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BOZICH | Kentucky vs. Wichita State By The Numbers

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John Calipari and Kentucky have more than two advantages against Wichita State today. John Calipari and Kentucky have more than two advantages against Wichita State today.

ST. LOUIS – One final look at the best game on the NCAA Tournament bracket Sunday – Kentucky, the eight-seed vs. Wichita State, the one-seed, in the third round of the Midwest Regional. The game is scheduled to tip at 2:45 p.m. (EDT) from the Scottrade Center.

Some numbers to consider before the game:

RECRUITING STARS (Total roster):

Kentucky 49 – seven 5-stars, two four-stars, two three-stars.

Wichita State 8 – one four-star, two two-stars, nine unranked players.

RECRUITING STARS (Average):

Kentucky: 4.5.

Wichita State: 0.67.

UNRANKED PLAYERS IN STARTING LINEUP:

Kentucky: 0.

Wichita State: 3.

MCDONALD'S ALL-AMERICANS (Current)

Kentucky 7 – Julius Randle, Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Dakari Johnson, James Young, Marcus Lee, Alex Poythress.

Wichita State 0.

MCDONALD'S ALL-AMERICANS ALL TIME

Kentucky -- 44 – first, Clarence Tillman, 1978.

Wichita State -- 2 – Aubrey Sherrod (1981), Antoine Carr (1979).

NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAMS PLAYED THIS SEASON

Kentucky – 8 (Michigan State, Providence, Baylor, Louisville, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Kansas State.)

Wichita State – 5 (Tulsa, BYU, Saint Louis; North Carolina Central, Cal Poly.)

NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAMS BEATEN

Kentucky – 4 (Providence, Louisville, Tennessee, Kansas State)

Wichita State – 5 (Tulsa, BYU, Saint Louis, North Carolina Central, Cal Poly.)

LONGEST WINNING STREAK

Kentucky – 5.

Wichita State – 35.

CURRENT WINNING STREAK

Kentucky – 1.

Wichita State – 35.

BEST NCAA TOURNAMENT FINISH

Kentucky – 8 titles, last in 2012.

Wichita State – Final Four, last season.

LEADING SCORER

Kentucky – Julius Randle, 15.1 ppg.

Wichita State – Cleanathony Early, 16.0.

LEADING REBOUNDER

Kentucky – Julius Randle, 10.7 rpg.

Wichita State – Cleanthony Early, 5.9.

PLAYERS AVERAGING DOUBLE FIGURES

Kentucky – 4 (Randle, James Young, Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison.)

Wichita State – 4 (Early, Ron Baker, Fred VanVleet, Tekele Cotton.)

REBOUNDING DIFFERENTIAL

Kentucky – Plus 9.8.

Wichita State – Plus 7.9.

TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL

Kentucky – plus 1.3.

Wichita State – plus 1.7.

KEN POM RANKING

Kentucky – 14.

Wichita State – 4.

SAGARIN PREDICTOR RANKING:

Kentucky 16.

Wichita State 12.

RPI

Kentucky 17.

Wichita State 4.

POINT SPREAD

Wichita State favored by 4 ½.

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