No. 10 Kentucky (7-1) vs. Notre-Dame (3-4)
Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Notre Dame, Indiana; Saturday, 5:15 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 10 Kentucky visits Notre Dame in a non-conference showdown. Kentucky beat Southern by 12 at home on Tuesday, while Notre Dame fell to Boston College on the road last week, 73-57.
LEADING THE WAY: Oscar Tshiebwe is averaging 15.3 points and 15.4 rebounds to lead the charge for the Wildcats. TyTy Washington Jr. is also a major contributor, now averaging 14.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. The Fighting Irish were led by Dane Goodwin, who is averaging 14.3 points and 5.4 rebounds. DOMINANT DANE: Goodwin has made 41.7% of the 36 3-pointers he has taken and has gone up to 5 for 15 in his last three games. He’s also managed 93.8% of his free throws this season.
ASSIST RATIOS: The Wildcats have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Irish. Notre Dame has tallied 38 of 68 field goals (55.9%) in its three previous outings, while Kentucky has collected assists on 57 of 96 field goals (59.4%) over the course of his last three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Kentucky is ranked first among the Division I teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 48.2%. The Wildcats are averaging 16.8 offensive rebounds per game and 18.3 per game in their last three games.