Surrounded by a sea of orange, Kentucky took the floor.
They had won their opener in the SEC, but they wanted something more.
Tennessee and Kentucky is a long-time rivalry, that's true,
But tonight there was a special feeling in the air for the team wearing blue.
"Rocky Top" was blaring its ode to the mountain man.
The whistle blew to start the game and history began.
A few minutes in and it was clear that Jodie Meeks was "on."
The Vols would need some defense quick if not to become his pawn.
They tried all different combos, but Meeks' shooting was divine.
"I had my hand right in his face and, hell, I'm six foot nine!"
Dont worry, Wayne, it's not just you. No one could hold Meeks down.
He can shoot from anywhere - up close or from downtown.
JP Prince tried and failed. Pearl searched his bag of tricks.
It must have been empty though cause at the half Meeks had twenty-six!
Second half, more of the same, Vols fans are feeling low.
Kentucky fans were loving life and enjoying the one-man show!
Meeks shot the two, he shot the three, he was perfect from the line.
But then the history happened and sent shivers down my spine.
Meeks had already tied Tony Delk in most threes in a single game,
But tonight he sunk TEN and put that record in HIS name!
The crowd amazed and speechless, Meeks continued his hot hand.
No more "Good Ol' Rocky Top" coming from the UT band.
Meeks, again, went to the line and the Vols were looking shifty.
The shot went in and to Bobby Maze, Meeks smiled and just said, "Fifty."
Fifty points and still not done, Meeks left us one more token.
Four more points - thats FIFTY FOUR - Dan Issel's record BROKEN!
Issel's record set in 1970, was before young Jodie's birth,
But tonight a prophecy was filled, Meeks DID inherit the Earth!