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BOZICH | Kentucky vs. Wisconsin -- Tale Of The Tape

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Comparing the Kentucky and Wisconsin programs and teams in 20 different categories. Comparing the Kentucky and Wisconsin programs and teams in 20 different categories.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – It's time for the WDRB Sports Team to depart for Dallas and the 2014 NCAA Final Four. But first, here is some in-flight reading, 20 names, statistics and oddball comparisons of Kentucky and Wisconsin before the Wildcats and Badgers play on Saturday night:

1. PROGRAM ICON

Kentucky – Adolph Rupp, four NCAA titles, 876 victories in 41 seasons.

Wisconsin – Bo Ryan, three Big Ten titles, 13 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, 321 victories.

2.  NBA CRED (CURRENT PLAYERS)

Kentucky 20 (Led by Anthony Davis, John Wall, Tayshaun Prince)

Wisconsin 3 (Devin Harris, Jon Leuer, Greg Stiemsma)

3. NBA CRED (ALL-TIME)

Kentucky 82 players.

Wisconsin  only 22.

4. HIGHEST NBA DRAFT PICK

Kentucky – first (John Wall, 2010; Anthony Davis 2012)

Wisconsin – second (Don Rehfeldt, 1950)

5. ALL-TIME TEAM

Kentucky – Anthony Davis; Ralph Beard; Dan Issel; Jamal Mashburn; Jack Givens (debate expected and encouraged).

Wisconsin – Michael Finley; Devin Harris; Alando Tucker; Brad Sellers; Wes Matthews (Frank Kaminsky pushing for his spot).

6. McDONALD's All-AMERICANS (CURRENT)

Kentucky 7

Wisconsin 0

7. McDONALD'S ALL-AMERICANS (ALL-TIME)

Kentucky 44 (trailing UNC 66, Duke 56)

Wisconsin 2 (Brian Butch, Rashard Griffith)

8. SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS STUD PLAYER TURNED DOWN

Kentucky, Julius Randle – Florida, Kansas, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, Texas

Wisconsin, Frank Kaminsky – Bradley, Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois, Northwestern, DePaul.

9. FIVE-STAR RECRUITS

Kentucky 7

Wisconsin 1 (Sam Dekker)

10. THREE-STAR RECRUITS

Kentucky 2 (Dominique Hawkins, Derek  Willis)

Wisconsin 9 (starters Ben Brust; Josh Gasser; Traevon Jackson; Frank Kaminsky)

11. NCAA TITLES

Kentucky 8 (first 1948, last 2012)

Wisconsin 1 (1941)

12. NCAA FINAL FOURS

Kentucky 16 (trailing only North Carolina 18, UCLA 17)

Wisconsin 3 (1941, 2000, 2014)

13. HOMEGROWN PLAYERS (INCLUDING WALK-ONS)

Kentucky 5

Wisconsin 5

14. HOMEGROWN STARTERS

Kentucky 0

Wisconsin 2 (Dekker, Sheboygan Lutheran; Gasser, Port Washington).

15. BEST WIN (REGULAR SEASON)

Kentucky 73, Louisville 66

Wisconsin 59, Florida 53

16. BEST WIN (NCAA TOURNAMENT)

Kentucky 78, Wichita State 76

Wisconsin 64, Arizona 63 (OT)

17. HAIR-PULLING DEFEAT

South Carolina 72, Kentucky 67

Northwestern 65, Wisconsin 56

18. CALLING CARD

Kentucky, ranks first in nation in offensive rebounding percentage, 42.5

Wisconsin, ranks first in nation in turnovers per game, 8.1

19. RECORD VS. COMMON OPPONENTS

Kentucky 1-5 (beat Michigan; lost three to Florida, once to Michigan State, once to Baylor)

Wisconsin 4-2 (beat Florida and Baylor; split with Michigan State and Michigan.

20. FORGETTABLE MOMENT

Robert Morris 59, Kentucky 57

Wisconsin's 31-game losing streak against Indiana, starting Feb. 28, 1980, ending March 5, 2000.

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