Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Jodie Meeks hit ten 3-pointers en route to a 54-point performance, leading Kentucky past Tennessee 90-72. Meeks broke the school record for three-pointers made, held jointly by Tony Delk and himself, and his 54 points bested Dan Issel’s 53-point game on Feb. 7, 1970.
He shot 15-of-22 from the floor and 10-of-15 from beyond the arc.
“I just give credit to my teammates for finding me on the wing wide open and the coaching staff did a great job getting us prepared,” Meeks told ESPN. “This is great, I’m speechless right now.”
Meeks had never won at Tennessee before and said that was his goal.
“No matter what I wanted to win this game,” he said. “My first two years I never won here. And I wanted to get the win tonight and I’m all about winning.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.