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Relive Jodie Meeks’ 54 Points Against Tennessee

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Remember that one time we did that one good thing under Billy Gillespie?  It’s hard not to think about it every time Kentucky visits Tennessee, so let’s spend a few minutes to honor Mr. Meeks.

Against Bruce Pearl, Tyler Smith and Wayne Chism at Thompson-Boling Arena, Meeks was breaking records left and right.  Issel’s single-game record of 53 points held for 39 years until that cold January night in Knoxville.  It was the most points scored in the SEC since Chris Jackson dropped 55 in 1989.  Meeks made 15 of 22 shots from the floor, 14 of 14 from the free throw line and a school record 10 made 3-pointers on 15 attempts.

Here’s Scott Van Pelt’s Sportscenter highlight reel, with a special bonus: analysis by BBN’s favorite, Jimmy Dykes.

If 5:00 is too much for you, here’s a quickie with Tom Leach on the call.

The only way to describe that performance is with the infamous words of Billy Gillespie, “This isn’t the University of Jodie Meeks.”

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for Relive Jodie Meeks’ 54 Points Against Tennessee



  1. somerset bill
    11:22 am February 2, 2016 Permalink

    “This isn’t the University of Jodie Meeks.”

    there was/is something seriously wrong with that guy.



  2. Shawn Kemp
    11:22 am February 2, 2016 Permalink

    Is there anyway we can just photoshop Michael Porter OUT of any UK photos in the future?

    @dallonadams



  3. AlwaysTrueBlue
    11:23 am February 2, 2016 Permalink

    Just makes me think back to how special a team with Wall, Bledsoe, Meeks, Patterson, Cousins, Orton, Liggins, Miller, Dodson, Harrellson, and so much more could have been. We were missing one element, that was a sharp shooter and Meek’s was that. Probably would have been the best team Kentucky ever put on the floor and maybe one of the best ever in the NCAA. Go Cats tonight!!!



  4. WildcatScratchFever
    1:23 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

    Gillispie

    Do you even spell bro?



    • somerset bill
      4:10 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

      easiest way to keep the spelling straight is to remember he spelled both bully and gillespie with an i.



  5. jonthes
    2:10 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

    Look at Jorts! Notice Billy G. nowhere in sight. He was sulking on the bench I suspect.



  6. CatBlue in LR
    4:39 pm February 2, 2016 Permalink

    Man, those bloomers they wore back then were HUGE!