- Saturday, January 15 1927 -
Vanderbilt - 48 (Head Coach: Josh Cody)
Kentucky - 32 (Head Coach: Basil Hayden)
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Halftime Score: Vanderbilt 25, Kentucky 16
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|Kentucky Wesleyan 24 - 31|||||Tennessee 14 - 19|
Game Writeup - by Frank K. Hoover, Lexington Herald
Wildcats Are Beaten by Vandy, 48 to 32
Vanderbilt passed too fast and shot too accurately for the University of Kentucky Wildcats at the Euclid avenue gymnasium last night and ran up a 48 to 32 score while the Wildcats stood by, almost helpless to defend themselves against a team which towered high above them and which possessed two players - Baker and Bridges - who just couldn't miss when they took a crack at the basket.
Kentucky did remarkably well in the first half, that is during the first 15 minutes of the period, alternating in the lead with their friendly enemies until the final five minutes, when Baker and Bridges found the goal more frequent and forged ahead at the conclusion of the period by a 25 to 16 score.
Phipps started activities in the second half with a follow up shot and besides another set-up shot made by Phipps, Kentucky allowed Vanderbilt to run the score up rapidly with first Bridges, then Stuart, and then Bridges tallying. Phipps broke the ice for the Wildcats again with another crip and Ropke made a pretty one from the foul line. Jenkins added two foul throws and Phipps shot another crip. Thomas, substitute for Baker, made a goal for Vandy and then Ropke and Jenkins made two goals from the field, Paul scoring his lone field goal of the game within a minute of its close.
Frank Phipps evidently is tickled pink that he led the scoring, and well he should be, for he played the best game he has shown this season, dropping in five field goals on crips and follow up shots.
From the standpoint of the game, the 'Cats did well to hold their much taller opponents to the small margin of victory. With the possible exception of Bridges, the Vandy men were all six footers and hardly ever failed to get possession of the ball after a jump. Dees did fine work at warding off crip shots, although the opponents' passing attack was so swift that he often lost the ball in the haze and guarded another man, while the other fellow made an easy goal.
Knadler shot four out of five free throws, while Jenkins got four out of six.