Kentucky-Vanderbilt Postgame Notes

Feb. 17, 2009

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  • Kentucky is now 18-8, 7-4 on the season. Vanderbilt is 16-9, 5-6.
  • Kentucky leads the series with Vanderbilt 131-43.
  • Kentucky and Vanderbilt split the regular season series for the second straight season.
  • The Wildcats have dropped four in a row in Memorial Gymnasium.
  • Kentucky returns to Rupp Arena on Saturday when they host the Tennessee Volunteers in a nationally televised game on CBS.

Team game notes

  • The Wildcats used the starting combination of Josh Harrellson, Ramon Harris, Jodie Meeks, Michael Porter and Perry Stevenson. UK is 1-1 with that lineup.
  • UK won the opening tip. It was the second straight time Perry Stevenson jumped center.
  • Jodie Meeks scored the game's first points, the fifth time he has been the first scorer this season.
  • Kevin Galloway was the first sub off the bench for Kentucky. It was his third time this season to be the first Wildcat off the bench.
  • UK extended its string of 701 consecutive games making a three-pointer.
  • Kentucky is now 16-3 and 6-3 when ahead or tied at half.
  • The Wildcats were whistled for 13 first half fouls, the most this season in the first 20 minutes.
  • UK's seven first half turnovers were the fewest since committing just three at Ole Miss.
  • Kentucky was whistled for a season high 29 fouls.

Individual game notes

#3 Kevin Galloway

  • Finished with a career high nine points, six rebounds and three assists.
  • Played a season high 30 minutes.

#5 Ramon Harris

  • Made his 43 rd career start

#13 Michael Porter

  • Made his 35 th career start

#15 A.J. Stewart

  • Has made a three-pointer in back-to-back games
  • Finished with a career high 11 points.
  • Fouled out for the second time this season.

#21 Perry Stevenson

  • Made his 32 nd career start
  • Did not record a blocked shot for the only the fifth time this season.

#23 Jodie Meeks

  • Made his 32 nd career start
  • Has hit a three-pointer in every game this season and multiple three-pointers in 19 of the last 20 games.
  • Recorded 10 first half points, the 16 th time this season he has scored in double figures in the first half.
  • Moved to 50 th on UK's all-time scoring list with 1,063 points.
  • Played all 40 minutes for the fourth time this season

#55 Josh Harrellson

  • Made his second career start.
  • Has started back-to-back games.