Scores

Final

Kentucky 54

(4-2, 0-1 away)

West Virginia 43

(4-1, 3-0 home)

    10:30 PM ET, November 29, 2008

    Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    UK 16 3854
    WVU 26 1743

    Top Performers

    Kentucky: P. Patterson 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    West Virginia: D. Butler 7 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Kentucky 54, West Virginia 43

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS (AP)-Jodie Meeks scored a game-high 19 points to lead Kentucky to an upset win over West Virginia 54-43 in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday.

    Meeks, who was named the tournament MVP, went 12-of-12 from the free throw line. Patrick Patterson added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Kentucky (4-2), who held the Mountaineers to four points in the final 7:39.

    After West Virginia (4-1) led as many as 12 in the second half, the Wildcats rallied to take a 37-36 lead with 7:31 left. Kentucky never trailed again building its largest lead in the final seconds.

    Alex Ruoff led the Mountaineers with 10 points.

    The Mountaineers jumped to a 9-2 lead and never trailed in a low scoring first half, leading 26-16 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UK
    WVU
    Points 54 43
    FG Made-Attempted 15-39 (.385) 15-49 (.306)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-5 (.200) 3-18 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-25 (.920) 10-17 (.588)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 12

    2008-09 Season

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