- Saturday, January 22 1927 -
Kentucky - 16 (Head Coach: Basil Hayden)
|Van Buren Ropke||1|
|C. Foster Helm||4|
Georgia Tech - 48 (Head Coach: Roy Mundorff)
|William "Tiny" Hearn||19|
Halftime Score: Georgia Tech 20, Kentucky 2
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|Tennessee 14 - 19|||||Centre College 27 - 25|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
WILDCATS LOSE TO TECHMEN, 48 TO 16
ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 22 (AP) -- The University of Kentucky, completely outclassed in every department, was smothered under a 48 to 16 score here tonight by the basketball five from Georgia Tech. The invaders never seriously threatened from the start of the game until the final gun put an end to their belated rally.
The score at the half was 20 to 2 in favor of Tech. The play of Jenkins and Helm stood out for the visitors, the latter spoiling many seemingly perfect Tech shots and the former making a consistently brilliant display of dribbling. Hearn, giant Tech center, carried off individual scoring honors of the game with 19 points.
Game Writeup - Atlanta Constitution by Dick Hawkins
Tech Beats Kentucky, 48-1 --- Petrels Lose, 43-30
Jackets Grab Lead At First of Game; Tiny Hearn Stars
Completely outclassed by the five-cornered Tornado of Georgia Tech, the Kentucky Wildcats took a severe beating in Tech gymnasium Saturday night to the tune of a 48-to-16 score.
From the time the game started, until the final pistol halted a belated rally on the part of the invaders, the outcome of the battle was in no way doubtful. The usual story is to be told. The Wildcats sent a small on the floor and before they awoke to what was happening, the half was ended, with the score 20 to 2 on the side of the Yellow Jackets. Hearn, as usual, was the high scorer of the Yellow and White, and it was a great night for the big lad with his opponents all many, many inches shorter.
There may have been exceptions but our recollection is that every tip went to the big boy and that is a mighty big advantage right at the outset. The lanky center of the Tornado scored 19 points before he was relieved by Wexelbaum near the close of the game, and nearly all of his baskets came on the second or third try. He would shoot at the basket and then with three or four of the opposition swarming on him like so many ants on a bone, he would proceed to take the ball out of the rafters and keep on shooting until it dropped.
Nick Shares Limelight
Nick George, the speed demon who defends a guard position shared the limelight with Hearn, making a total of 11 points before Largen took his place to play the last few minutes. George's dribbling was one of the brightest spots in the game. The little guard displayed even greater speed than usual and it was largely due to his efforts that Jenkins, known as one of the greatest floor men in the conference, was unable to make his usual quota of points.
Coach Mundorff used 13 played in the course of the game and six of these were forwards. Morton, Player, Moreland, Pelletierre, Wilder and Wilson all cavorted at the forward positions in fast succession until the scorers were in a maze from which they scarcely recovered before the end of the fracas.
The speed of Jenkins and Dees, Wildcat guards, cut down scoring of Tech's forwards, but with Hearn ready to do his balancing act under the basket, the usual points of Player, Wilder, Moreland and the other speedy forwards were not essential.
At the beginning of the game the Tech floor work was good but the close guarding made them change from a short passing game to the old cart wheel system with Tiny Hearn as the hub under the basket. The guards worked as well with Hearn in action but the mere fact that they were on hand meant little because none of them had the height to cope with the Tech giant.
The play of Jenkins and Helm was outstanding for the visitors. Naturally a mere six-footer like Helm was helpless at center, but his floor work was good, and he spoiled many a shot for Hearn which might otherwise have meant added points. Jenkins is a remarkable dribbler, but the guarding of Jamieson and George made his speed useless.
In short, the aggregation of the Jackets as it was seen on Saturday should be a great contender for the conference crown if things do not change considerably. One of the outstanding things of the game was the fact that the changing of the Jacket lineup seemed to make no difference at all. The reserve material on the Mundorff roster is a gold mine of strength.
Scrappy Sullivan, who refereed, and Sam Glassman, the umpire, should be highly complimented for their work Saturday. It is true that the game was remarkably clean but it was also fast and if there was any laxity on the parts of these two officials we failed to see the same.