- Tuesday, January 17 1950 -
Kentucky - 60 (Head Coach: Adolph Rupp) - [Ranked 2nd by AP]
Georgia - 71 (Head Coach: Jim Whatley) - [Unranked]
Halftime Score: Georgia 39, Kentucky 31
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Game Writeup - by Ray Benson, The Red and Black
Bulldogs Stop Kentucky As Schloss Stars, 71-60
Woodruff Hall Mark Broken
Bob Schloss, the goliath of Jacksonville, Fla., ran absolutely wild, breaking the Woodruff Hall floor record with 28 points while holding big Bill Spivey, the seven-foot monster from old Kentucky, to eight tallies.
Joe Jordan froze the ball 30 seconds all by himself with three Kentucky players falling all over him. Georgia jumped to a quick 8-2 lead and were never headed as they won their first victory over the Ruppmen from the Bluegrass state in 19 years, 71-60.
Coach Adolph Rupp must have been right when he said that Joe Jordan was just about the finest floor man in the SEC, as the little fellow from Lyons, Ind., was all over the court to intercept Wildcat passes continuously throughout the contest. Freezing the ball in the last two minutes all by himself is a feat never seen before in aging Woodruff Hall.
Georgia jumped out quick in the first few minutes to grab an 8-2 lead and then ran it to 15-5. The score stood Georgia 39, Kentucky 31, at halftime.
Schloss led the first-half surge of the Bulldogs with 16 tremendous points. The elongated Spivey could make only four, as "Slim" stuck on him like flypaper. Walt Hirsch was the top gun for the Wildcats with 10 first-half points. E.L. Rainey helped Schloss in the first stanza with 11.
As the second half began, Kentucky racked up four straight field goals to run the score to 39-38, but Bob Healey came back to score two goals, and the Bulldogs were once again safe.
Georgia and Kentucky continued to swap fouls and field goals and the Dogs held he lead 64-55 with four minutes left.
Time rolled by and the 'Cats became desperate, fouling Bulldogs left and right. The contest moved to the two minute marker with Coach Whatley's hardwooders still on top , 67-60. Kentucky didn't tally after that, but the Red & Black basketballers gathered four more and the hard-fought, thrill-a-minute contest was over with Georgia handing Kentucky their second conference defeat in five years, 71-60.
'Dog Win - 'Cat Defeat Repetition of 1931 Tilt
Georgia's victory over Kentucky was the first one for the Bulldogs over the Wildcats since 1931. The score in that tilt 19 years ago was 25-16 when Wild Bill Stickland, Buchanan, Ga., threw practically everything in the basket except a Kentucky player.
The three Bluegrass radio stations that came to Athens to broadcast the contest, went away for the first time since '31 with a disgruntled look.
Kentucky's Bill Spivey tips off against Georgia center Bob Schloss while Walter Hirsch (#22) waits for the ball
Bill Spivey (#77) and Georgia's Bob Schloss (#11) watch a field goal attempt by Joe Jordan (#13)
Jim Line (#34) contests a shot by Georgia's Earle Davis (#12) while Bill Spivey waits for the rebound