- Saturday, January 19 1924 -
Kentucky - 24 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
|C. Foster Helm||0||0||0|
|A. T. Rice||0||0||0|
Tenn-Chattanooga - 23 (Head Coach: Bill Redd)
Halftime Score: Chattanooga 11, Kentucky 11
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Tennessee 13 - 20|||||West Virginia 24 - 21|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
McFarland's Phenomenal Shot, Underwood's Foul Give 'Cats 24-23
Jimmy's Goal Knotted Count
Throwing from a twisted position, with two men hanging over him, and swinging his arms back as if starting a swing for a discus throw. Jimmy McFarland caged a phenomenal basket that enabled Kentucky to defeat the University of Chattanooga quintet here tonight by 24 to 23.
The ball sped on a line with apparently no chance of ever reaching the thongs of the basket, it hit the side rim, a lucky cut, it went straight up and fell through the goal in a manner of a ball dropped from the ceiling. It was the margin of victory. Jimmy caged eight goals in all, but he did not make a good shot from under the basket. One or two of his shots came from behind or near the center circle. He did the scoring for his team until, in the last three minutes of play, "Cowboy" Underwood broke a tie score and won the game with a cleanly thrown foul. It was not, however, that foul which directly won the game, for the shot of McFarland's put the Kentuckians in the lead after a tie of some minutes duration had given the Moccasins pep, and gave his team life to continue their great play.
The Wildcats were way off in shooting. Many times they carried the ball up the field by brilliant passing only to be cast back by lack of accuracy and the remarkable guarding of Harry Cate, for the locals. Cate, Wyatt and Dyer held the Kentuckians in check during the full length of the game. But only for a few minutes, that in the first half, did U.C. have the lead. Kentucky soon overcoming a 9-7 margin in the early part of the game and keeping either ahead or tied during the remainder.
About the end of the game, McFarland's shot had put the visitors in the van 23-22. A foul was called, Harry Cate, for the first time in four years, dropped the ball into the basket and the score was tied. The Moccasins failed to take advantage of the many Kentucky fouls for a too great abundance of which two of the visiting players were put out of the game. Of two fouls called in the last three minutes, Underwood made his the winning point, and Dyer, with a chance to tie the count, gave a repetition of what every local player had been doing all night by throwing wild. The Kentucky team ended its southern trip in Chattanooga, and left tonight for Lexington.