Kentucky-West Virginia Postgame Notes
Nov. 30, 2008
- 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.