- Tuesday, January 12 1926 -
Kentucky - 36 (Head Coach: Ray Eklund)
Georgetown College - 21 (Head Coach: Walter Hovater)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 9, Georgetown 9
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Wildcats come From behind to Defeat Georgetown Tigers
Ray Eklund's University of Kentucky Wildcats stormed the lair of the Georgetown College Tigers here tonight and walked off with a 36 to 21 victory. The score was the same as that of the first game between the two teams last year, with Kentucky on the winning side of the ledger.
The Wildcats seemed unable to get going at the start of the game and trailed Georgetown for the first 14 minutes of play, finally tieing the count at 9 to 9 at the end of the half. Kentucky's first field goal was tossed by Captain Carey from mid-court after both outfits had been battling for some time with neither getting anywhere. The Tigers, with a tight defense that baffled the Wildcats, who were decidedly backward about scoring, held the advantage throughout the first period.
Mohney Breaks Ice
Gayle Mohney broke the ice immediately after the first jump in the second half by snagging a field goal and free throw in quick succession, only to have the Tigers even matters in short order. With the score 16 to 15 in favor of the Wildcats, Eklund's boys went on a shooting rampage that temporarily overwhelmed the Tigers, who seemed powerless to stem the avalanche of goals that sailed through the hoops.
As has been the case in every game this season, the Wildcats were forced to play hard toward the close of the battle. This late beginning has a tendency to worry Coach Eklund and he gave the players a good talk in the dressing rooms following the game. Jenkins and Underwood, who relieved Alberts and Besuden, were the instigators of Kentucky's late rally, counting field goals in rapid succession. McFarland and Mohney also found the basket with uncanny regularity during the final period.
Georgetown had a hard playing quintet that had Kentucky on the run for some time, using a peculiar three-man attack which, in most instances, left Carey alone under the goal. The Tigers rarely resorted to passing and usually cut loose with long shots from all parts of the floor. The Kentucky basketeers missed crip after crip during the first half, but the percentage of misses was comparatively low when they reached their stride.
Kentucky Uses Four-Man Attack
Kentucky used a four-man attack, missed with a short dribble by one player that kept the Tigers guessing, but time after time the passes went wrong and sailed straight into the hands of a Georgetown sprinter who started on a dash down the floor that usually ended in a head-on collision with Burgess Carey, human battering ram of the Blue and White squad.
Few fouls were called during the game. However, the Cats showed ability at caging free throws, making good six out of eight, while Georgetown split even on ten chances.
Bradbury and Boswell were the scoring luminaries for Georgetown, getting nine points each, while Collier counted the other three. The Tigers made only two field markers from inside the foul line.
The most noticeable defect in the Kentucky scoring machinery was in the passing. The Cats did not come up properly to meet the ball and the heaves frequently were intercepted. This will all come out in the scrimmages between now and Saturday night, when Georgia Tech invades the Blue Grass for the first time in three years.