- Monday, February 28 1921 -
SIAA Tournament (at Atlanta, GA)
Kentucky - 28 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Mississippi A & M - 13 (Head Coach: Earl Hayes)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 12, Mississippi A & M 6
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Kentucky and University of Georgia in S.I.A.A. Tournament Finals Today
WILDCATS WALLOP AGGIES BY 28 TO 13 Tech Five Holds Favorites to 26 to 21 Score in Semi-Final Match
ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 28. -- Basketball teams from University of Kentucky and University of Georgia clash Tuesday night on the auditorium floor for the S.I.A.A. championship. the semifinal matches Monday night resulted in a 28 to 13 victory for Kentucky over the Mississippi Aggies, and a 26 to 21 victory for Georgia over Tech. Four thousand people witnessed the game with 2,000 more left outside the gates, unable to gain admittance. It was the largest turnout of fans ever seen in the south for a basketball doubleheader.
Kentucky was dead on its feet Monday night and played far below form slowed during earlier games of the tournament. After stepping briskly away to a big lead and finding the Aggies helpless before their attack they slowed down and began missing easy shots. The first half ended with Kentucky leading 12 to 6. Then the Aggies braced and broke out with a flashy passing game that seemed to have Kentucky on the run. Then the Wildcats came back toward the close and stretched out their lead to respectable figures.