- Saturday, January 27 1917 -
Kentucky - 19 (Head Coach: William P. Tuttle)
Georgetown College - 22 (Head Coach: Robert Hinton)
|E. Judson Summers||2||4||9||8|
|J. Boyce Taylor||5||0||0||10|
Halftime Score: Georgetown 13, Kentucky 9
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Centre College 31 - 21|||||Rose Polytechnic 33 - 12|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Wildcats Fall Before Tigers
The Georgetown Tigers defeated the Wildcat basketball team last night on the Georgetown floor, 22 to 19.
Sorely crippled by the absence of former Captain Gumbert and "Dutch" Schrader, the Wildats were beaten in the first half 13 to 9, but staged a rally early in the second half and seemed to hit a winning stride. New men, however, playing in new positions failed to stand up successfully against the machine-like work of the Georgetown lads, with the subsequent defeat.
Simpson played his first game at center. Longsworth was shifted to forward to work with Ireland, while McKinney, a freshman worked at guard. Rodes played well at guard.
Taylor, Georgetown's premier athlete, an all-Kentucky forward last year, played the stellar game for the Tigers, making a total of five goals from field.
Game Writeup - The Georgetonian (February 2, 1917)
TIGERS WIN TWO
The Kentucky State "Wildcats" went down in defeat before the Tigers Saturday night, for the first time in several seasons. The score was 22 to 19. the game was hard fought throughout, though the work of both teams was ragged at times.
the game was a rough and tumble affair from the start, with Georgetown leading at the end of the first half, 13 to 9. The "Wildcats" took a brace at the beginning of the second half, but the Tigers rallied and finished strong. Taylor was the individual star for Georgetown, registering five field goals, but the whole team played brilliantly at times. Rodes and Longworth played the best ball for the visitor.
The game as a whole answers well for the Tigers.