- Friday, March 2 1917 -
Kentucky - 25 (Head Coach: William P. Tuttle)
Tennessee - 27 (Head Coach: John Bender)
|C.A. "Lum" Reeder||1||1||3|
|W. Perry Davidson||4||0||8|
Halftime Score: Tennessee 14, Kentucky 12
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Cumberland 48 - 20|||||Tennessee 10 - 30|
Game Writeup - Knoxville Sentinel
VOLS PLAY SPEEDY GAME DEFEAT KENTUCKY STATE
For Third Time Wildcats Meet Defeat At Hands of U. of T. Aggregation
SCORE WAS 27 TO 25
Garrett Plays Dazzling Game While Ireland and Killingsworth Show for Visitors
For the third consecutive time the Vols nosed out the Kentucky State quintet Friday night at the Y.M.C.A. by the score of 27 to 25. There was not much to choose between either team and if the verdict had been given the visiting aggregation there would not have any injustice done. Both teams are about as evenly matched as two peas in a pod and they both played one of the fastest and cleanest games seen here this year, much to the delight of the fans.
In every part of the gym there was a cluster of "who rahs" for Tennessee and throughout the entire game there was a steady yell for the Vols, with an occasional cheer for the Wildcats just to show that there was no hard feeling among the crowd. Referee Coe handled the whistle in great shape being very fair in his decisions, but he did not have much to do owing to the game being played in such a clean manner.
Had it not been for the fast work of the U.T. squad in the beginning of the first half, there is a probability that the Wildcats would have walked off with a victory for they began to show their real speed in the second half and came within a hair of overcoming the small lead held by the home boys. There was but ten fouls called on both teams throughout the game, six of which were awarded Tennessee, but Lum Reeder only made one of the number while Schrader only scored one of the four for the Wildcats.
Tommy Garrett with his miniature stature was the star forward and his shooting in the first half was the best seen here in many a day. Garrett was up against Rodes, the husky footballer and guard on the quintet, but his speed made up for beef and time after time he eluded the guards completely and netted the ball on four occasions during the first half and once in the second half. Garrett was all over the floor and when he was not attempting to shoot baskets he was assisting his backfield men in keeping their opponents score down.
Captain Jacobs was in every play and his shooting from the center of the floor was far above the ordinary. On three occasions he netted the ball from the center line and the crowd roared its approval at the wonderful work displayed by the sturdy guard. Davidson beat his opponent in every play with his great center jumping and through his great work on the floor the score was increased and the Wildcats total kept down.
The bright particular stars for the Kentuckians were Ireland, Kinne and Longsworth who were as speedy as they come and their playing was a great aid to the team in keeping within hailing distance of the Vols
Both teams come together tonight for the final game and it will be the close of the official basketball season for the Vols in Knoxville. On Monday night the Vols will meet Maryville in the aluminum city.
Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
KNOXVILLE, TENN., March 3 - The basket ball team of the University of Tennessee defeated the Wildcats here Friday night by one point, the final score being 27 to 26. The Volunteer machine worked perfectly and withstood the rushes of the Kentucky lads. With the ending of the first period, 14 to 12 in favor of the local quintet, the visitors started a rally that last until the final minutes of play. Ireland, Rodes and Schrader played best for the Blue and White five. The two teams will meet again Saturday night with practically the same line-ups.