeroy Ratings (As Of January 6th)

  • Kentucky: 3rd
  • South Carolina: 117th

Team-By-Team Statistical Comparison (Ranking Out Of 345 Division I Teams) (As Of January 5th)

  • Scoring Offense: Kentucky – 81 ppg (13th) South Carolina – 64.4 ppg (244th)
  • Scoring Defense: Kentucky – 58.7 ppg (30th) South Carolina – 60.5 ppg (47th)
  • Scoring Margin: Kentucky – +22.3 ppg (3rd) South Carolina – +3.9 ppg (149th)
  • Field-Goal Percentage: Kentucky – 48.5% (23rd) South Carolina – 43% (188th)
  • Field-Goal Percentage Defense: Kentucky – 34.7% (1st) South Carolina – 42% (152nd)
  • 3-Point Field-Goals Made Per Game: Kentucky – 5.9 (202nd) South Carolina – 6.6 (134th)
  • 3-Point Field-Goal Percentage: Kentucky – 36.4% (100th) South Carolina – 34.5% (153rd)
  • 3-Point Field-Goal Percentage Defense: Kentucky – 31% (75th) South Carolina – 37.4% (295th)
  • Free-Throw Percentage: Kentucky – 70.9% (100th) South Carolina – 68.8% (160th)
  • Rebound Margin: Kentucky – +9.5 rpg (8th) South Carolina – +1.4 rpg (154th)
  • Assists Per Game: Kentucky – 14.3 (82nd) South Carolina – 10.9 (295th)
  • Assist-To-Turnover Ratio: Kentucky – 1.05:1 (94th) South Carolina – .83:1 (239th)
  • Blocked Shots Per Game: Kentucky – 9.4 (1st) South Carolina – 5.6 (23rd)
  • Steals Per Game: Kentucky – 6.9 (167th) South Carolina – 7 (150th)
  • Turnovers Per Game: Kentucky – 13.6 (142nd) South Carolina – 13.1 (100th)
  • Turnover Margin: Kentucky – +.6 topg (158th) South Carolina – +1.4 topg (114th)
  • Personal Fouls Per Game: Kentucky – 15.6 (24th) South Carolina – 17.9 (138th)

Individual Players In The Division I Top 100 (As Of January 5th)

  • Free-Throw Percentage: Doron Lamb, Kentucky – 83.1% (90th)
  • Rebounds Per Game: Anthony Davis, Kentucky – 10.6 (13th), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky – 7.9 (94th)
  • Assists Per Game: Marquis Teague, Kentucky – 4.5 (91st)
  • Blocked Shots Per Game: Anthony Davis, Kentucky – 4.5 (2nd), Damontre Harris, South Carolina – 2.1 (44th), Terrence Jones, Kentucky – 1.9 (60th)
  • Steals Per Game: Malik Cooke, South Carolina – 2 (52nd)
  • Double-Doubles: Anthony Davis, Kentucky – 8 (10th)

Kentucky Individual Game Records vs. South Carolina

  • Points: 35, Joe Crawford (3/5/2008)
  • Rebounds: 17, Jared Prickett (1/26/1994)
  • Assists: 12, Anthony Epps (2/1/1995) and Allen Edwards (1/13/1998)
  • Steals: 5, Anthony Epps (2/1/1995)
  • Blocks: 4, Sam Bowie (12/10/1979), Jamaal Magloire (2/28/1998), Jamaal Magloire (2/5/2000), Perry Stevenson (1/31/2009), and Patrick Patterson (2/25/2010)
  • Field Goals Made: 14, Jack Givens (12/13/1976) and Jamal Mashburn (1/4/1992)
  • 3-Point Field Goals Made: 6, Jeff Brassow (1/26/1994), Tony Delk (1/7/1995), Tony Delk (1/3/1996), Jeff Sheppard (2/28/1998), Patrick Sparks (2/18/2006), and Darius Miller (2/19/2011)
  • Free-Throws Made: 11, Rick Robey (12/12/1977), Jamaal Magloire (2/5/2000), and Joe Crawford (3/5/2008)

South Carolina Individual Game Records vs. Kentucky

  • Points: 36, Tre’ Kelly (2/7/2007)
  • Rebounds: 14, Edmond Wilson (1/23/1993)
  • Assists: 9, Carey Rich (3/5/1994)
  • Steals: 5, Chris Leso (2/26/1992), Chuck Eidson (1/15/2000), Chuck Eidson (2/2/2002), and Devan Downey (2/25/2009)
  • Blocks: 7, Sam Muldrow (2/25/2009)
  • Field-Goals Made: 13, Tre’ Kelly (2/7/2007)
  • 3-Point Field-Goals Made: 6, Chuck Eidson (2/2/2002)
  • Free-Throws Made: 13, B. J. McKie (3/2/1997)

Topics: Inside The Numbers Kentucky Wildcats South Carolina Gamecocks Basketball

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