UK big man Patrick Patterson recorded his 13th double-double of the season, scoring 15 points and grabbing 14 rebounds, in the Cats' 71-58 win over Ole Miss in the opening round of the SEC Tournament.
Internet reports earlier on Wednesday indicated Patterson had decided to return to UK for his junior season. The Huntington, WVa. native backed off those comments, saying he would re-evaluate his status at the end of UK's season.
"My mind set is to stay, depending on how I finish out this year," Patterson said after the game. "I will re-evaluate everything and talk to my parents about it, but as to my mind set right now, I want to stay, concentrate and finish out this year. If I do well, maybe I will consider leaving."