- Saturday, February 4 1922 -
Kentucky - 28 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Centre College - 21 (Head Coach: Bo McMillin)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 13, Centre 10
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
University of Kentucky Net Men Triumph Over Centre Quintet of Danville
WILDCATS WIN BY 28-21 SCORE
Colonel McMillin Holds Up Game Half Hour Arguing With Referee Over Field Goal
Danville, KY., - The University of Kentucky southern championship basketball team triumphed over the Centre College quintet by the score of 28 to 21 here tonight in one of the hardest fought battles ever staged on the local floor.
A superior ability at the passing game in the second half gave the Wildcats a lead which the Colonels were unable to overcome. The score see-sawed continually in the first half, but Centre weakened in the second stanza and scored only 11 points to Kentucky's 15. Excellent defensive work featured the play of both teams, with the visitors carrying a slight advantage in this line, too.
Flippin was the first to score, and Centre held the lead for three minutes, until fast work by Adkins at the goal put the visitors on top. The game then see-sawed until a minute before the end of the second half, when the score stood 13 to 10 in favor of the Kentucky team.
Just before the whistle for the half was blown, Green tossed a goal from under the basket, but the referee held it was no goal because Green was out of bounds. Colonel Bo McMillin, coach of the Centre team, remonstrated and the game was held up for half an hour while the arguing went on.
As it turned out, however, the goal would not have affected the result of the game had it been counted.
Centre rallied near the middle of the second half, and once stood on the short end of a 20 to 18 score. The comeback, however, was short lived as baskets by Adkins and Lavin put the Cats well out in front again.
Lavin and Adkins did stellar work for the Blue and White, while Green and Covington played a very aggressive game for the Gold and White. Snoddy's and Burnham's defensive work was excellent.
Game Writeup - Danville Messenger (February 6, 1922)
CENTRE TEAM IS OVERCOME BY WILDCATS
Colonels Put Up Game Fight Against Kentucky State, But Lose by Close Margin - Play Maryville Tonight
Kentucky University Saturday night took the measure of Centre College at basket ball by the score of 28 to 21. The affair was a nip-and-tuck one until the latter part of the contest when the visitors pulled away.
Centre got off in front when Flippin tossed a basket in the first few minutes of play. A long basket by Atkins gave the Wildcats the advantage and they led at the close of the first half by the score of 13 to 10. As the half ended, Green shot a goal from under the basket. Referee Jamison ruled that it did not count on the ground that Green stepped outside the court. Coach McMillin protested and a half hour argument ensued. A compromise finally was reached that would have been satisfactory to both had the two points figured in the victory.
Centre carried State along at a merry clip and at one stage the Wildcats were leading 20 to 18, but then the Colonels weakened and the Wildcats walked away with the game. Green and Covington starred for Centre, while Lavin and Atkins were best for Kentucky.