- Thursday, January 21 1926 -
Centre College - 25 (Head Coach: William Maher)
Kentucky - 45 (Head Coach: Ray Eklund)
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Halftime Score: Kentucky 23, Centre 17
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|Georgia Tech 25 - 24|||||Georgetown College 25 - 20|
Game Writeup - Louisville Courier-Journal
Cats Conquer Centre With Ease, 45 to 25Lexington, Ky., Jan. 21 - Playing listlessly but outclassing their opponents, the University of Kentucky basketball team tonight easily defeated Centre College's quintette, 45 to 25. Centre was no match for the smoothly functioning Wildcat five, which while far off on its basket-shooting, never was pushed after the first quarter of the contest.
Centre drew first blood when O'Neil was successful in shooting a foul but State soon was out front by 11 to 2. Centre rallied here and sinking the majority of its tries for field goals gained a total of ten points. The Blue and White tossers then began taking a more accurate aim and were out front, 23 to 17, at the half.
Mohney registered two fouls for the first points in the second half and from that point on, the game was one-sided. Centre never being able to penetrate close to the basket. State ran in a string of subs late in the game and they succeeded in holding Centre's scoring to a minimum.
State missed may shots for field goals and displayed but little of the form exhibited against Georgia Tech last Saturday night. Centre, although held to fewer scoring chances than the Blue and White, took advantage of most of its opportunities.
Mohney, Cat forward, was the leading scorer of the fray with eleven points. He had just one more than three of his teammates - McFarland, Jenkins and Underwood. O'Neil was the chief point getter for the Colonels with nine to his credit.
Mohney had to be taken out of the contest in the last half after he was knocked groggy in a collision. He played for a little time after the accident but was soon removed.
Centre was a half hour late in arriving for the contest. The team was driven to Lexington from Danville in busses and the slippery condition of the roads put it behind schedule.