- Friday, February 6 1925 -
Kentucky - 18 (Head Coach: Clarence Applegran)
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Georgia Tech - 16 (Head Coach: Harold Hansen)
Halftime Score: Georgia Tech 9, Kentucky 8
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Game Writeup - Atlanta Journal and Constitution
Kentucky Captures Low Scoring Contest
Another of those hard luck games was played Friday night at the Tech gymnasium between the Yellow Jackets and the University of Kentucky. Both sides can claim that they had more than their share of ill luck. The ball wouldn't behave for anybody, and the total number of field goals made during the game was 10. Kentucky, after playing for 13 minutes without scoring a point, finally coaxed the pill through the hoop 6 times, and score enough foul points to win, 18 to 16.
TECH STARTED off in the favor of the goddess of fortune, scoring one point in the first 15 seconds on a foul throw by Wilde. Two more single points and a field basket by Rosser which traveled some 50 feet and then dropped lightly through the hoop gave Tech 5 points.
This was the status at the end of 6 minutes. Then the two teams battled 7 minutes more without either side scoring. Kentucky missed some of the easiest shots they ever had and Tech did just as poorly. Teamwork on both sides was excellent, and passing was snappy and sure, but the efforts would invariably end up with some one missing the basket.
When Kentucky did start scoring, they climbed up to a one-point lead on the Jackets before Denicke increased the latter's total by a field basket. the half ended 9 to 8, with the locals in the lead.
The second half was marked by excessive fouling. It seemed the boys had received instruction to play their hardest, and they went after the ball so vigorously that the referee, Dave Yates, felt called upon to exercise his whistle. Three of the Kentucky men, Milward, Carey and Alberts were forced from the game on account of personals, and two others had three each before the game was over. None of the Tech players had more than two fouls.
Four field baskets scored by the visitors in this half won the game for them. Tech made only one basket, and did so poorly in shooting from the foul line, where they made 5 out of 15 shots, that their cause was lost.