- Saturday, February 11 1922 -
Kentucky - 23 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Georgetown - 28 (Head Coach: James Colliflower)
Halftime Score: Georgetown 15, Kentucky 13
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Game Writeup - Washington Post
Flavin Features in Defeating Colonels
Georgetown's quintet defeated the Kentucky five last night in one of the best engagements seen on the Hilltop floor this season, 28 to 23. It was a nip and tuck affair throughout, and never during the fracas did either team have a comfortable advantage. The teams battled neck and neck at all times and gave an exceptional exhibition of basketball. Frequently the players would receive ovations from the many spectators present, when the ball dropped through the hoop, breaking a deadlock count.
Johnny Flavin, the sturdy forward of the Hilltop combination demonstrated exceptional ability against the Kentucky basketers, and his accurate basket shooting instrumentally warranted victory for Georgetown. He caged 6 field goals, and the majority of them were caged from difficult angles. Not only did the Georgetown star lead in point contributions, but also displayed aggressiveness in guarding. Several times Flavin prevented opposing baskets by close guarding.Florence Opens Way
Two goals from the line of freedom by Florence started the Georgetown tallying. This was followed respectively by a basket by Flavin. The Kentucky courtmen were not idle, however, as King and Lavin tied the score at 4 all, the former getting a basket, with the latter tossing two in from the fifteen circle. The entire first half was a see-saw affair, and at the sound of the referee's whistle, the Hilltoppers were in the van 15 to 13.
Both combinations came back in the second half determined to win. They fought ferociously, and the brand of basketball was of the best. Adkins of Kentucky deadlocked the count of 15 all. O'Connell at this stage put Georgetown in the lead by breaking through the visitor's defense for two ringers. Despite this lead, Hayden performed the same trick for Kentucky, tieing the teams at 19 all. For nine minutes are quints battled without a score.
At this stage Florence was withdrawn from the fray, and Schmidt inserted. Schmidt broke the ice, with a free toss. Flavin caged another ringer, and thereafter it was Georgetown's victory. Zazzali thrilled the spectators when he dribbled half the length of the floor for a basket.
Hayden, of Kentucky, played an exceptional article of basketball. He caged two field goals and five fouls. Flavin and Zazzali played best for the Hilltoppers.