- 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.
Game Writeup - Louisville Courier-Journal
Centre Wins Net Honors From State
Colonels Vanquish Wildcats By Two Points in Hard-Fought Basketball Contest
MAVER STAR OF GAME
DANVILLE, Ky., Feb. 8. - Centre College tonight made fast its claim to the basketball championship of Kentucky by defeating Kentucky University in a hard-fought contest by the score of 29 to 27. The Colonels now have won five games and lost none, while the Wildcats have been vanquished in only the one game.
To Maver goes chief credit for the Danville victory. His floor work was remarkable, while his basket shooting was the best ever witnessed in the local gym. He tallied twenty-one of Centre's points, six being made by McMillan and two by Walden.
The Colonels ran away with the first half and at its close led by a score of 17 to 7, but the Wildcats came back with rare gameness in the final period and scored twenty points to Centre's twelve. AT the outset of the contest Maver threw three baskets, starting his team in a lead that was never overcome.
King was State's mainstay. He performed brilliantly a-floor and shot baskets in a brilliant manner.
The Colonels are scheduled to meet Georgetown Friday night.