So what happened? Meeks didn't play the second half.
It's hard to blame Gillispie since he stayed with five players - Joe Crawford, Ramel Bradley, Patrick Patterson, Derrick Jasper and Perry Stevenson - all 20 minutes in the second half as the Cats rallied to win 67-64.
Gillispie, as he does well, dodged the question after the game about why Meeks didn't play the second half.
"Jodie needs to be one of our better players, and he is one of our better players," Gillispie told reporters. "If he can get fully healthy and get more practice time, we're going to be a team that's going to really take off."
Transfer for Meeks?
Some fear Meeks might be the one to "take off" after the season ends, as a possible transfer to Minnesota to play for former UK coach Tubby Smith has been rumored as well as several other scenarios.
Of course, early in the season, it seemed like Crawford and Gillispie were never on the same page. Crawford wasn't starting and no matter what he did, he seemed to stay in the coach's doghouse. Now Crawford is drawing praise not only for his offense, but also for his defense and leadership.
Crawford is also now one of UK's toughest players both physically and mentally after fighting through some injuries of his own.
Maybe Gillispie is trying to send the same message to Meeks about his mental and physical toughness.
If so, the next few weeks should tell if it has worked. Kentucky could desperately use a lift from Meeks as it tries to hang on to second place in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division and stay in NCAA Tournament contention.
Maybe Meeks will have a renewed passion for playing. Maybe Gillispie will get his confidence back in Meeks.
Or maybe I'll still be wondering what is going on with Meeks and Gillispie.