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Chart: Kentucky basketball players who scored 30 or more points in past 10 seasons

Kentucky guard Jamal Murray, left, jokes with Kentucky head coach John Calipari, center and CBS announcer Bill Raftery after Kentucky beat Florida 80-61 on Feb. 6, 2016 at Rupp Arena. Murray scored a career-high 35 points.
Kentucky guard Jamal Murray, left, jokes with Kentucky head coach John Calipari, center and CBS announcer Bill Raftery after Kentucky beat Florida 80-61 on Feb. 6, 2016 at Rupp Arena. Murray scored a career-high 35 points. Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky’s Jamal Murray scored a career-high 35 points in Kentucky’s 80-61 thumping of Florida on Saturday at Rupp Arena. The freshman’s previous best was 33 in December against Ohio State in Brooklyn. So Murray is the first player in the John Calipari era to score 30 or more points in multiple games.

Looking back over the past 10 seasons, UK has had a player score 30 or more points in 17 games. Five of those 30-or-more performances belong to Jodie Meeks, who scored 37 or more points five times during the 2008-09 season.

Here’s a look at Kentucky players who have scored 30 or more points in a game in the past 10 seasons:

Kentucky players with 30 or more points in a game, 2007-16

Date

Opp

Player

FG

3P

FT

TP

1/13/09

@Tenn

Jodie Meeks

15-22

10-15

14-14

54

12/20/08

vs. App. St.

Jodie Meeks

14-21

9-14

9-10

46

2/14/09

@Arkansas

Jodie Meeks

17-24

7-12

4-7

45

11/14/08

VMI

Jodie Meeks

13-27

3-11

10-12

39

11/28/08

vs. Kansas St.

Jodie Meeks

11-17

4-6

11-13

37

3/5/08

@S Car

Joe Crawford

10-19

4-7

11-12

35

3/20/08

vs. Marq

Joe Crawford

13-22

5-8

4-8

35

1/11/11

Auburn

Terrence Jones

11-17

4-5

9-13

35

2/6/16

Florida

Jamal Murray

13-21

8-10

1-2

35

12/19/15

vs. Ohio St.

Jamal Murray

13-23

7-9

0-0

33

12/22/08

Tenn State

Patrick Patterson

15-17

0-0

3-3

33

11/24/07

Texas Southern

Joe Crawford

12-17

4-8

4-4

32

12/22/10

Winthrop

Doron Lamb

11-12

7-8

3-3

32

12/22/08

Tenn. State

Jodie Meeks

10-19

8-15

4-4

32

1/21/09

Auburn

Jodie Meeks

7-13

5-8

12-13

31

12/3/08

Lamar

Patrick Patterson

11-12

0-0

9-11

31

3/19/11

vs. W. Virginia

Brandon Knight

9-20

3-8

9-10

30

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