- Monday, February 6 1922 -
Kentucky - 26 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Georgetown College - 17 (Head Coach: Paul Rhoton)
|Goebel "Hike" Forwood||3||0||0||6|
Halftime Score: Georgetown College 10, Kentucky 10
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Centre College 28 - 21|||||Washington & Lee 21 - 20|
Game Writeup - by J.A. Estes, Lexington Herald
Blue and White of Kentucky Triumphant in Great Battle with Georgetown
WILDCATS BEAT TIGERS, 26 TO 17
Record Breaking Crowd Sees University Champions Draw Away in Final Moments of Thrilling Contest
SCORE TIED AT HALF 12-12
Georgetown, Ky., - Georgetown College's hopes for a State basketball championship flew at half mast tonight after the Tigers' battle with the University of Kentucky Wildcats. The Wildcats defeated the Gold and Black quintet by the score of 26 to 17, exactly the same count as that by which the Tigers humbled the University outfit in the opening game of the season.
Never were two laboring teams more lustily cheered, never a battle more courageously fought and never a victory more cleanly earned than in the Georgetown gymnasium tonight.
That's a robust mouthful, but anything less wouldn't be enough.
Georgetown opened the battle by annexing a 6 to 0 lead. Near the end of the half the Wildcats overhauled their former conquerors and stood on the double figure end of a 10 to 8 score, but a minute before the first period was up Forwood caged an impromptu goal from the 15 foot mark and knotted the problem again.
History was repeating itself fast. In the first game between the two teams, played on the Kentucky floor, the score was tied at 10 to 10 at the end of the first half. In that game the Cats had jumped off to a 7 to 0 lead to be overhauled in the final minute of the first period.
In the second half the Black and Gold quieted the Wildcat rooters a few minutes by taking a 12 to 10 lead. Lavin shot a foul and then Adkins caked a beautiful shot from half way down the court. Thirty seconds later he duplicated this, only with a slightly longer shot. Forwood scored with a handsome goal and the score was 15 to 14 in favor of the visitors. Funk knotted it at 15 all with a foul, and a minute later put the Tigers in the lead with a field goal. That was nine minutes before the timer's pistol announced the end of the game.
Lavin started the Wildcats' comeback with a field goal, tying the score. Adkins followed suit. Both teams were fighting like demons but the distance and furious pace were beginning to tell on the Tigers. King and Hayden caked a field goal apiece and just as King started to shoot a foul, Georgetown called time out. There were 40 seconds left to play. In that remaining 40 seconds Bill King shot the foul and wafted a field goal into the hoop from half way down the floor.
The largest crowd that ever saw a basketball game in the Tiger gym cheered themselves hoarse over the fray.