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Guest post: UK-Michigan State postgame analysis

By RICHARD CHEEKS

Kentucky scored its 69 points in a total of 73 possessions (0.945 ppp) for the game, and Michigan State scored its 48 points on a total of 73 possessions 0.657 ppp).

Kentucky and Michigan State fought on even terms on the Boards, 42-42, and Michigan State won the battle of the offensive glass 12-11.  Kentucky used its 11 second chance possessions to score 13 second chance points, and Michigan State used its 12 second chance possessions to score 8 second chance points.   

Michigan State had an offensive efficiency of 0.548 ppp on its 73 first chance possessions and 0.667 ppp for its 12 second chance possessions. UK had 0.767 ppp on its 73 first chance possessions and 1.182 ppp on its 11 second chance possessions. With respect to the offensive rebounding, UK grabbed 26.8%of its misses as offensive rebounds while Michigan State was able to convert 27.9% of its misses into bonus possessions with offensive rebounds.

UK hit well from the free throw line in this game, making 16-20 [80.0%]. Michigan State made 3-9 [33.3%] for the game. Field goal shooting for UK was 23-61 overall [37.7%] and 7-22 from long range [31.8%]. For Michigan State, their field goal shooting from inside the arc was 15-35 [42.9%] and from long range, Michigan State hit 5-25 [20.0%].

The Cats committed 14 turnovers, one for every 5.2 possessions.  The Cats forced 20 Michigan State turnovers, one for every 3.6 possessions.

Next Game On Schedule: Sunday night in Rupp Arena where the Cats will take on Duquense in the fourth regular season game of the 2016-17 season.

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