Wednesday, January 14, 2009

UK at Tennessee

I can't believe that UK made it through the first half with only 7 turnovers. Turnovers have been the biggest problem with this team all year. When they protect the ball and make good passes, they are a really good team. It was a all Meeks in the first half. Draining threes and creating plays. UT made a good effort in the last few minutes of the half to pull within 4.

Just curious, does everyone on the Tennessee squad wear headbands?

Second half. Meeks continues to produce. Gets his season average within the first few minutes of the half. But cools off a bit down the stretch. Kentucky seems like they are fouling UT every other time they come down the floor. That gets Patterson and Stevenson into foul trouble with a lot of clock left. Kentucky coughes up another 8 turnovers this half. UT starts hitting some free throws and manages to bring it to a single digit lead. Then Meeks decided that he wasn't going to let that happen. Final score UK 90 UT 72

Holy crap! Jodie Meeks sets a University of Kentucky record from outside the arch with 10 made. Scores a total of 54 points. That's the most points ever scored by a UK player in a single game. But I have to say, Issell did it without the 3-point shot. That's gotta sting just a wee bit, Nazh. I would have preferred that he'd had this game against Louisville but I'll take it against UT. ;)

Honestly though, how do you beat a team when just one player scores over 54 points?