On January 13, 2009, Dan Issel’s UK single game scoring record was shattered by Jodie Meeks dropping 54 points against Tennessee. This is one game that Cats fans will never forget. Meeks was unconscious; 54 points on 15/22 shooting and 14/14 from the charity stripe. Big Blue Nation hasn’t seen anything like it since. Watch the video below and relive the greatness.
What makes this some much more perfect is that it happened against Tennessee. And in Knoxville, no less. Something about Jodie Meeks hitting 10/15 three pointers and running the Vols off their own court just made that ugly, gaudy orange somewhat bearable.
My, oh my, what a long way Kentucky Basketball has come since Billy Gillispie and the baggy shorts era.