Kentucky-MVSU Postgame Notes

Dec. 7, 2008

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Team Records and Series Notes

  • With the win, Kentucky improves to 6-3, while Mississippi Valley State drops to 0-10.
  • Kentucky has won six of its last seven games.
  • UK is now 2-0 all-time vs. the Delta Devils, with its only other previous win coming in a 79-56 victory during the 2007 season.
  • Kentucky is 181-30 all-time against schools from the state of Mississippi .
  • Kentucky has won 78 of its last 97 home games and owns a 419-56 all-time record in historic Rupp Arena.
  • The Wildcats are 4-0 all-time in games against teams comprising the South Western Athletic Conference.
  • Kentucky returns to action on Saturday Dec. 13, when they play host to Indiana at 4 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live on CBS.

First-Half Notes

  • Kentucky started the lineup of Michael Porter, Jodie Meeks, Kevin Galloway, Patrick Patterson and Perry Stevenson for the first time this season.
  • With Michael Porter's three pointer for the first points of the game, UK has hit a three pointer in 683 consecutive games, third-best in the NCAA.
  • Freshman Landon Slone was the first player to check in off the bench for Kentucky , subbing in for Kevin Galloway.
  • Landon Slone made his first career points as a Wildcat, nailing a three-pointer in the first half.
  • Jodie Meeks led all scorers in the first half, totaling 12 points, on 4-for-6 shooting, including 2-for-3 from behind the arc. Patrick Patterson added nine points and Landon Slone totaled six points off the bench for the Wildcats.
  • Meeks has had double-digits scoring efforts in the first half six times in 2008.
  • Meeks is averaging 12.2 points in the first half this season.
  • Perry Stevenson grabbed six rebounds in the first half.
  • Patrick Patterson played the full 20 minutes of the first half after playing the full 40 minutes Saturday against Miami .
  • UK totaled nine assists to six turnovers in the first half of action.
  • UK led at halftime 39-31. The Wildcats are 5-0 in 2008-09 when holding the advantage at the break.

Second-Half Notes

Team Game Notes

  • Kentucky is the all-time NCAA wins leader with 1,972 wins.
  • The Wildcats posted a 40-34 rebounding margin and have now out-rebounded eight of its nine opponents this season.
  • UK posted a 17-14 assist-to-turnover margin, the third consecutive game UK had more assists than turnovers and for the fifth time this season.
  • Kentucky shot 54-percent (27-for-50) from the field, the fifth game this season shooting above 50-percent.
  • For the fifth consecutive game, UK had at least three players tally double-digits in points (Meeks, Patterson, Liggins).
  • Kentucky totaled 88 points, marking the fourth time this season the Wildcats scored 80 or more points.
  • UK had two players tally 20 or more points for the first time since Perry Stevenson and Jodie Meeks turned the trick against VMI in the 2008-09 season opener.

Individual Game Notes

  • Kevin Galloway made his first career start at Kentucky .
    • Galloway tied a career high with two points, having scored two points in three consecutive games.
  • Jodie Meeks led all scorers with 24 points, adding one steal and two rebounds in 22 minutes.
    • Meeks has scored in double figures in every game this season, nine consecutive games.
    • Meeks has 28 career double-figure scoring games, leading UK in scoring six times this season and seven times in his career.
    • Meeks, who hit on 4-of-6 three pointers, now has 13 career games with three or more three-pointers made, including five times in 2008-09.
    • For the fourth time this season, Meeks tallied 20 or more points.
    • Meeks has made 24 of his last 25 free throws.
    • Meeks has totaled double-digits in points in the first half six times in 2008.
    • Meeks is averaging 12.2 points in the first half this season.
  • Patrick Patterson recorded 21 points and 10 rebounds in a game-high 37 minutes, adding three assists and two blocked shots.
    • Patterson's double-double is the 12th of his career and his sixth of the season.
    • Patterson has totaled double-figure points in six straight games and seven times this season, notching double figures 30 times in his career.
    • Patterson has scored 20 or more points three times this season.
    • After playing the full 40 minutes against No. 21 Miami Saturday, Patterson wasn't subbed out until the 8:11 mark of the second half vs. MVSU, a span of 71 minutes and 49 seconds played without leaving the floor.
  • Perry Stevenson grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds and six points, blocking three shots and adding two assists.
    • Stevenson has tallied double-digit rebounds six times in his career and three times this season.
    • Stevenson has swatted three or more shots four times this season and 11 times in his career.
  • Freshman DeAndre Liggins finished with 10 points and five assists in 20 minutes of play, connecting on 6-of-8 free throw attempts.
    • Liggins scored in double figures for the third time in his career, all coming in the last three games.
  • In addition to recording his first career points at Kentucky , freshman Landon Slone played a career-high 16 minutes.
    • Slone totaled a career-high eight points, nailing two three-pointers and hitting his first two career free throws.
  • Jared Carter registered his first points of the season, connecting on two free throws in the second half.
  • Sophomore A.J. Stewart finished with six points and four rebounds, blocking two shots in eight minutes of play.
    • Stewart's six points, four rebounds and two blocks mark season-highs.