Kentucky-Louisville Postgame Notes

Jan. 4, 2009

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  • Kentucky is now 11-4 on the season. Louisville is 9-3.
  • Kentucky leads the series 26-14. The Wildcats are 10-7 in Louisville against the Cardinals.
  • Kentucky owns a 120-33 record in Louisville and a 57-18 record in Freedom Hall.
  • This was the closest UK-UL game since the 2005 contest won by Kentucky 60-58.
  • Kentucky returns to home action on Saturday, opening SEC play against Vanderbilt. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. with the game being televised on Raycom.

Team game notes

  • The Wildcats used the starting combination of Kevin Galloway, Jodie Meeks, Patrick Patterson, Michael Porter and Perry Stevenson. Kentucky is 4-1 with that starting five.
  • UK controlled the opening tip, the 12th time in the first 15 games the Wildcats have won the opening tip.
  • Ramon Harris was the first sub off the bench for Kentucky. It was the second time this season he was the first Wildcat off the bench.
  • UK extended its string of 688 consecutive games making a three-pointer.
  • Kentucky committed 14 first half turnovers, the most since turning the ball over 17 times in the first frame against Kansas State.
  • The Wildcats trailed 38-35 at the half, the first time UK has trailed at halftime since falling behind 46-26 to Miami (Fla.) on Dec. 6.
  • Jodie Meeks (28) and Patrick Patterson (22) have each gone for 20 points in the same game three times.

Individual game notes

#21 Perry Stevenson

  • Perry Stevenson has recorded a block in eight straight games.
  • Recorded his seventh three-block game this season.
  • Connected on his second career three-pointer.

#22 Ramon Harris

  • Logged 23 minutes, the most since playing 39 against Kansas State.

#23 Jodie Meeks

  • Jodie Meeks has scored in double figures in all 15 games this season. The last time a Wildcat scored in double-figures in 15 straight games was Joe Crawford in the last season.
  • Meeks is averaging 13.7 points in the first half this season.
  • Jodie Meeks has hit 27 three-pointers in his last five games.
  • Meeks has scored in double figures in the first half 11 times this season and including the last five games.
  • Meeks has connected on multiple three-pointers in nine straight games and has hit a three-pointer in 16 straight games.
  • Meeks' numbers in Freedom Hall this season are as follows: 22-40 from the field, 12-23 behind the three-point line, 18-19 from the free throw line, six steals and 74 points.

#54 Patrick Patterson

  • Patterson recorded his ninth double-double of the season and the 15 th of his career. He is now tied for 22 nd on UK's all-time double-double list with Kevin Grevey, Bob Guyette, Ted Deeken and Johnny Cox.
  • Patterson has scored in double digits in 12 straight games.
  • Has recorded six 20-point games this season.
  • Patrick Patterson connected on 22 straight free throws before missing in the second half.