- Friday, February 12 1926 -
Kentucky - 51 (Head Coach: Ray Eklund)
Tennessee - 17 (Head Coach: M. Beal Banks)
Officials: Williams (Y.M.C.A.)
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Jenkins Stars as Wildcats Best Tennessee by Overwhelming Score of 51 - 17
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 12 -- Kentucky state athletic teams annexed their second triumph over the University of Tennessee during this scholastic year when the Wildcat basketeers trebled the Vol quintet's score here tonight in Jefferson Hall, 51 to 17. Last fall, the Blue and White combination defeated the Orange and White gridders.
There was no game tonight, merely an exhibition. The Vols tried hard to stem the tide of the Blue and White success, but all in vain. The Kentucky offense, employing Captain Carey at stationary and the four ponies racing over the court, with Carey feeding them the ball, broke through for crip shots galore and were never forced to attempt long shots. The Kentucky defense however, forced the Vols to resort to long heaves, and these met with little success.
In speed, floor work, shooting and all department of the game the Wildcats excelled the Vols. Vol fans, who packed the gym to witness the game, are hailing the Wildcats as southern champions.
The visitors offered a team of stars with McFarland and Jenkins, the brightest of the bright. Captain Billy Harkness was Tennessee's lone outstanding court luminary.
Several Vol combinations were tried, but in vain. The visitors offered a short passing game, interposed with long heaves which led the receivers beneath the basket for crip shots and the crowd witnessed a great exhibition of basketball.