- Saturday, February 8 1919 -
Kentucky - 22 (Head Coach: Andrew Gill) - [Final Rank ]
|H. C. Thomas||10|
Cumberland - 21 (Head Coach: P.R. Jones)
|Paul Adkins (*)||8|
Halftime Score: Kentucky 12, Cumberland 11
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Tennessee 22 - 40|||||Vanderbilt 26 - 36|
Game Writeup - Kentucky Kernel
WILDCATS WIN TWO BUT LOSE TO UNIV. OF TENN.
Two out of three games were won by the Wildcat basketball five on their trip thru Southern Kentucky and Tennessee last week. Chattanooga University fell victim to Kentucky aggressiveness by a score of 28 to 25. The University of Tennessee won from the Cats, scoring 40 points, while Kentucky had to be content with 22. Cumberland College lost in a 21 to 20 game.
The Wildcats were troubled thruout their journey by the inability of various men, one of whom was deaf and dumb and blind, according to one of the Kentucky basketball artists, to referee basketball games.
George Zerfoss was the outstanding player in the Cumberland College scrap. He threw five field goals for a total of ten points. Adkins, star player for Cumberland, told Coach Gill that he was coming to Kentucky next semester.
Game Writeup - Cumberland College Monthly(February 1919)
In a game tense with excitement State nosed out a victory of 22-21. The small score indicates the style of play, the old man-to-man scrimmage. The game was full of tussles for the ball, fouls and arguments.
The big crowd gave Adkins a noisy welcome. He appeared in his old place at center. State knew his shooting ability from experience and all through the game some white-jerseyed guard was riding him. He tapped the ball over his opponent at will. Siler and Wood did beautiful work in holding Kentucky's crack forwards.
It was nip and tuck throughout the game. Kentucky was leading 12-11, when the timekeeper's whistle stopped the first half. Cumberland tied the score in the second half and pulled ahead for a short time. Adkins and Thomas each caged a spectacular long shot. - F.W.