Playing without Patrick Patterson one had to wonder how the Wildcats would respond without one of their star players, well question answered. Jodie Meeks had another huge game surpassing the 40 point mark for the third time this year with a 45 point game as he had his way with the Arkansas defense all day leading the Wildcats to a 79-63 win over the Razorbacks.
The Cats were again helped out with good games from Michael Porter, Ramon Harris, Perry Stevenson, and Darius Miller who had 8 points and looked very good throughout the game and even played good defense today which had been a key reason probably to why he had not seen the floor much this year. Porter hit some shots early on which is not only huge for his confidence, but also very important as this will force teams to respect his shot and can lead to much easier looks for Meeks and Patterson. Harris played one of his better games of the year pouring in 7 points, 6 assists, and 9 rebounds, but most importantly continued to play spectacular defense.
One has to wonder about Gillispie’s decision to almost completely keep Kevin Galloway off the floor after his great game against Florida. In no way am I questioning the coach, but one has to wonder why this kid is not seeing the floor, it could be something happening in practice something that no one but the coaches and players see.
In what could have been a major trap game today the Cats came out and played a very good game as they look to bolster their seeding come March. A big game comes Tuesday night as Kentucky heads to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt. I am sure all the players and fans remember the beatdown that occurred in Nashville last year and definitely believe that will serve as motivation come Tuesday night.
Hope everyone had a great Valentines Day and I will talk to you all tomorrow