- Friday, December 21 1928 -
Miami (OH) - 42 (Head Coach: Roy Tillotson)
Kentucky - 43 (Head Coach: John Mauer)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 22, Miami (OH) 19
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Game Writeup - Cincinnati Enquirer
EXTRA PERIODS NEEDED
Before University of Kentucky Quintet Can Turn Back Miami
Lexington, Ky., December 21 - In the most exciting college basket ball game witnessed on a local floor in five years, University of Kentucky defeated Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 43 to 42 in three extra periods tonight. I was the second game and the second victory of the season for the Kentucky quintet.
The team battled furiously to a 38-to-38 ties in the regulation time. The first extra period was scoreless, but the second session made up for what the initial one lacked in spectacular basket ball. Miami apparently had the game tucked away, 40 to 38, when Cecil Combs, Wildcat forward, sank a field goal just as the gun sounded, knotting the score 40 to 40.
In the third extra period, Miami went ahead, 42 to 40, on Richardson's long field goal. Garrard, Miami forward, fouled McGinnins and McGinnis made the count 41 to 42.
A moment later McBrayer passed the oval to Combs, who scored a beautiful crip shot from underneath the basket making the count 43 to 42.
The Wildcats were successful in keeping the ball in their possession until the game ended.