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Ten Years Ago Today: Meeks drops 54 in win over Tennessee; Sets New School Record


Ten years ago today, on a Tuesday night in Knoxville, Jodie Meeks cemented himself in Kentucky Basketball history with a 54 point outburst in a 90-72 blowout win over Tennessee.

Meeks was 15/22 from the field and an unbelievable 10/15 from beyond the arc. This goes without mentioning going a perfect 14/14 from the charity stripe, pulling down 8 rebounds and dishing out 4 assists.

I remember listening to Tom Leach’s call on the radio on the edge of my seat with how hot Meeks was. This performance will go down as the best single game performance in Kentucky Basketball history and is what some call the one shining moment of the Billy Gillespie era.

Going into the game, Tennessee had a 16 game SEC home winning streak, but that was quickly put to bed behind the amazing performance from Meeks.

At the start of SportsCenter that night, Scott Van Pelt said that usually they lead with LeBron, Kobe or Wade, but that night it was all for the former Cat. Here is their feature right after that game:

Or if you’re more into seeing all of his shots in less than a minute with Tom Leach’s calls, you can see that here:

We may never see a performance quite like this again. It is crazy to think it has been ten years.

Article written by Sam Gormley

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18 responses to “Ten Years Ago Today: Meeks drops 54 in win over Tennessee; Sets New School Record”

  1. BluejayK

    Those shorts.. lol… how long before they come back in style?

  2. krautdog

    Yeah – and if he would have [email protected] for his senior season, he would have been a lottery pick & made twice as much money and UK would have had another NCAA Championship. All we were lacking in Calipari’s first year was a 3 point shooter.

    1. catsarerunnin

      So you’re a glass half empty kinda guy huh?

  3. BluejayK

    I wonder with his hindsight vision being 20/20 , if he could do it again, would he have come back? I believe he would, because at that age being a grown ass man looks so appealing, but then you realize those college age years are precious, and usually the last of the good ole’ days. I have no doubt we would have cut the nets had he come back

  4. UKfanman01

    Wish he’d have stayed and played with Wall n Co

  5. No more excuses cal

    10 years ago today we had a coach that was out of touch with the program and fans he was all about himself and refused to change we have the same problem today are you listening

    1. tncatrn

      Disagree completely.

    2. Skooms

      Yeah THAT coach also lost to VMI, Gardner Webb, made players take the equipment truck back to campus, and couldn’t win a single game in the NCAA Tournament. So ummmmm how exactly does that compare with Cal? Oh and the players HATED BCG.

    3. BBNDan7

      That’s it. This is the stupidest thing I’ve seen this month.

    4. UK Maine-iac

      There’s stupid and then there’s this post. If you’re seriously comparing Cal to BCG, you are either a terrible troll, or you may need to switch to another sport. Basketball isn’t your thing.

  6. BigolBlue

    10 years wow. Jodie could ball. Was in person when he put up 46 vs app st in freedom hall

    1. No more excuses cal

      Right on

  7. bigblue2284

    Speaking of UT they are going to abuse this UK team. Look for Washington to pull his typical disappearing act.

    1. catsarerunnin

      When will you pull yours?

    2. Skooms

      We can only hope it’s soon.

    3. BigolBlue

      No doubt its gonna be scary. They are the team in the sec now. Yes i know they lost to uk in sec title game, but they beat us twice and have been overall the superior team.

  8. henderblue

    Looking forward to a disappearing act from bigblueidiot2284 and BigolBluedumbass…

  9. UK Fan In Nashville

    Well. Now I feel old.