- Wednesday, February 18 1925 -
Tennessee - 21 (Head Coach: M. Beal Banks)
Kentucky - 26 (Head Coach: Clarence Applegran) - [Final Rank ]
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Halftime Score: Tennessee 14, Kentucky 9
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|Georgetown College 36 - 21|||||Centre College 39 - 10|
Game Writeup - by Tom Reiser, Lexington Herald
Cats Defeat Vols, 26 to 21
HARKNESS IS BRIGHT LIGHT
Overconfidence nearly cost the Kentucky Wildcats a basketball victory last night. Tennessee came to Lexington with the record of a defeat at the hands of Centre by a score of 26 to 23, and a 30 to 13 victory over Georgetown. From the first two stops, it looked as if the Volunteers would be easy sailing for the 'Cats. However, Tennessee secured the jump and ran up a 12 to 1 count before the Wildcats realized that things were not what they seemed.
It was exactly 17 minutes and 18 seconds before "Speedy" Alberts tossed the first field goal for Kentucky. Tennessee had score early in the game after nearly three minutes of play, during which both sides showed ragged basketball and neither appeared to have an advantage.
Harkness, Volunteer captain, scored first. He was quickly followed by Bowe. Alberts then collected a free throw. Tennessee continued to register until the count stood at 12 to 1 in their favor. Alberts caged the first field goal for the 'Cats. Kentucky then began to hit its stride, but the half ended with the score 14 to 9 in favor of the visitors.
During the first period, numerous efforts to score by the Wildcats failed. In the latter part of the first half the 'Cats were able to annex six points in one minute and 50 seconds. They came back strong in the early part of the second frame and quickly tied the score. Harkness broke the knot with a short range basket, but Kentucky took the lead a few seconds later with a free throw by Alberts and two more by Milward. Milward then caged three baskets in rapid succession.
Tennesee showed the strain of the three-day invasion but appeared to have a considerable reserve strength and speed. Neither coach seemed to be satisfied with his charges' efforts and both made a number of shifts and substitutions.
Milward was high counter for the 'Cats with 12 points. Harkness, of Tennessee, was the bright light of the game. Although playing at running guard, he was responsible for 13 of his teams points and led in both the attack and defense.