Kentucky-West Virginia Postgame Notes

Nov. 30, 2008

Recap | Box Score

  • Kentucky improves to 4-2 on the season. West Virginia suffered its first loss and falls to 4-1.
  • Kentucky leads the series between the schools 13-4.
  • This was Kentucky’s first regular season tournament championship since winning the 1996 Great Alaska Shootout.
  • Kentucky returns home to take on the Lamar Cardinals on Wednesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET and the game will be televised live on Fox Sports South.

Team game notes

  • The Wildcats used the starting combination of Ramon Harris, Jodie Meeks, Patrick Patterson, Michael Porter and Perry Stevenson. UK is 3-2 when using that starting five.
  • Kentucky extended its streak of made three-pointers to 680 straight games.
  • UK’s 16 first half points were the fewest since Kentucky scored 16 in the first half against Ole Miss on Jan. 19, 2005.
  • Kentucky took its first lead of the game (37-36) on two Patrick Patterson free throws at the 9:02 mark of the second half.
  • UK outscored West Virginia 38-17 in the second half.
  • The Wildcats came from 10 points down at the half to win. It was the first time this year Kentucky has come from behind at halftime to win.
  • Kentucky hit 17-of-17 free throws in the second half.
  • UK shot 92 percent (23-for-25) from the free throw line. The last time Kentucky shot 90 percent or better from the charity strip was on Jan. 15, 2008 at Mississippi State. The Wildcats shot 11-for-12 in that game.
  • Josh Harrellson and Patrick Patterson were named to the All-Tournament team while Jodie Meeks was named the Tournament MVP.

Individual game notes

  • Patrick Patterson has won the opening tip in all six games this season.
  • Darius Miller was the first sub off the bench for Kentucky. It was his third time being UK’s sixth man this season.
  • Jodie Meeks has hit a three-pointer in seven straight games.
  • Perry Stevenson has recorded a blocked shot in each of his last 12 games.
  • In four Las Vegas Invitational games, Jodie Meeks averaged 23.8 ppg.
  • The last time a Wildcat hit 12 free throws in a game was Ramel Bradley on Nov. 7, 2007 against Gardner-Webb.
  • Josh Harrellson recorded his first double-double as a Wildcat, tying his season high 12 points while pulling down a season best 10 rebounds.
  • Patrick Patterson recorded his fourth double–double of the season and the 10th of this career. It was also the third straight for the sophomore. The last time a Wildcat recorded three straight double-doubles was Randolph Morris in the 2006-07 season on March 8 (vs. Alabama), March 9 (vs. Mississippi State) and March 16 (vs. Villanova).
  • The last time Kentucky had two players record double-doubles was Patrick Patterson and Perry Stevenson against Stony Brook on Nov. 27, 2007.