Notes from Saturday:
-Jodie Meeks passed the 1,000 point barrier, pushing him to 52nd on the all-time scoring list. Patrick Patterson is 73rd. Perry Stevenson is 135th, Ramon Harris is 211th, Michael Porter is 225th, Deandre Liggins is 248th, Josh Harrelson is 261st, and Darius Miller is 267th.
-Meeks already has the 12th best scoring season in UK history, and if he only averages 20 ppg for the final 6 games, he will have the 2nd highest scoring season.
-Meeks now has 3 of the top 8 single game scoring performances in UK history.
1. Kentucky’s RPI has jumped to 58 now, putting them back into the upper bubble. If the tournament started today, they would almost certainly make it as a 9-11 seed. And for those of you not familiar with the RPI, ROAD WINS and avoiding home losses are huge. That is why beating Arkansas on the road actually helped the Cats RPI more than beating Florida at home. It also means a win at Vandy Tuesday could jump them into the low 50’s.
2. Jody Demling wrote a good article yesterday about the pipeline running from Lagrange, GA to the UK football program. Also, he points out some big props for a female basketball recruit coming to UK.
3. After the recent “was that real?” interview with Joaquin Pheonix, another website produced 9 of the most awkward Letterman interviews. Some really funny stuff in there.
5. What was worse?