Meeks, Patterson earn All-SEC honors

LEXINGTON, KY – Jodie Meeks and Patrick Patterson were both named All-SEC performers by the Associated Press as announced by the conference office on Monday.

Meeks, who was named First Team All-SEC, leads the SEC and ranks fifth in the country in scoring averaging 24.2 ppg. He set the school record for points in a game (54 at Tennessee) and three-pointers in a season (108) while also shooting 89.4 percent from the free throw line.

Patterson, who was named Second Team All-SEC, is the only player in the SEC to rank in the top five in scoring (fourth - 18.2 ppg) and rebounding (third – 9.4 rpg). He leads the league and ranks 10th nationally in field goal percentage (60.5).

Meeks is the first Wildcat to be named AP first team since Chuck Hayes in the 2005 season.

Both players were named First Team All-SEC by league coaches last week.