- Wednesday, February 17 1915 -
Tennessee - 13 (Head Coach: Zora Clevenger)
Kentucky - 22 (Head Coach: Alpha Brumage)
Officials: Referee - Charles Keith (Eastern Kentucky State Normal)
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
KENTUCKY DEFEATS TENNESSEE, 22 TO 13
Volunteer Basketball Team Played off Feet By the Wildcat Five
TUSSLE IS A FAST ONE
Before an immense crowd of cheering enthusiasts at the Woodland auditorium the Wildcat quintet ran away from the Volunteers in a closely contested basketball game last night. The final score was 22 to 13. The beautiful team work of the Wildcats in passing the ball was a feature of the game, as was also the wonderful goal shooting by Tuttle, Scott and Captain Morgan. Scott, the hard working and steady guard, was in the game from start to finish, and every Tennessee man kept a close eye on Tuttle, who was credited with playing a wonderful game at Knoxville several weeks ago. Server, the big Kentucky center, who usually figures most prominently in the point winning, had an off night and was unable to find the right spot above the little iron ring.
Gumbert, who played at guard, while Tuttle was shifted to forward, played a good game. There was several minutes of fast play before a single goal was made, during which time both teams carried the ball back and forth across the floor, seemingly at will. However, the Tennessee boys were not able to handle the ball quite as well as the local quintet. For Tennessee Klein played the strongest game, in which he was well backed up by McSpadden and Kleinert.
Although the volunteers took the Wildcats into camp in two games at Knoxville recently, the local boys broke the hoodoo, and judging from the amount of enthusiasm and like displayed will put into a strong bid to make a clean sweep of the two-game series. The game was exceedingly hard and fast, but few fouls were called on either side.
The same teams will play the second game of this series and the fourth game of the season at the Woodland auditorium tonight. Tomorrow the Tennessee team will go to Louisville to play one or two games with the University of Louisville team. Kentucky defeated Louisville several weeks ago 18 to 14, which would indicate that the margin is short between the Tennessee and Louisville quintets, unless the Volunteers should be stale from the two Kentucky and one Central University games.