|Florida's Kenny Boynton is slumping from beyond the arc so far this season. (US Presswire)|
Here are five key numbers in the SEC as we near the end of nonconference play:
1. 4: 3-pointers made by Florida's Kenny Boynton in his last 32 tries. The senior guard hit a career-high 40.7 percent from beyond the arc last season, but is making 27.9 percent (17 of 61) this season. Boynton went 1 of 5 on 3-pointers in the Gators' 67-61 loss to Kansas State last Saturday.
2. 57.4: Laurence Bowers' shooting percentage. The 6-8 Missouri senior missed last season with a knee injury and returned with a better all-around game. The reigning SEC player of the week leads the seventh-ranked Tigers in scoring (16.9) and shooting percentage and is second in rebounding (6.7). He's hitting 56.5 percent from 3-point range. “He's the truth -- he can do it all,” teammate Alex Oriakhi told the Post-Dispatch.
3. 0: Rick Pitino's wins over Kentucky, in four tries, since he took over as Louisville coach. The Wildcats beat the Cardinals twice last season, including 69-61 in the Final Four. But Kentucky will be a decided underdog to No. 4 Louisville when the in-state rivalry resumes Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center.
4. 17: Chris Denson's scoring average since he became eligible for Auburn four games ago. The junior guard is shooting 57.5 percent from the field and grabbing four rebounds per game. But leading scorer Frankie Sullivan (16.9) has been mired in a 4-for-23 slump since Denson joined the lineup.
5. 5: Number of times in the past six games that Tennessee held its opponent under 60 points. The Volunteers (7-3) have held every opponent this season under 70 points, the longest such streak in program history since 1995-96.
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