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BOZICH | Finals Week quiz for fans of Cards, Cats, Hoosiers

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – No Kentucky, Louisville or Indiana basketball games until Saturday. This is the week of the season when games are reduced and exams are increased.

I hope you've been paying attention. It's time to test your knowledge of the local college basketball scene.

1. Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell is averaging 17 points and 10.4 rebounds. Name the last Louisville player to average a double-double for an entire season.

A. Pervis Ellison, 1989.

B. Clifford Rozier, 1994.

C. Samaki Walker, 1996.

2. Western Kentucky plays host to Louisville Saturday in Diddle Arena. If the Cards win, they'll finally pull even in the rivalry at 39 wins each. But the last WKU coach to beat U of L was:

A. Darrin Horn, 2007-08.

B. Ralph Willard, 1992-93.

C. Ken McDonald, 2008-09.

3. John Calipari's commitment to sharing minutes at Kentucky is genuine. Nine of his players are averaging at least 18 minutes per game. Willie Cauley-Stein leads the Wildcats in scoring at 10.7 points per game.

The last time UK did not finish the season with a player averaging 11 points per game was:

A. Alex Groza, 1947.

B. Rajon Rondo, 2006.

C. Jeff Sheppard, 1998.

4. Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 19.2 points per game, tops among all freshmen in the country. How many IU freshmen have averaged as many points as Blackmon?

A. One -- Eric Gordon, 2007-08.

B. Two – Gordon and Isiah Thomas (1979-80).

C. Three – Gordon, Thomas and George McGinnis (1970-71).

5. When Louisville rolls into Diddle Arena Saturday, the Cards will be hunting their 10th victory. The last Louisville team to start the season with 10 consecutive victories was:

A. The 1980 NCAA champions.

B. The 1986 NCAA champions.

C. The 2012 NCAA Final Four team.

6. Yogi Ferrell, Indiana's junior guard, has scored 983 points for the Hoosiers, positioning Ferrell to join the 1,000-point club when Indiana plays Butler Saturday in Indianapolis.

Who is the first player in the 1,000-point Ferrell can overtake?

A. Tom Van Arsdale.

B. Jay Edwards.

C. Jared Jeffries.

7. Kentucky center Dakari Johnson is making 62.7 percent of his shots, and teammate Willie Cauley-Stein has been nearly as effective, making 62.3 percent of his field-goal attempts.

The UK all-time leader for field-goal percentage in one season is:

A. Rick Robey, 1978.

B. Michael Bradley, 1999.

C. Marquis Estill, 2002.

8. After nine games, Rick Pitino's Louisville team has 128 turnovers and 117 assists. The last Louisville team to have more turnovers than assists over an entire season was:

A. The 2012 Cardinals.

B. Denny Crum's final team in 2001.

C. It has never happened.

9. In the latest offensive and defensive efficiency ratings by Ken Pomeroy, Kentucky ranks third on offense, second on defense. The last college basketball team to rank in the top five in both categories was:

A. Wisconsin, last season.

B. Louisville, 2013

C. Kentucky, 2012.

10. Blackmon is not the only Indiana freshman averaging double figures. Robert Johnson is scoring 10.1 points per game. What percentage of the Hoosiers' points are coming from freshmen?

A. 27.1

B. 38.9

C. 46.3

11. Kentucky is ranked first in the AP college basketball poll, and the Cardinals sit at number four. If the ratings hold until Dec. 27 when the teams meet at the KFC Yum! Center, it would be the first time the teams played while ranked in the top five since:

A. Last season.

B. 2011-12.

C. 1983-84.

Answers:

1. Clifford Rozier was a double-double machine for the Cards, averaging 10.9 rebounds and then 11.1 during the two seasons he played for Denny Crum.

2. The Toppers defeated Louisville in Nashville, 68-54, on Nov. 30, 2008, McDonald's first season as the WKU coach.

3. Rondo led UK in scoring in 2006 at 11.2 points per game. Sheppard averaged 13.7 for the 1998 NCAA champs. Groza led the 1947 Wildcats at 10.6 ppg.

4. Gordon averaged 20.9 as a freshman. Thomas only averaged 14.6. Freshmen were not eligible to play during McGinnis' career.

5. Louisville won its first 12 to start the 2011-12 season, before losing back-to-back games to Georgetown and Kentucky.

6. The first player Ferrell can overtake in the 1,000-point club is Jeffries, who scored 1,008 points in two seasons at IU.

7. Michael Bradley set the record at 65.7 before bolting for Villanova.

8. The 2012 U of L team finished with 30 more turnovers than assists.

9. The Cards' 2013 NCAA champs ranked fourth in offensive efficiency and third on defense.

10. Tom Crean's first-year players have scored 40.7 of the 88 points the Hoosiers are averaging for 46.3 percent of IU's points.

11. When the Cards and Wildcats met in Rupp Arena three seasons ago, UK was ranked third and U of L fourth.

SCORING:

11 – You're a number one seed, you work for StatSheet or you searched several media guides. (That's OK. I used the media guides, too.)

9-10 – You're awesome, baby.

7-8 – You can pass and shoot, but you really need to work on your rebounding.

5-6 – Keep grinding. You just had an off shooting day.

4 or less – You need practice -- double sessions!

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