- Thursday, February 5 1920 -
Tennessee - 29 (Head Coach: John Bender)
Kentucky - 24 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Officials: Referee - Robert Hinton (Georgetown)
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Game Writeup - Kentucky Kernel
TENNESSEE VICTOR BY NARROW MARGIN
Wildcat Basketeers Defeated, 29 to 24, By Southern Neighbors
In the hardest-fought basketball game ever witnessed in the Kentucky gymnasium the University of Kentucky Wildcats met defeat Thursday night at the hands of the quintette from the University of Tennessee, by the close score of 24 to 29. The score remained close throughout the game, and during the second half Tennessee was able to keep a lead of five points continuously. During the second half Kentucky outplayed Tennessee from the point of floor work and also from the score made during the period.
The gymnasium at the Armory was filled to its capacity Thursday night when the Kentuckians and the Tennesseans faced each other in their annual basketball scrap. The Tennessee team was flushed with the success of their easy victory from Georgetown the night before, and the Wildcats outfit was determined that the honor of Kentucky should be trampled upon in no such overwhelming manner.
The game was a fight from start to finish, and both teams came in for their share of the personal fouls. The fast floor work of Blakey and Hayden, Kentucky forwards, stood out very prominently. Blakey succeeded in making a point out of every foul he attempted to shoot. For Tennessee, Troutman was most successful in goal shooting. The entire team was unusually fast, and seemed always to have plenty of ability for offensive basketball.
Tennessee secured a slight lead early in the game, but soon the hard playing of Kentucky had evened the score to 8 and 8 and then the first half ended with Tennessee leading by six points. Throughout the second half Tennessee kept a lead of five points, and when the final whistle blew Kentucky had still been unable to lessen the small margin.