How do UofL and UK outscore teams?

Kentucky and Louisville both had pretty darn good years in 2013-14. Kentucky played for the national title, and Louisville outscored teams by 20 points per game on average on their way to a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament, and a #1 rating at Both teams outscored their opponents on average, but they did so using distinctly different playing styles.

Nearly every TV broadcast of a college basketball game starts with the announcers unveiling their wisdom in the form of “keys to the game”. These usually take the form of clichés like “take care of the ball”, “win the free throw battle”, and “get hot from 3”. I want to find out the truth…what were the keys to the game for UK and UofL in 2013-14?

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