- Saturday, January 12 1924 -
Kentucky - 32 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
|C. Foster Helm||1||0||2|
|A. T. Rice||1||0||2|
Georgetown College - 24 (Head Coach: James Coleman)
|Wylton "Shorty" Long||2||1||5|
Halftime Score: Kentucky 12, Georgetown 11
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Game Writeup - by Gene Moore, Lexington Herald
Both Kentucky Teams Are Victorious
Wildcats Put Game on Ice Late in Second Half After Close Battle - Rice Stands Out
The short passing attack of Kentucky proved better than the long shot method of scoring of the Georgetown Tigers, and the Wildcats defeated the Orange and Black, 32 to 24, on the Tiger floor tonight. The Georgetown five had but few close shots at the basket, most of their field goals coming via the long distance route. The 'Cats, on the other hand, worked the ball under their own goal before taking their shots and counted a larger percentage of their attempts. The 'Cats led at the end of the first half 12 to 11.
Captain A.T. "Chuck" Rice was the outstanding star of the contest. His performance at backguard was nothing short of brilliant, and his gameness in playing the last 10 minutes of the contest with a slightly sprained ankle won him the applause of the large crowd present.
Jimmie McFarland experienced much difficulty in getting started, but when he did get under way the rest of the 'Cats followed suit and drew away from the Tigers. "Turkey" Hughes entered the fray a few minutes after it had started and when it seemed like the Tigers were going to have things about their own way, and started the 'Cats going with a "crip" shot after Underwood, McFarland and he had worked the ball through the Tiger defense. Hughes cut in with eight markers, McFarland with 11 and Underwood with nine. Underwood played a steady floor game and handled the sphere better than any of the other 'Cats. Helm, running mate to Rice,was not far behind the Wildcat captain when it came to breaking up the Tiger offensive.
Trunnell, Tiger guard, and Jacoby, center, played best for the Georgetown quintet. Besides leading his teammates in points scored with 10, Trunnell put up the best defensive game for the Orange and Black.
The Tigers opened up with an attack that netted them three points before the 'Cats could get started. Jacoby opened the affair with a beauty from the foul circle and Daniel made a good free throw to make the total three. Buchheit injected Hughes into the lineup, taking Riefkin out, and the Wildcat offense immediately perked up. The 'Cats scored on a "crip" by Hughes and a short shot by Underwood. With their offense running smoothly the 'Cats ran their total to nine before the Tiger again counted. Shots from midfloor by Trunnell and Jacoby put the Tigers close behind the Blue and White as the half ended.
The score remained close for the first five minutes of the second period, but the short passing attack of the 'Cats got well under way and the Blue and White drew away to win by an eight point margin.
Game Preview - The Georgetonian (January 18, 1924)
TIGERS LOSE TO WILDCATS
Net Rivals Repeat Performance of Past Two Years - Locals Fail to Display Real Form
Repeating their performance of the past two years, the University of Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Georgetown Tiers on Georgetown's home floor last Saturday by the score of 32 -24. In a hard fought game full of thrills and before a large crowd.
The Tigers seemed to fight hard as they usually do but were up against a good team, and they could not find the baskets as easily as their opponents could. They did not seem to be hitting up to their usual style nor hitting up to their usual style nor working with their customary smoothness for their playing was ragged and slow. For the Tigers, Trunnell was high point man and played the best game, scoring ten out of Georgetown's twenty-four points. Jacoby and Long also played fair games while Daniels could not hit goals with his customary ease although he worked the floor well. Kemper played his usual good game at guard.
The Wildcats were playing at the top of their form and had plenty of luck with them. They seemed to be able to hit at will and did. However, when the game was over they knew they had had a fight. On this team were playing three of the former "Blue Devils" that won the United State High School Championship at Chicago last year. These men have played together several years in high school and this is their second year in college. McFarland, their ambidextrous forward led in the scoring, hitting five field goals and one foul. He played the best offensive game for them. He was closely followed by Underwood and Hughes, who made nine and eight points respectively. The mainstay of their team though was Rice at back guard. He played a consistent game from start to finish. His work on defense was as nearly perfect as possible against a team like Georgetown. In all it was one of the best games seen on Georgetown's floor for several seasons.