- 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.
Game Writeup - Knoxville Sentinel
VOLS RECEIVE TROUNCING AT HANDS OF KENTUCKY STATE, ROUGH GAME
Special to the Knoxville Sentinel
LEXINGTON, Feb. 18. - The University of Tennessee basketball team was defeated here last night by the Kentucky State quintet in a "blood and thunder" game, 22 to 13. Very little basketball was in evidence. Both teams seemed to be out for revenge and the fur was made to fly on more than one occasion. Klein was the luminary for Tennessee.
Game Writeup - [by Ed Danforth] Lexington Leader
STATE DEFEATS TENNESSEE 22-13
Wildcats Lead From Start in Basket Ball Game at Auditorium
The State University basket ball five hit their stride last night at the Auditorium and checked the quintet from University of Tennessee. The score was 22 to 13.
The Wildcats led from the barrier and never were the Vols in striking distance of the flying Blues. The game was devoid of much real basket ball. The ten basketeers played each other off their respective feet, but often forgot about the ball and its uses. However the mill furnished a world of excitement and the packed house was kept on edge all the time.
Captain Morgan and Tuttle snagged some of the prettiest shots seen here this season and led in the counting for the Cats. Coach Brumage's men showed flashes of gilt edge team work and were out to win.
The Tennesseans were possibly crippled by the absence of Reeder, but they were there with the old pep. The way Greenwood stuck to Server was a really beautiful picture, and the major part of the passing was borne by the aggressive Klein.
The Orange and White team will meet the Wildcats at the Auditorium tonight in the final game of the series, and the signs say that it will be full of thrills from the first whistle. The game will be called at 8 o'clock.