A really heated argument ensued between me and Beisner and Beisner’s mom yesterday about which performance was better: Meeks’ 54 against Tennessee or Meeks’ 45 against Arkansas.
Compare the 2 stat lines:
vs Tennessee: 15-22 FG, 10-15 3PG, 14-14 FT, 8 REB, 4 AST, 1 STL, 1 TO, 54 points
vs Arkansas: 17-24 FG, 7-12 3PG, 4-7 FT, 7 REB, 2 AST, 3 STL, 3 TO, 45 points
Now, I think we can comfortably say that both performances were remarkable. I would only say Prince’s 41 in the NCAA Tournament and Prince against North Carolina can compare over the last decade. But, after watching the game on Saturday, I actually thought Jodie had a better offensive game against Arkansas. Hear me out.
First, if you take out free throws, Jodie scored 40 against Tennessee and 41 against Arkansas. And free throws are important, I get that. But, Jodie can’t help it that the refs didn’t blow the whistle as much against the Hogs.
Second, I thought Jodie created his shots more against Arkansas, where against Tennessee he was basically just pulling up and shooting alot. I thought Arkansas contested Meeks’ shots better than UT did, yet Jodie shot a better percentage Saturday.
And last, Jodie did this without Patrick Patterson. Despite the fact that Arkansas still let him score 45, they had to have a game plan Meeks. THEY JUST HAD TO, OR PELPHREY IS PITIFUL.
I don’t think anybody can actually lose this argument because both games were masterpieces. But, it was just a simple question brought up by a drunk Mrs. Beisner and this ensued. So blame her and her Rays fan son for any fights that may happen.