Kentucky Wildcat Season Stat Update

The Kentucky Wildcats have six players averaging double figures this year, with a seventh player at 7.4 points per game knocking at the door.

Despite scoring only nine points today against Loyola, Doron Lamb continues to lead the team in scoring at 16.1 points per game. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who began the season off the bench, has creeped into second at 13.1 points per game, while injured Terrence Jones is just behind at 12.4.

Anthony Davis is the fourth leading scorer at 11.8 ppg, with Marquis Teague at 10.9, and Darius Miller is averaging 10.2 points off the bench to found out the six players averaging double figures.

Freshman Kyle Wiltjer erupted for a career-high 24 points today off the bench, and has moved within striking distance of being UK's seventh double-digit scorer, now at 7.4 points per game. He would have to average almost 20 points a game for the next three games to make the mark quickly.

Cats have three players averaging more than four rebounds a game, led by Davis at 10.0. Kidd-Gilchrist is next at 6.9, while Jones chips in 6.2 per contest.

The news has been mostly good this season from long-distance, as the Cats are shooting 36.7% from 3-point range. Five players are shooting at a rate of 33.3% or better, led by Lamb (50% on 26-52), Jones (47.1%), Kidd-Gilchrist (35%), Wiltjer (34.4%) and Teague (33.3%). Perhaps surprisingly, Miller is shooting a woeful 26.2% on the season, although he has shown signs recently of improvement.

Wildcats are an average free throw shooting team, hitting 69.2% as a squad. At crunch time, the stats would tell us that we'd like to see the ball in Lamb's hands (83.7%), or with Wiltjer(82.4), or Kidd-Gilchrist (76.9). The odds aren't bad with Miller (70.8) or Jones (68.3), but we don't want to see the foul coming to Davis (58.7%) or Teague (60.6%). Davis and Teague each shot 5-6 from the charity stripe today to improve their numbers, and possibly show a sign of good things to come.

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