Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jodie Meeks sets new Kentucky basketball record

Jodie Meeks broke a 39 year old record set by Dan Issel (21 FG-31 FGA, 7 FT-7 FTA, 19 Rebounds, 53 points) on February 7, 1970 when the Wildcats played the Mississippi Rebels.

Tonight, against the rival Tennessee Volunteers in Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena, Jodie Meeks broke Issel's record with 54 points.

Meeks also broke his joint-record of 9 three-pointers made shared with Tony Delk. Tonight, Meeks had 10 three-pointers made.

Game recap:
The Southeastern Conference's leading scorer surpassed his previous high of 46 points, which he set Dec. 20 against Appalachian State, with 4:50 left as he hit an open 3, one of 10 3-pointers he would make for the night. He set the record on free throws with 1:31 left.

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