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The Meeks shall inherit SportsCenter

Kentucky's Jodie Meeks scored a school-record 54 points against Tennessee.

The Meeks shall inherit SportsCenter

The University of Kentucky has been fielding varsity men's basketball teams since 1903. A lot of them have been quite good.

But until tonight, not once in all those years had a Wildcat scored 54 points in a single game.

Ladies and gentlemen, we present Jodie Meeks.

Yes, that's right. Fifty-four points in 40 minutes of basketball, scored against a Tennessee team that quite a few people would not have expected to lose at home to Kentucky given how weak the Southeastern Conference is this year.

Then again, Big Blue is in first place in the SEC East at 2-0. Could this be a sign of a Kentucky resurgence?

If nothing else, it has to put the Wildcats among the contenders to win the conference. On the flip side, it might also put Bruce Pearl's orange blazer back in the closet for fear of casting a jinx, and that would be a bad thing for all college basketball fans.

At the very least, we know Meeks' performance bumped Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade out of the lead spot on the 11 p.m. SportsCenter tonight. That alone counts for something.



Name
Min
FG
FT
3pt
OR
DR
TR
A
S
TO
Blk
PF
Eff
Pts
J. Meeks
40
15-22
14-14
9-14
0
7
7
2
1
1
0
3
56
54


Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

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