Tennessee Volunteers at Kansas Jayhawks: stat comparison

Keys to the game

Tennessee's scoring offense vs. Kansas' scoring defense. The Vols rank 8th in the nation in scoring offense, netting an average of 84.1 points per game. The Jayhawks, though, rank 66th in the nation in scoring defense, holding opponents to an average of 61.8 points per contest.

Kansas' scoring offense vs. Tennessee's scoring defense. Kansas scores an average of 79.9 points per game, and Tennessee gives up an average of 73.2 points per game.Their ranking? 26. Our ranking? 267th. Uh-oh. Expect the Jayhawks to score more than their average and Tennessee to score fewer than theirs. Both teams in the 80s? Kansas in the 80s and Tennessee in the 70s?

Apparent advantages

Kansas advantages. Scoring defense, scoring margin, FG% defense, FT%, blocks, steals, turnover margin.

Tennessee advantages. Scoring offense, three-point FGs, three-point FG defense, assists.

Pushes. FG%, rebound margin.

Kansas players to watch

Sophomore center Cole Aldrich. Aldrich leads the team in FG% (59.6%), FT% ( 87.2%), rebounds (10.5 per game), and blocks (2.6 per game). He's ranked nationally in each of those categories at 22, 33, 15, and 20, respectively.

Junior guard Sherron Collins. Collins leads the team in points (18 per game), assists (4.9 per game), and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.96).

 

KEY STATS COMPARISON
Tennessee logo
Kansas logo
Category
Rank
Actual
Rank
Actual
Scoring Offense
8
84.1
26
79.9
Scoring Defense
267
73.2
66
61.8
Scoring Margin
60
10.9
17
18.1
Field-Goal Percentage
62
47.1
59
47.1
Field-Goal Percentage Defense
180
43.0
21
37.2
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game
128
6.7
170
6.2
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage
204
32.4
125
35.4
Three Pt FG Defense
144
0.329
246
0.359
Free-Throw Percentage
128
69.7
51
72.8
Rebound Margin
13
9.7
12
9.9
Assists Per Game
10
18.3
22
17.4
Assist Turnover Ratio
43
1.2
30
1.25
Blocked Shots Per Game
148
3.4
37
5.1
Steals Per Game
158
7.0
58
8.5
Turnovers Per Game
217
15.3
126
13.9
Turnover Margin
199
-0.6
78
2.5
Personal Fouls Per Game
303
21.4
227
19.7
 
PLAYERS TO WATCH Tennessee logo
Kansas logo
Category Player Rank Actual Player Rank Actual
Points PG Tyler Smith
100
17.6
Sherron Collins
82
18.0
FG%  
Cole Aldrich
22
59.6
3-Point FG PG  
 
3-Point FG%  
 
FT %  
Cole Aldrich
33
87.2
Rebounds PG Wayne Chism
97
7.9
Cole Aldrich
15
10.5
Assists PG Bobby Maze
82
4.7
Sherron Collins
73
4.9
Blocks PG  
Cole Aldrich
20
2.6
Steals PG  
 
Assist-TO
Ratio
Bobby Maze
26
2.76
Sherron Collins
91
1.96
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