- Tuesday, February 8 1921 -
Kentucky - 27 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Centre College - 29 (Head Coach: Charles McDowell)
|Bo McMillin (*)||6|
|James 'Red' Roberts||0|
Halftime Score: Centre 17, Kentucky 7
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Auburn 40 - 25|||||Georgetown College 56 - 11|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Centre Defeats University of Kentucky by Score of 29 to 27
WILDCATS STAGE SENSATIONAL COMEBACK IN SECOND HALF, BUT LOSE BY TWO POINTS
Danville, Ky., Feb. 8 -- The University of Kentucky basketball team lost to the Centre College five here tonight by the margin of two points, after having staged the most sensational rally in the second half ever seen on the Centre court. The final score was 29 to 27.
The Wildcats played rings around the Gold and White during the last 20 minutes of the turmoil, but a lead of 17 to 7 the Colonels had acquired in the first period was too much for the visitors to overcome.
The teamwork of the Wildcats, admitted by many old basketball fans to be the best ever seen on the Centre court, was the outstanding feature of the contest. The visitors were outplayed during the first half and seemed not to get heated up, but during the last period they got down to work with a near perfect system of passing that was dazzling in its speed and accuracy.
It had been reported that Bill King, forward on the visiting team, would not be able to play, but he was in the line-up tonight, and he played the best game of the whole Kentucky squad. He made a total of 13 points. Maver was the outstanding star of the Centre team, making 21 of Centre's 29 points.
"Bobby" Lavin, diminutive running guard on the visiting team, was slightly injured during the first half, and had to be taken from the floor. Jimmie Wilhelm, who went in his place did good work, making two field goals during the last half.
Centre's victory tonight was its fourth consecutive win and the first defeat of the university team. This game leaves the superiority of the two teams about as much in doubt as ever, as the Kentucky five was completely outplaying the Colonels during the last half and would probably have won with another minute or two to play. The return game will be at the Lexington gymnasium on February 18.