Was trying to enjoy some mindless chatter on ESPN, but Joe Lunardi ruined it real quick:
Kentucky, which figures to leapfrog the Orange in the polls, remains No. 2 where it counts. Both teams have one loss, but ‘Cuse has it all over the Wildcats in every meaningful category.
A closer look at the stats at the time he wrote this:
- Kentucky is ranked 18th in Points Per Game, Syracuse 22nd, count that one for Kentucky.
- Kentucky is ranked 11th in Rebounds Per game, Syracuse an abysmal 114th, count that one for Kentucky.
- Syracuse is ranked 9th in Assists per game, Kentucky 142nd, count that one for Syracuse.
- Kentucky is ranked 18th in Field Goal Percentage per game, Syracuse 30th. Count that one for Kentucky.
- Kentucky has beaten 3 Top 25 teams, Syracuse 2. Count that one for Kentucky.
- Kentucky’s only loss is to a team now ranked 13th. Syracuse’s only loss to a team with eight losses and not even close to being ranked. Give that one to Kentucky.
No clue what his idea of a meaningful category is. He doesn’t say. He wouldn’t have to look very far to find mine tho, they’re on the same web page as his article.
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