- Wednesday, February 23 1916 -
Tennessee - 28 (Head Coach: Zora Clevenger)
Kentucky - 17 (Head Coach: James Park)
Halftime Score: Tennessee 18, Kentucky 10
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
VOLUNTEERS TAKE FALL OUT OF WILDCAT FIVE
Tennessee Team Outplays State In All Stages of Game
The effect of the speed powders that drove the State University five to a decisive win from the Louisville aggregation Tuesday night had worn off long before the little affair last night with Tennessee at the Auditorium, and the best the Blues could do was drag a weary foot behind the Volunteer basketeers. The score was 28 to 17 and at no time were the Blues in danger of getting ahead.
The State University quintet was simply outplayed. There is the whole story. The cohorts of Park worked the floor in spurts and at times were content to stand by and admire the team work of the Tennesseans.
In the Tennessee outfit was a man named Clinard, playing forward, who certainly shot a mean arm. The boy could snag 'em from way out near center, bank from any corner of the board and generally was death on these one-handed trys. He rolled five safely under the most discouraging circumstances and got two foils. Greenwood and Walden were both fatal on long chances, and their floor work was good.
The Blues were suffering from the reaction of their drive over at Louisville the evening before, or something. Two games on succeeding nights is bad for any bunch of players, but the Tennessee had just finished over a Cumberland College and traveled much farther. The most interesting feature of the Kentucky play was the conduct of Ireland and Gumbert. The former worked harder and counted oftener than his teammates and was not far under form in passing. Gumbert broke up what Tennessee passes were seriously interfered with and in the last half got in a couple of good shots. One of the two field goals landed in the netting by Hart was a peach, directed from the middle of the floor and dropping safely without touching the rim.
Few fouls were called on either side and the way Coach Littick handled the game was a matter of compliment from both Director Tigert and Coach Clevenger. After the game, Dr. Tigert told Mr. Clevenger that the Blues had been outplayed and licked fairly, and Mr. Clevenger expressed his delight at the cordial reception his outfit was accorded here.
Game Writeup - Louisville Courier-Journal (February 24, 1916)
Visitors Outplay Wildcats and Lead Throughout Annual Contest
Lexington, Ky., Feb. 23. - The burst of speed and ferocity which had enabled the Wildcats to win from the University of Louisville last night had died away this evening and they were dragged down into the dust of defeat by the University of Tennessee with a score of 28 to 17 in the annual basketball game. The Kentuckians were at no time in the lead and were simply outplayed. State could plead no disadvantage on account of the hard game last night, as Tennessee had played Cumberland College and made a much longer journey.
Clinard, a Tennessee forward, was the star of his side. He caged five baskets under the most discouraging circumstances and got two fouls. Greenwood and Walden both did fine work on long chances and their floor work was good.
Ireland and Gumbert showed best for State. The former worked harder and counted oftener than his teammates and did good passing. Gumbert broke up what Tennessee passes were seriously interfered with, and in the last half got in a couple of good shots. One of the two field goals landed in the netting by Hart was a fine one, directed from the middle of the floor and dropping safely, without touching the rim. Few fouls were called on either side.