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15 Stats You Didn't Realize Kentucky Set This Season

Kentucky fans have to be thrilled at what product has been put out on the court this season by the coaching staff. The team has won 19 of their 23 games, are ranked No. 5 in the country and are contending as National Title favorites.

Well, this season hasn't happened in mild fashion. This roster has been shattering records all season long, and I've put together fifteen different stats that you might've not realized this team accomplished this season.

  1. UK has limited four teams this season to 10% or lower from 3-point range (at Alabama, Texas A&M, North Carolina, Duke)

  2. Kentucky limited Alabama on Feb. 5 to the Crimson Tide's season lows with 55 points, 28.1 percent field-goal percentage and 10 percent on 3-point percentage

  3. Kentucky is the first team ever to defeat both North Carolina and Kansas by at least 18 points in the same season, with both wins being away from Rupp Arena

  4. UK's 18-point margin of victory at Kansas on Jan. 29 was the largest in school history against a top-five opponent in a true road game

  5. UK earned an overtime win over Mississippi State on Jan. 25. It marked the fourth straight win in an overtime game for the Wildcats. UK improved to 63-49 in such games

  6. On Jan. 19, Texas A&M shot 4.5% from 3-point range (1 of 22) which marked UK's best 3-point field-goal percentage defense ever in a game in which the opponent attempted at least 20 3-pointers

  7. Kentucky's 107 points against Tennessee on Jan. 15 were the most for UK against an AP Top 25 ranked team since scoring 107 against Vanderbilt on Jan. 4, 1994. It was the most points Tennessee had yielded in 15 years

  8. Kentucky made 38 of 56 from the floor, 67.9% against the Volunteers. That marked the highest field-goal percentage in any game at UK under John Calipari

  9. UK became the first team to post a 60-60-90 shooting line in an SEC conference game over the last 25 seasons against Tennessee

  10. The Wildcats became only the second team in the nation this season to shoot at least 65% and 60% from 3 vs. a Division I opponent when it turned the trick vs. Tennessee. It had only happened six times in SEC play since 1996-97 and only five times vs. a ranked foe since 1996-97

  11. The Wildcats have scored 90 or more in six games this season, the most since having six such games in 2017-18

  12. Kentucky held High Point to just 48 points on Dec. 31. It was the fewest points UK has allowed since holding Morehead State to 45 points on Nov. 25, 2020

  13. With 95 points against Western Kentucky and 98 against North Carolina, Kentucky scored 95 points in consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 29, 2016, and Jan. 3 and 7, 2017, when the Wildcats scored at least 95 against Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Arkansas, respectively

  14. Kentucky dominated the boards 53-17 for a plus-36 margin against Ohio on Nov. 19. It marked the largest rebounding margin of the Calipari era, surpassing a plus-31 margin vs. NJIT on Nov. 14, 2015. It marked the largest rebounding margin since the Wildcats outrebounded Vanderbilt by 39 (57-18) on Jan. 3, 1998

  15. Kentucky reached the 100-point mark with 100 points in a win over Robert Morris on Nov. 12. It was the first time UK had hit the century mark since scoring 107 vs. UIC on Nov. 26, 2017

These numbers are truly impressive. They're starting to join elite category of Kentucky teams to ever be assembled. The lights are shining directly through the rafters of Rupp Arena and for the first time in a really long time, I feel confident in saying that this team has a legit chance to put up number nine in March.

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