- Saturday, February 7 1920 -
Tennessee - 27 (Head Coach: John Bender)
Kentucky - 26 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 13, Tennessee 13
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Vols Win in Last Minute of Play
Wildcats Lose Heartbreaker to Tennesseeans; Final Score is 27 to 26
Coming from behind in the last minute of play, the University of Tennessee Volunteers last night captured the final game of their trip through Kentucky from the Wildcat basketball quintet by a score of 27 to 26. The outcome of the contest, hard fought from start to finish, was very much in doubt until the final whistle had blown and local basketball enthusiasts declared it the best played on a Lexington floor this season.
The first few minutes of play demonstrated to the satisfaction of the crowd which packed the University of Kentucky gymnasium that the Wildcats were out for revenge and that the contest would be a "horse race." When the first half ended the score was tied at thirteen all.
At the beginning of the second half, Tennessee went into the lead by four points on two long shots from the floor, but the Wildcats soon collared the Orange quintet and from that time until the last minute of play the Kentucky five looked like winners. Personal fouls called on the Blue by Coach Hinton slowed down the Wildcat attack, however, and three field goals thrown in the last two minutes of play gave the Orange the game.
For the Wildcats, Blakey, Hayden and Everett played their usual good brand of basketball on the attack. Hayden leading in scoring with eleven points. Burnham and Smith took care of the guard positions in acceptable style.
Moss, Tennessee's elongated center, led his team in scoring and put up an unusually good brand of floor work. Troutman at forward and McCabe at guard divided second honors on the Volunteer side.