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Houston 83, Kentucky 69 / Final

Tue, December 18, 2007 9:00 pm (ET GMT)  
Location: Hofheinz Pavillion • Houston, TX  
Wildcats (69)
Cougars (83)
Score by Half: Kentucky 33-34 - 69   Houston 45-37 - 83  
Officials: Doug Shows, Tony Greene, Patrick Adams
Attendance: 8,517
Top Performances
1Joe Crawford (UK) 28 pts (9/18 fg), 2/7 3fg, 6 reb, 4 ast
2Dion Dowell (HOU) 19 pts (5/12 fg), 3/6 3fg, 9 reb, 2 blk
3Jodie Meeks (UK) 21 pts (7/14 fg), 4/9 3fg, 5 reb
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before UK 1675 (#10), HOU 1544 (#21)  After UK 1649 (#10), HOU 1570 (#21)
ELO Points Transfer: 26
AP Game Recap

HOUSTON (AP) -- Billy Gillispie has accomplished something Rick Pitino also did in his first year at Kentucky.

He's lost four straight games.

Dion Dowell scored 19 points and Robert McIver added 18 as Houston matched its best start since the days of Phi Slama Jama with an 83-69 victory over Kentucky on Tuesday night.

Joe Crawford scored 28 points and Jodie Meeks had 21 in his return from an injury for the Wildcats (4-5), who have lost four straight for the first time since 1989-90 when Pitino's first Kentucky team dropped five in a row.

"We've got to figure out exactly what we are," said Gillispie, coaching in his home state for the first time since leaving Texas A&M last April.

Matchup History
Season Series: Houston, 1-0 Previous 3 Seasons: Kentucky, 2-1 Since 2007: Kentucky, 2-1

More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, Eff: Efficiency score, UsgRt: Usage Rate (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), PrRt: Presence Rate, PS: Performance score, O/U: Over/underperform vs. season perf score average

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

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