- Saturday, February 14 1920 -
Kentucky - 15 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Centre College - 44 (Head Coach: Ray Higgins)
|Bo McMillin (*)||6||3||15|
|James 'Red' Roberts||2||0||4|
|Madison Bell (*)||7||0||14|
|Ed Diddle (*)||1||1||3|
Halftime Score: Centre 15, Kentucky 10
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Tennessee 26 - 27|||||Georgetown College 28 - 16|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
"Bo" McMillan Gets Back in Game; Wildcats Lose to Centre, 44 to 15
DANVILLE, Ky., Feb. 14. -- "Centre 44, Kentucky 15," announced the scorekeeper at the close of the Wildcat-Colonel clash here tonight. And thereby hangs a tale.
McMillan & Company, whose principal occupation of late has been that of putting Centre and Danville on the map, threw a bombshell into the Wildcat camp. After a more or less severe conflict with studies which last three weeks, the one and only "Bo" reappeared in the Centre lineup and led his teammates to victory.
To the person who follows high school basketball, it will appear that more than one surprise was dished out here tonight. In a preliminary to the big event of the evening, the Louisville high school basketeers, reputed State champions, were rushed off their feet and vanquished by the Danville high school representation, 33 to 18.
McMillan, aided by Bell, stalwart, and a goal lassoer of no mean authority, gave old Centre the State championship tonight. At no stage of the contest was the Lexington five dangerous, but managed to hold Centre down to 15 points in the first period, while Blakey and Haydon were gathering ten. In the second period Centre cut loose and couldn't miss the hooped net. Lavin, Smith and Wilhelm were rushed into the fray, but could not avert the crash with which the Wildcats hit the wall of defeat.
Ridgeway replaced Smith in the regular lineup at the beginning of the game tonight. Smith has been performing at guard all season, but Ridgeway's work has been such that he merited advancement to the first squad.
Game Writeup - Kentucky Advocate
Vanquishes Kentucky in One Sided Game Saturday Evening - Bell and McMillan Star
The Kentucky State basketball quintette came over here Saturday to get revenge on the Colonels for the defeat their football team suffered at the hands of Centre last fall. It was a good thing that they announced their intentions before coming over for the spectators would never have guessed that they were out for anything except time. Bo McMillan, who had made up all his deficiencies, got back into the game and put up a great game of ball, scoring 15 points during the engagement. The cold weather kept many from coming over from Lexington, altho there were State rooters scattered around the gym.
Kentucky made the first goal and this was the only time during the contest that the Wildcats were out in front. Bell nabbed a goal with a long shot a few seconds later and a perfect throw of a foul by McMillan gave Centre a point lead. That was all that was necessary to start them. When the first half ended the count stood 15-10 in the Gold and White's favor. State played their best game in this session and during the close range up three goals in succession and looked dangerous.
The second half gave the crowd an opportunity of seeing the Centre team playing true to form. Their floor work was superb and their passing game was the best seen this year, State could make only one field goal in this period and three fouls, while Centre made 29 points. Matty Bell added seven goals to his long record made this season. A number of these were from far angles of the floor. Bo shot six goals, two of them made, when he was seemingly covered by Lexington players. Walden garnered four baskets and played his usual sterling game.
Armstrong played the entire contest and guarded his man like a hawk. Regalo Roberts performed brilliantly at center, getting the jump on his opponent every time. He also shot two pretty goals. The game was fast and furious throughout and the spectators were well repaid turning out. Wednesday the Colonels start their Southern trip, opening up with the University of Louisville that evening, Vanderbilt at Nashville Thursday and Atlanta Athletic club at Atlanta, Ga., Saturday night.