- Saturday, February 14 1925 -
Kentucky - 36 (Head Coach: Clarence Applegran) - [Final Rank ]
|C. Foster Helm||3||0||2||1||6|
Georgetown College - 21 (Head Coach: Walter Hovater)
|Wylton "Shorty" Long||1||0||1||2||2|
|Goebel "Hike" Forwood||4||0||1||2||8|
Halftime Score: Kentucky 16, Georgetown 11
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Tulane 29 - 22|||||Tennessee 26 - 21|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Wildcats Win in Final Sprint
Putting 10 men in the Georgetown College gymnasium and telling them to play a game of basketball is somewhat like putting a dozen sardines in a can made for six and telling them to swim. However it's all right after you get used to it.
That was perhaps why the University of Kentucky basketball players spent the first three quarters of their game with the Tigers tonight in getting untangled and then being used to it, got all right and scuttled the Georgetown battleship by the score of 36 to 21. The Wildcats spent most of the time setting the pace, but they had the fighting Tigers snapping at their heels every inch of the way until they turned into the home stretch. The score at the end of the half was 16 to 11 in favor of the Blue and White people, and some few minutes after the second half was under way the scoreboard registered 20 to 13, with the 'Cats hanging onto their lead like the petals on the last rose of the summer.
Jimmy went to Top
Jimmy McFarland, up to this juncture, hadn't made a point. The basket had been corked up all night so far as he was concerned. James was a way down, allright, but when he did start going up he went like a skyrocket -- right to the top. In the last dozen minutes of play he twirled in six field goals, enough to make him champion scorer for the night. Besides that he missed enough close ones to have made him a martyr, if he hadn't shot so many that did go in.
Jimmy's precipitous rush and the fact that the whole Wildcat team seemed to have got its bearings better gave the university battlers their 15-point margin. The Tigers fought the Wildcats eye for eye and tooth for tooth until the Blue and White colors started their home stretch sprint. After that Georgetown became a mere speck in the distance. Every member of both teams played well. It takes a blanket like that to cover the situation because you couldn't put out your finger on any man that did much more than any of his fellow strugglers.
Kept Ready for Final Dash
Captain McFarland's exhibition of ability toward the end of the game was due in large measure to a bit of strategy on the part of Coach Clarence Applegran. The coach let McFarland play a few minutes in the first half and then yanked him, running in Foster Helm who is good enough to take almost anybody's place. At the beginning of the second half out came Will Milward and in went Jimmy Mack, fresh and fine. As the Georgetown men lagged slightly under the terrific strain, the Wildcat captain waxed stronger and more accurate. And every time he took a shot, Georgetown's man went a little further into eclipse.
Forwood, Georgetown center, shot the first goal of the game, a neat crip. Underwood tied the score and Milward made it 4 to 2 in favor of the Wildcats. Milward tossed a foul but Georgetown took a 6 to 5 lead on two foul throws and Forwood's field goal. Underwood came back with a field goal, and here they went, Kentucky leading by a whisker and Georgetown sticking closer than a wet shirt.
Georgetown never got the lead after that, but they gave the Wildcats more trouble than a long distance call or a second hand auto.