- Friday, February 8 1918 -
Tennessee - 12 (Head Coach: R.H. Fitzgerald)
Kentucky - 40 (Head Coach: Stanley A. Boles) - [Final Rank ]
|H. C. Thomas||3||2||3||8|
Halftime Score: Kentucky 22, Tennessee 6
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|Tennessee 33 - 26|||||Kentucky Wesleyan 21 - 21|
Game Writeup - by Tom Underwood, Lexington Herald
Insult Added to Injury by Wildcat Five
Kentucky Bench Men Play Rings Around Revised Lineup of Tennessee Volunteers
Substitutes, long minus glory, came into their own last night. The basketball scrap between the Wildcats and the University of Tennessee, fought out at the University of Kentucky gymnasium, furnished a chance for the satellites who have been adorning the benches to adorn the hardwood.
The Wildcats hopping out to turn loose a collection of team work which baffled the Volunteers took a lead which counted much in a 40 to 12 victory. It was an easy road for Daddy Boles' bunch after the first ten minutes.
Every point for Tennessee, with the exception of three goals from fouls thrown by Center Callahan, was made by a man sent in by a substitute. Bell, who started the game Thursday; Landers and Bradford copped the honors after relieving regulars.
The game heaped insult upon the injury of Thursday night, when Tennessee was beaten by the Wildcats, 33 to 26.
Fast team play, in which Shanklin, Thomas and Bastin did the feature work, let Pat Campbell, who hung out beneath goal, take it easy and drop five in the pocket without difficulty. Shanklin, who threw three goals, one after a long dribble down field, and Thomas, with the same number of field points, also starred.
Big Ben Marsh, going in for Thomas at guard, looked like Gulliver among the Lilliputians, and stalked up and down the field with ease, throwing three field goals and a considerable number of men during the last part of the game. Zerfoss, also going in as a 'sub' flashed up the teamwork which even in the first part of the game had been too much for Tennessee.
Tennessee tonight plays Transylvania's Crimsons at 8 o'clock at the Transy gymnasium, finishing up a three day invasion of the basketball floors of Lexington.
Game Writeup - [by Ike Parrish] Lexington Leader
WILDCATS AGAIN DEFEAT VOLUNTEERS
The Volunteers of the University of Tennessee were defeated again last night by the Wildcats on the University of Kentucky floor by a score of 40 to 12. The Wildcats' first team took the floor at the beginning of the contest and in the first half ran up a score which practically overwhelmed the visitors. They then turned the contest over to the "wild kittens" who held the lead admirably, scoring only four less points in the second half than the first team did in the initial half.
Campbell, captain and forward of the University of Kentucky squad, played near the goal and dropped the ball into the basket, while Shanklin, Thomas and Bastin did the real work. Campbell's goals netted ten of the 22 points made in the first half. During this period five fouls were called on each team, and four of Tennessee's six points made in the first half were gotten by the accurate foul throwing of Callaway, giant center for the Volunteers.
The representatives of the University of Tennessee became desperate in the second half when they entered the game with a score of 22 to 6 piled up against them. Dishman went in for Glickman, of Kentucky, in the first period when the latter was benched for dumping Bell, Star forward for the Volunteers, on the hardwood.
Shortly after the opening of the second half Marsh went in for Thomas, Zerfoss for Shanklin and McKinney for Bastin. Marsh placed three field goals in the second half, thus leading the scoring in this period. He was all over the floor at once and gave his opponents rough treatment on more than one occasion. Zerfoss speeded up the team work and placed two field goals.
The team work of the Wildcats surprised and bewildered the Tennessee men, far surpassing that of Thursday night. Bell, who made the greater number of points in the first game, was unable to get near the basket and scored only one field goal in each half. Bradford substituting for Wexler at guard and Landers, substituting for Lovell at forward while Lovell went to center and Callaway dropped out of the contest, placed the other two field goals which made up the six points scored by the volunteers in the second half.
The Tennesseans will play the Transylvania College five tonight in the Transylvania gymnasium at 8 o'clock, while the Wildcats will go to Winchester this afternoon to meet the Kentucky Wesleyan College five tonight.