- Friday, January 18 1924 -
Kentucky - 13 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
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|C. Foster Helm||0|
Tennessee - 20 (Head Coach: M. Beal Banks)
Halftime Score: Tennessee 12, Kentucky 4
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Cats Lose to Vols, 20-13, as Freshmen Win
VOLS' SHORT PASS WORKS
Opening up with a volley of field goals and breaking through the defense of the Kentucky quintet with little difficulty, the Tennessee Volunteers captured a 20 to 13 victory here tonight. Tennessee's rushing atack in the first few minutes of the game piled up a seven point lead which the visiting team was never able to overcome.
The Volunteers outplayed the 'Cats in every department of he game and were never once threatened by the spurt attacks of the invaders. At the end of the first half the count stood 12 to 4, Milward and Boren having cripped two goals for the visitors.
Tennessee's impenetrable defense and short pass system completely baffled the visitors and had it not been for a slack in the play after a good margin had been piled up, the 'Cats would have never totaled 13 points. Harkness started the scoring for the Orange and White, when he looped a crip in the first minute of play. Following close behind this, he hung another double and Captain Hatcher cashed in on a free shot. Keister, guard, made the most sensational shot of the evening when he swooped up a dribble and hurled the ball through the iron from midcourt. This brought Tennessee's total up to seven and the Blue Grass quintet had not yet located the basket.
Milward, center, chalked up Kentucky's first score when he dropped a crip through the net after a nice dribble had been made by Riefkin. Tennesseee scored five more points before the Blue-clad warriors were able to find the basket again. This time Boren hung a neat one from a good angle.
In the second half the Wildcats, strengthend by an array of subs injected before the first half had ended, staged a feeble but telling comeback. Bowe for the Volunteers led off the scoring in the second semester but was followed closely with three doubles by Underwood and Milward, the former getting two. Underwood's shot was the best of the Kentucky shooting as he evaded a mass of guards and looped the net from a long angle.
Kentucky's comeback was shortlived when Hatcher started the scoring for Tennessee again. He looped two doubles straight and cashed in on two free tickets. McFarland added two more two counters to the Kentucky list, bringing the total score to 13.
The last five minutes of the game was listless and neither team showed a great amount of pep. Kentucky faild to take advantage of opportunities in the last half and time after time missed short, easy shots. The local team was forced to work fast while at the net. McFarland and Milward tied with four points each as high scorer for the Wildcats. Underwood followed with three while Boren acounted for a single. Harkness and Hatcher led the Vol socring attack while Johnson was the defensive luminary of the game.