- Wednesday, February 7 1912 -
Tennessee - 15 (Head Coach: Zora Clevenger)
Kentucky - 27 (Head Coach: Edwin R. Sweetland)
|W. C. Harrison||2||0||0||4|
|R. C. Preston||0||0||0||0|
Halftime Score: State University 9, Tennessee 5
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|Central University 52 - 10|||||Vanderbilt 28 - 17|
Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
STATE WINS 27-15
DEFEATS UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AND USES BOTH TEAMS - FRESHMEN DOWN ST. PAUL ATHLETIC CLUB
The State University defeated the University of Tennessee basketball team by the score of 27 to 15 Wednesday night, thus adding another victory to their long string of no defeats this season.
A double-header was played Wednesday night, the first being between the State Freshmen and the St. Paul's Athletic Club, which was won by the former 32 to 14.
At the end of the first half of the State-Tennessee game, the score was 9 to 5 in favor of State, and for the second period Director of Athletics Sweetland put the entire second team in the game, who ran the score up to 27 to 15 and played a better game than the 'Varsity team did during the first half. The 'Varsity five showed plainly that they were not in form and the fast Tennessee team lack but a little of coming out on top after the first period. In the early part of the second period they almost played the State men off their feet, but the State boys rallied before it was too late and won their game.
The Tennessee five will go to Georgetown College and will be back in Lexington Saturday to play Transylvania University.
The State University girls will meet the Lexington High School girls on the State floor Thursday night. The game will be called at 7 o'clock.
Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
TENNESSEE UNIVERSITY IS DEFEATED BY STATE
Locals Add Another to the Unbroken Record of Victory This Year
VANDERBILT SIGNS UP - Will Play Here On Nights of February 22 and 23
By a score of 27 to 15 the Kentucky University basketball team last night defeated the University of Tennessee five on the State armory floor, thus adding another victory to their growing list, and remaining undefeated so far during the season. A double-header was played on the floor, the first game being between the State Freshmen and the St. Paul's Athletic Club of Lexington, and was won by the former by a score of 32 to 14.
As has been his former customer, Director of Athletics Sweetland of State, played his entire second team after the first half, and the feature of the game was the better work of the second five over the varsity. At the end of the first half the score was 9 to 5 in favor of the local five, and during the second half the "scrubs" ran up the score of 27 to 15.
The varsity men were noticeably off form in the first, and the fast Tennesseans lacked but a little of coming out on top during the period. However, the Volunteer State men were played off their feet in the early stages of the second period. Few spectacular plays featured the contest, which was clean, and ruled by efficient officials.
The Tennessee five will go to Georgetown tonight to play Georgetown College, and will be back in Lexington Saturday night to play the Transylvania University.
The State University girls will meet the Lexington High School girls at State tonight on the State floor, and the game will be call at 7 o'clock.
A contract was closed yesterday for State to play Vanderbilt on the local floor on the night of February 22 and 23.
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The State freshmen had little trouble in defeating the St. Paul's five, although the score during most of the game was close enough to be interesting.
The Freshman-St. Paul's line-up was as follows:
St. Paul's - Gill and McCarty, forwards; Scully, center; Garland and Scanlon, guards.
Freshmen - Lavencombe and Morgan, forwards; Gay, center; O'Rear and Noel, guards.
Game Writeup - The Idea
VARSITY BEATS TENNESSEE
BY SCORE OF 27 TO 15 IN FAST GAME IN ARMORY, WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
Varsity Plays Badly in First Half
Last Wednesday, State met Tennessee in the Armory, and being somewhat in the habit of winning games, she added another victory to her unblemished record. The game was one of the best ever played here. It was fast and snappy from beginning to end. Tennessee played a great game, but State played better. Every man was a star in his place.
The Varsity team played during the first half, and in that time ran the score p to 9 to 5 against the visitors. At the beginning of the second half the entire team was composed of second team men. The youngsters played a highly satisfactory game, better even than they would have been expected to play. They played like first team men, and when they play that way, they are playing great ball.
Tennessee fought bravely, even fiercely, to win, and to hold the score down, but were outplayed at all times. Their best game was played in the early part of the second half. The second team succeeded in advancing the score to 27 to 15.
The Freshmen played St. Paul's Athletic Club before and after the first half, making the game a double header.
It is not known just who we will play next. Our next game was with Central, Saturday night, but they have refused to play for reasons stated elsewhere in this issue. We may play Transylvania, but it was not definitely known when this was written, but there may be an article elsewhere in this issue in regard to that.