Jodie Meeks: Kentucky Basketball Legend

Colton WoodsContributor IJanuary 14, 2009

Tuesday night Kentucky faced off in Knoxville, Tennessee against the Vols.

Both teams played their hearts out and in the end Kentucky walked away with a 90-72 victory. Although, this night wasn’t just any normal SEC rivalry game, this was a game Billy Gillespie and the Wildcats had been edging to win for the past two years.

Jodie Meeks, Kentucky Wildcat Shooting Guard had a game of a lifetime.  He drained 26 first half points and added an additional 28 points in the second half—leading him to a Kentucky all-time scoring record of 54 points. 

He broke Dan Issel's all-time scoring record that he set against Mississippi in 1970.

After the game, Jodie Meeks stated that he wasn't even focused on setting records or anything—he just wanted to claim a victory over rival Tennessesse.

Jodie Meeks and the Wildcats earned their victory over Tennessee and walked out with their heads held high. 

Anonymously, Jodie Meeks was voted Player of the Game with shooting 15-22 from the field, 10-15 from three point range, and 14-14 from the free throw line.

Without a doubt, Jodie Meeks and the Wildcats will creep their way into the top 25.

Jodie Meeks will be in the running for Player of the Year.