Kentucky-South Carolina Postgame Notes

Feb. 25, 2009

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  • Kentucky is now 19-9, 8-5 on the season. South Carolina improves to 20-6, 9-4.
  • Kentucky leads the series with South Carolina 42-8.
  • South Carolina swept the season series for the first time since 1997.
  • Kentucky returns to Rupp Arena on Saturday when they host the 18th ranked LSU Tigers in a nationally televised game on CBS.

Team game notes

  • The Wildcats used the starting combination of Ramon Harris, Jodie Meeks, Patrick Patterson, Michael Porter and Perry Stevenson. UK is 11-6 with that lineup.
  • UK lost the opening tip. The Wildcats have won the opening tip 18 times this season.
  • DeAndre Liggins and Darius Miller were the first subs off the bench for Kentucky. It was Miller's 12th time this season as the Wildcats' first sub and Liggins' 11th time as the first player off the bench.
  • UK extended its string of 703 consecutive games making a three-pointer.
  • UK committed 14 first half turnovers, the most since 14 against Florida. The Wildcats finished with 20 turnovers, the most since turning the ball over 21 times against South Carolina earlier in the season.
  • Kentucky had 16 shots blocked, the most since Louisville blocked 17 in the 1995 season.

Individual game notes

#5 Ramon Harris

  • Made his 45th career start
  • Finished with eight rebounds

#10 Landon Slone

  • Played an SEC personal best 11 minutes

#13 Michael Porter

  • Made his 37th career start

#21 Perry Stevenson

  • Made his 34th career start

#23 Jodie Meeks

  • Made his 34th career start
  • Has hit a three-pointer in 27 of 28 games this season.
  • Broke the UK single-season three-point record. It was previously 101 by Travis Ford in 1993. Meeks has 102 three-pointers this season.
  • Recorded 13 first-half points, the 17th time this season he's gone for double-digits in the first half.
  • Extended his consecutive free throw streak to 19.

#54 Patrick Patterson

  • Made his 51st career start
  • Recorded his 11th double-double of the season with 28 points, 12 rebounds and the 17th in his career tying him for 17th on UK's all-time double-double list.
  • Grabbed nine offensive rebounds.
  • Attempted career high 24 field goals.