- Thursday, February 12 1925 -
Tulane - 22 (Head Coach: Claude Simons Sr.)
Kentucky - 29 (Head Coach: Clarence Applegran)
|C. Foster Helm||0||3||4||2||3|
Halftime Score: Kentucky 15, Tulane 13
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Game Writeup - by Norris Royden, Lexington Herald
Guarding of Carey and Alberts Proves Kentucky's Advantage in 29-22 Victory
WILDCATS TRY FOR EASY SHOTS
Tulane presented a smashing offensive, the like of which had not been seen here in many moons, but its defense was faulty at times and Kentucky slipped over a 29 to 22 victory on the green shirted lads from New Orleans last night at the University gymnasium.
Kentucky's victory is attributed to the great guarding of Carey and Alberts. The former never strayed far from the Wildcats' basket while the latter was E. Henican's double thoughout the game. The one kept Tulane's crip bets at a minimum and the little boy kept Henican, recognized as one of the South's best dribblers and sharpshooters, from living up to his name.
The Wildcats played consistent ball always trying to deceive the Tulane backguard and get in a crip shot. The visitors' defense lagged at times and with Milward always waiting near for a crip shot, he got numerous chances and made practically every one of them count. Milward was high scorer with 12 points.
The visitors did some pretty work around Kentucky's basket in passing the ball from one to another in an effort to find an opening. However, the Kentucky guards were ever on the alert or when Tulane did get a chance to shoot they were unable to make it good.
Tulane had a fast-forming offensive with E. Henican as the main cog, taking the ball down the center of the floor and with a green shirt driving in to the basket from each sideline. Kentucky's attack varied, the long pass being used at times with Milward coming up to meet the ball, or the Illinois criss cross was brought into play. The long pass failed at times with Tulane's guards going high in the air, but the criss-cross was something the Green couldn't fathom.
Captain McFarland and Underwood were slightly off in the game last night. They did not seem to be able to take the ball away from the visitors as they are wont to do, but they never failed in their purpose in carrying out the Wildcats' set attack. Both missed many goals from afar but whenever a crip shot presented itself, they were deadly.
Kentucky took a lead at the start when Helm made three foul goals. The Green quintet made two field goals and then the Wildcats ran its score up to 12 with Milward making several from beneath the basket. Tulane began scoring with regularity and when the half ended, Applegran's men were only leading by a 15 to 13 score.
Tulane knotted the count on Morgan's two foul throws at the start of the second period. The score seesawed until it was 23 to 22 in Kentucky's favor. Tulane fought desperately for shots from this junction on and its defense crumbled. The Wildcats kept to their job and drove through for three crip shots and put the game safely away in the icebox.