Kentucky Edges Florida 68-65: Box Score of the Day

    
February 11th, 2009

CHN now features a live scoreboard, stats, standings, etc.. here. Occasionally, we'll be featuring a box score of the day, with some commentary on why the box score is interesting. It might be involve a huge upset, a big personal effort, some odd statistical, occurrences, or other intriguing tidbit.

 

Box Score of the Day:

Today's pick is.. Kentucky's 68-65 Win Over Florida.

 

Trailing by 6 with 4 minutes to go, Jodie Meeks came alive and carried Kentucky on his back. He scored 10 points down the stretch including the game-winning three with 5 seconds left. Meeks' heroics not only saved the game for Kentucky, but potentially their NCAA Tournament at-large hopes. UK entered the game having lost 3 games in a row, including two at home.

 

For Florida, not surprising that Nick Calathes was basically a one-man show. The sophomore guard set a career high with 33 points, but he was held without a field goal in the final 4 minute period that Meeks took over. The Gators didn't shoot particularly well, finishing at 40% from the floor, and missing 9 big free throws. Despite these poor shooting #'s, Florida was kept in the game due to Kentucky's usual turnover issues.

 

A couple other statistical notes. Kevin Galloway, who had only managed 6 assists since New Year's, set a career high out of nowhere with 9 assists. Rarely used big man Josh Harrellson scored 11 points on 5-6 shooting, including 6 points in a crucial stretch mid-way through the 2nd half.

 

Kentucky 68, Florida 65

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 9:00 PM

Location - Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky
Officials - John Cahill, Ed Corbett, Tony Greene
Attendance - 24355
 
Final Scoring Summary
 
Final 1 2 T
Florida 30 35 65
Kentucky 30 38 68
 
Florida Gators
  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dan Werner 34:00 1-6 1-3 1-2 0 3 3 0 3 3 3 0 4
Alex Tyus 30:00 7-11 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 1 2 2 0 3 14
Chandler Parsons 24:00 0-4 0-1 2-5 2 4 6 1 2 0 1 0 2
Walter Hodge 20:00 1-5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 3 2 2 2 0 2
Nick Calathes 37:00 10-20 2-7 11-15 1 6 7 3 1 2 2 0 33
Ray Shipman 16:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 2
Erving Walker 27:00 2-6 1-2 2-2 0 2 2 1 3 1 2 0 7
Kenny Kadji 12:00 0-1 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 0 2 0 1 1 1
TOTAL 200 22-54 4-14 17-26 5 20 25 9 16 10 12 4 65
    40.7% 28.6% 65.4% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 12
 
Kentucky Wildcats
 
  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ramon Harris 13:00 0-4 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 1 3 1 2 1 0
Michael Porter 33:00 3-4 3-4 0-2 1 1 2 1 2 1 4 0 9
Perry Stevenson 30:00 5-8 0-1 0-0 2 6 8 0 2 2 6 3 10
Jodie Meeks 40:00 7-19 3-10 6-8 0 5 5 1 3 0 1 1 23
Patrick Patterson 30:00 3-9 0-0 1-2 2 6 8 0 3 1 1 0 7
Darius Miller 11:00 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
Kevin Galloway 25:00 3-5 0-0 0-0 4 4 8 9 5 1 4 0 6
DeAndre Liggins 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Harrellson 11:00 5-6 1-1 0-1 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 1 11
TOTAL 200 26-55 7-17 9-16 11 28 39 14 21 7 19 6 68
    47.3% 41.2% 56.2% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 19
 

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