It's no big secret Jodie Meeks and Patrick Patterson have been carrying the load for Kentucky this season. It's expected of them and a routine habit.
Meeks and Patrick Patterson combined for 45 points in the Wildcats' 85-80 loss at Ole Miss Tuesday night, while the rest of the starting cast featuring Perry Stevenson, Ramon Harris and Michael Porter combined for 13 points.
Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie has been known to tweak his starting lineup and juggle the players off the bench according to individual performances in closed door practice sessions. Despite the loss to the Rebels, the team's first loss in the Southeastern Conference, Gillispie's starting lineup featuring Meeks, Patterson, Harris, Porter and Stevenson is 9-3. That could be one of the many reasons Gillispie hasn't messed with the team's first five.
Despite the team's success, a consistent third scorer has yet to arrive, but following the setback to Ole Miss, a couple of candidates could be in line to help take the pressure off Patterson and Meeks.