Wednesday, January 14

Jodie M3333333333ks

Kentucky’s Jodie Meeks scored more than you last night. Meeks poured in 54 points on his way to school record, shot an incredible 15 of 22 from the field and ended Tennessee’s 16-game home court conference winning streak. He connected on 10 of 15 3-point attempts and was perfect on his fourteen free throw attempts. Despite being the only Wildcat in double figures he still managed to dish out four assists and snagged eight boards. The performance topped a 39-year-old record held by Dan Issel (ESPN analyst Jay Williams joked he had no idea who Issel was, maybe because he’s best known for his work in the NBA). Post-Maravich, the only higher scoring night in the SEC was by LSU’s All-American Chris Jackson in 1989. Meeks's night would've been good enough to top 4 of the top 5 winningest schools single-game scoring records: UNC - Lennie Rosenbluth (39), Kansas - Wilt Chamberlain (50), and Syracuse - Bill Smith (54). Only Duke's Danny Ferry had more points (58) in a game against Miami. For more, Pat Forde has a great piece.

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