In one of the most forgettable seasons in recent memory, Jodie Meeks gave UK basketball fans something they would always remember.
The Cats started their season with a shocking Rupp Arena loss to Virginia Military Institute and finished it having missed out on the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1991.
But, on a January night in between, Meeks put on a shooting exhibition at Thompson-Boling Arena and, for two mesmerizing hours, none of the struggles seemed to matter.
The UK junior scored 54 points to break Dan Issel's single-game record and broke another UK mark with his 10 three-pointers, many of which came with a hand in his face.
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"Kind of mind-boggling to me," Meeks said.
The rest of the season was just as special.
Meeks hit a clutch three-pointer to beat Florida a month later and dropped 45 points at Arkansas four days after that.
He finished the year with a single-season school record for three-pointers (117) and the second-highest point total in a season (854) in school history (Issel had 948 in 1969-70).
Meeks decided to forgo his senior year at UK for a shot at the NBA and was chosen in the second round by the Milwaukee Bucks.