Men's Basketball

Dec. 28, 2008

Kentucky Pregame Notes
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Wildcats Close out 2008 with Chippewas

The Wildcats head into their 2008 finale with Central Michigan, riding a five game winning streak and having won 10 of their last 11 games including a 76-69 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

Patrick Patterson posted his eighth double-double of the season with a team-high 27 points and a game-high 14 rebounds. The 6-9 sophomore played all 40 minutes while hitting on 75 percent (12-of- 16) of his field goal attempts.

Jodie Meeks continued his torrid offensive pace, posting 18 points. The 6-9 junior, who leads the SEC in scoring (24.2 ppg) is averaging 32 points over his last three games while shooting 59.6 percent from the field in that span.

Perry Stevenson also contributed 10 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots in the win.

Cat Scratches

  • Kentucky is in its 106th season of basketball.
  • Kentucky is the all-time NCAA leader in wins with 1,976.
  • Jodie Meeks leads the Southeastern Conference and ranks sixth nationally in scoring (24.2 ppg).
  • Patterson ranks in the Top 10 in the league in scoring (t3rd – 19.6) and rebounding (3rd – 9.5).
  • Patterson ranks fourth nationally in field goal percentage (71.5) and 45th nationally in rebounding (9.5).
  • UK ranks third in the country in block shots per game (7.8) while ranking 10th nationally in field goal percentage (51.0).
  • Kentucky ranks first in the SEC in field goal percentage (51.0) and assists (18.5), second in free throw percentage (78.1) and blocked shots (102).
  • Patrick Patterson has recorded eight double-doubles this season and 14 in his career, tying him for 26th on UK’s all-time double-doubles list.
  • UK is 9-0 when leading or tied at halftime this season.
  • Kentucky has started off 10-3 for the third time in the last four years.

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