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Three years ago today…

January 13, 2009.

Kentucky 90, Tennessee 72.

Jodie Meeks.

A school record 10 three-pointers.

14-14 at the line.

“Fifty.”

A school record 54 points.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

27 Comments for Three years ago today…



  1. iWantToBeTheDrewFranklin
    6:08 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    “That’s fifty, bitch.”



  2. Biglaw Dawgin'
    6:09 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    When Meeks mouthed “Fifty” to whoever it was on UT’s team who was still talking trash at that point, that was just classic.



  3. ukfan4 life
    6:18 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    “witness”



  4. Goose
    6:23 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    Never. Gets. Old



  5. CatFaninBuffalo
    6:31 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    He was shooting too much. Pass the ball Jodie!



  6. mgcat
    6:37 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    This is not the University of Jodie Meeks.



  7. james
    6:41 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    (2) i think it was bobby maze, but i’m not sure. i think this was also the season where maze made the “tennessee is a ferrari, kentucky is a range rover” comment



  8. TampaCat
    7:08 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    He was just being “Meek”s about his record day as a CAT!



  9. Anthony Davis Has A Posse
    7:16 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    There will never be a better STFU moment in sports than Jodie Meeks to Maze – “That’s Fifty.”

    Even Deandre Liggins telling WVU to “Do the John Wall now” and Boogie telling MSU fans to “Call Me” think that is cold blooded.



  10. Billy Clyde
    7:17 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    probably the best performance of the BG error and he tried to stop it ! THIS IS NOT THE UNIVERSITY OF JODIE MEEKS !!!



  11. NashBlue
    7:21 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    Ditto #4



  12. Jaded
    7:24 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    Just reminds me of Gillispie. What a pathetic memory.



  13. Coach P.
    7:28 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    9. No. When Mrs Karen yelled :15 at me as I dribbled down my pants leg, that was a STFU moment. Epic.



  14. Calipari'sInYourEar
    7:29 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    Great game!

    Then left for money.

    Booo! Well, boo because WE would have had a title in 2009-2010 had you come back Mr. Meeks. You’d also probably be earning an extra 500,000 a year had you stayed (because you would have been drafted higher with those results).

    Using resources and enriching resources. Big difference IMO.



  15. Jaded
    7:38 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    14) Bledsoe would have got the bulk of the minutes played even if Meeks came back for another year.



  16. Calipari'sInYourEar
    7:54 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    #15 – Jaded – That’s an opinion. A fact is that we would have had more perimeter depth, something we lacked, and eventually led to our loss to West Virginia in the tourny.

    Meeks was a worker. He would have gotten his minutes. It’s not like the Miller/MKG scenario. MKG is being talked about as the #1 pick. Bledsoe was not MKG, and Meeks was more aggressive than Miller.

    Plus with Cal’s system, you could have Wall, Bledsoe, and Meeks on the court at the same time. Patterson and Cousins as 4 and 5. Miller/Dodson/Liggins shared the 3 that year and it was our weakspot (along with depth at the 2)… both that add to a lack of perimeter firepower (what Meeks would have brought).

    That teams roster and minutes…
    http://www.bigbluehistory.net/bb/statistics/stat2009-10.html



  17. Johnny
    7:58 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    15) not sure if serious…



  18. Jaded
    8:24 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    (16 We lost to WVU, not because of our stone cold outside shooting that game, that is the common perception.. but because of a pathetic defensive performance that allowed them layup after layup. Meeks is a streaky shooter and he may have been off for that game too. It’s all speculation, but thanks. I like your take on things.



  19. UK Rifle >>> WVU Rifle
    8:30 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    ATTN : DREW FRANKLIN

    I know we beat the Vols yesterday, and we will beat them again tomorrow, but can we get a shout out for the UK Rifle Team?

    Right now they are 7-0 and 3-0 in conference and ranked #3. Tomorrow they will be at West Point to face #4 Army and a little love from KSR and BBN would be nice for an important road trip. Thanks guys.



  20. Calipari'sInYourEar
    8:44 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    #18 – jaded – Meeks is a streaky shooter. All the more reason to have more depth at the shooting guard.

    When you have a deep and formidable perimeter presence, the likelyhood of all your shooters going cold during the length of an entire game is les likely.

    One of the reasons I think UK’s team this year has a good chance. We have guys who can drain the 3 (Lamb, Miller, Wiltjer) and others that can shoot it if needed (Jones, Teague). To be frank, I would be satisfied if Jones or Teague never shot another one.

    I appreciate your position, however this boxscore contradict the assertion that outside shooting played an insignificant role in UK’s loss to West Virginia in the 2010 NCAA tournament.

    http://espn.go.com/ncb/boxscore?gameId=300860096

    Kentucky shot 4-32 (12.5%) for the game. UK’s defense held West Virgina to 20-52 (38.5%) FG. They hit some layups. But it’s not the only reason we lost the game IMO.

    UK 3Pt shooting in that game…
    Eric Bledsoe 0-5
    Darius Miller 0-4
    Patrick Patterson 0-4
    Deandre Liggins 1-5
    John Wall – 1-5
    Darnell Dodson 2-9

    Sorry, but that’s the stat line of a team searching for someone who can knock down the outside shot. If you had a Meeks (or even a Lamb) on that team, they win.

    There are basketball players, and there are shooters. Plain and simple to me.



  21. centralkycat
    9:13 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    If Meeks stays, we go undefeated and win #8. No bones about it.



  22. Anthony Davis Has A Posse
    10:22 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    FYI, Jodie dropped 26 tonight on 10/11 shooting. 6/7 from three. Kid loves some January 13th.



  23. FurdTurgason
    11:41 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    If Meeks came back, the positives would have been veteran presence at the guard position, free throw shooting (HUGE) and outside shooting. The negative might have been team chemistry. Only so many shots to go around. Would Meeks and Cousins have been able to get along?



  24. AJ
    11:55 pm January 13, 2012 Permalink

    “This is Kentucky, it’s not Jodie Meeks. He’s a very good player…”



  25. Mike
    8:26 am January 14, 2012 Permalink

    I was there on the second row. Needless to say the UT fans hated me that day!



  26. Blueballn
    9:39 am January 14, 2012 Permalink

    Meeks is avg. 25 a game in the NBA!!!!!



  27. Meeks 1 more year
    10:35 am January 15, 2012 Permalink

    #15 you are an idiot if you think Eric Bledsoe would have played over Meeks. Meeks left because his stock was as high as it was going to get. If he would have came back we would have been an average NBA team and NCAA champs! P.S. I hate Billy G!!!