Geeks: Wisconsin vs. Kentucky preview
As the lone Big Ten team still standing, Wisconsin has finally broken through for its first Final Four under Bo Ryan. Can the Badgers keep it going? We’ll find out Saturday night as Wisconsin will take on Kentucky in a national semifinal.
In a lot of ways, Kentucky looks like a better version of a team that Wisconsin recently dismantled: Baylor.
Don’t believe me? Check out how Kentucky and Baylor compare on the offensive end when it comes to the Four Factors.
I’ve assigned a relative strength rating for each factor by subtracting the team’s national rank in that factor from 351, which is the number of teams included in KenPom’s rankings. The height of the column corresponds to how high the team ranked nationally in that factor.
Just like Baylor, Kentucky’s offense relies heavily on offensive rebounds and free throws to compensate for mediocre shooting and turnover avoidance.
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