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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: The 3-point Streak Has Walked a Tight Line

November 14th, 1988.  That is the last game that Kentucky has played without hitting a 3-point shot.  Kentucky lost that game to Seton Hall, missing it’s only 2 attempts in that game, thanks to Chris Mills and John Pelphrey.  Since that time, UK has hit a 3-pointer in each and every game they have played, a total of 1,035 games.  But that streak hasn’t had it’s unsure moments, including a couple games this season.  UK has not only not relied on the 3-pointer like Calipari teams of the past, but they also have had a tendency to be quite streaky with the shot.

Just take a look at all the time that Kentucky has made just one 3-pointer in a game since that Seton Hall game in 1988:

1989: Marshall (Richie Farmer)
1989: Austin Peay (Derrick Miller)
1989: Georgia (Derrick Miller)
1989: Tennessee (Derrick Miller)
1989: Mississippi State (Richie Farmer)
1997: Purdue (Ron Mercer)
1997: Auburn (Anthony Epps)
1997: Georgia (Allen Edwards)
1999: Colorado (Tayshaun Prince)
2000: Utah (Jules Camara)
2000: Alaska-Anchorage (JP Blevins)
2002: South Carolina (Tayshaun Prince)
2003: Wisconsin (Keith Bogans)
2004: Indiana (Kelenna Azubuike)
2007: Indiana (Jodie Meeks)
2008: Stony Brook (Joe Crawford)
2008: Vanderbilt (Ramel Bradley)
2009: West Virginia (Jodie Meeks)
2009: Ole Miss (Jodie Meeks)
2010: Alabama (Darnell Dodson)
2012: Tennessee (Doron Lamb)
2012: LSU (Doron Lamb)
2014: LSU (James Young)
2015: Texas (Andrew Harrison)
2017: Vanderbilt (Malik Monk)
2018: South Carolina (Kevin Knox)

26 times that UK has made just one 3-pointer in a game during the streak.  More than once a season on average.  And seven of those occurances happened during Final Four seasons.

A big thank you to Derrick Miller, Richie Farmer, Tayshaun Prince, Jodie Meeks, and Doron Lamb, who all kept the streak alive with solo 3-pointers multiple times in their career.  And lastly, I do find it interesting that in this stat (any maybe this stat only), Tubby Smith teams had seven such games with one 3-pointer, the same amount as John Calipari coached teams in the same amount of years.

Nonetheless, the streak remains alive and we continue to celebrate it.  By the hair on our chiny chin chin.

Article written by Bryan the Intern

14 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: The 3-point Streak Has Walked a Tight Line



  1. plumloopy
    10:38 am February 1, 2018 Permalink

    I think I kind of want this relatively meaningless streak to end (preferably in a win).



  2. ClutchCargo
    10:48 am February 1, 2018 Permalink

    I wish we would play a game very soon where we don’t even attempt a 3, but still win easily. Tired of hearing about a completely useless stat.



  3. Duuuuuude
    11:07 am February 1, 2018 Permalink

    Trivia Question here….. Which UK player hit the first 3 point shot?

    Trivia Question 2…… which UK player began the 3 point streak?



  4. FinnaGoHAM
    11:33 am February 1, 2018 Permalink

    JULES FREAKING CAMARA???



    • Jelleyjr
      1:22 pm February 1, 2018 Permalink

      THAT was what stuck out to me on this list! ???



  5. kyle heavy
    11:39 am February 1, 2018 Permalink

    Look at those skirts the team is wearing in the photos.



    • Willis talkin bout....
      11:51 am February 1, 2018 Permalink

      ha.. they are skirts.. but honestly I like them better than the checkerboard garbage we have now. I wish we would get something different. you know the kids hate them..



  6. PillsburyThrowboy
    11:54 am February 1, 2018 Permalink

    The thank you should go to Jules Camara, not these other players listed. Jules Camara made 6 three pointers in his entire career. These other players shot 3’s all day.



  7. Kat4Life
    12:30 pm February 1, 2018 Permalink

    2000……Jules Camera kept it going !!! Jesus.



  8. Look Out Fireworks
    1:27 pm February 1, 2018 Permalink

    26 times in 29 seasons.

    How is that “more than once a season on average”

    Facts are completely ignored and irrelevant?



  9. The Original WTF Guy
    4:37 pm February 1, 2018 Permalink

    UK played Seton Hall on 11/26/88. I remember because I was listening in my car before going into a church to get married.



    • Look Out Fireworks
      7:35 pm February 1, 2018 Permalink

      Facts are irrelevant.



  10. Rabbi Li
    8:21 pm February 1, 2018 Permalink

    Look, we aren’t the University of Jodie Meeks.