Kentucky vs. Louisville: By the numbers

This is the highest both teams have been rated when they’ve met in the annual series with No. 7 Louisville and No. 9 Kentucky.

The Cats play the Cardinals on Sunday at 6 p.m. on ESPNU. Here are some comparative numbers to get you in the spirit:


Louisville Category Kentucky
8-0 Overall record 5-1
.470 FG% .435
.331 3pt FG% .329
.655 FT% .626
.354 Opp FG% .358
.273 Opp 3FG% .329
41.4 Reb Avg. 43.3
+10.1 Reb. Margin +9.3
16.1 Assists/game 15.5
17 TO/game 16.8
12 Steals/game 14.7
3.3 Blocks/game 6.2
74.6 Points per game 81.0
50.8 Points allowed per game 50.8
+23.9 Scoring margin +30.2

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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