- Saturday, February 9 1946 -
(at Paducah, KY)
Kentucky - 64 (Head Coach: Adolph Rupp)
|J. Ed Parker||1||0||0||1||2|
Vanderbilt - 31 (Head Coach: Garland Morrow)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 30, Vanderbilt 16
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Vanderbilt 59 - 37|||||Tennessee 54 - 34|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Capt. Jack Parkinson Paces Wildcats To 64-31 Decision Over Vanderbilt
PADUCAH, Ky., (AP) -- Kentucky's Wildcats took a 64-31 decision from Vanderbilt University's basketball team here tonight before a capacity crowd of 2,000 persons.
The game was a rather listless one except for a few bright spots. Ralph Beard, Wildcat guard, began the scoring after two and a half minutes of play. The Commodores were held pointless for five full minutes, after which Jay Ball, a guard, broke the ice for Vanderbilt with a free throw. Kentucky settled down to business and behind the point-making of Wallace Jones and Jack Parkinson enjoyed a 30 to 16 lead at the half.
Vanderbilt threatened in the second period when Frank Blair, center, rang up two field goals and Hank Duvier, forward, tossed in another in rapid-fire order. The Wildcats pressed at that stage and the Commodores soon cooled off. Kentucky dominated the play for the remainder of the game.
Parkinson led the point-makers of both teams with 23 markers. Ball was top player for the Commodores with 15.
Kenucky's Ralph Beard (#40) scores the opening points in the Paducah Tilghman gymnasium. Watching Beard score are Vanderbilt's Joe Kraft (#33 in white) and Hank Duvier (#22). Kentucky's Jack Tingle (#33 in blue) watches from the baseline.