- Tuesday, February 1 1927 -
Kentucky - 19 (Head Coach: Basil Hayden)
|C. Foster Helm||4|
|Van Buren Ropke||2|
Georgetown College - 26 (Head Coach: Walter Hovater)
Halftime Score: Georgetown 15, Kentucky 4
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|Centre College 27 - 25|||||Washington & Lee 34 - 36|
Game Writeup - by Edwin Ashford, Lexington Herald
Georgetown Vanquishes Wildcats, 26 to 19
3,000 Persons See Tigers Carry Lead From Start to Finish in Exciting Battle
BRADBURY, HAWKINS STARS
GEORGETOWN, Ky., Feb. 1 -- Close to 3,0000 persons saw Georgetown College defeat the University of Kentucky basketball team here tonight by the score of 26 to 19. This victory tightens Georgetown's hold on the state championship.
Georgetown went ahead early in the game and never relinquished the lead, although Kentucky made a desperate comeback in the last half. After two minutes of play, Harrod, of Georgetown, made a beautiful long shot for the first score of the game. Bradbury followed with two difficult baskets making the score 6 to 0.
Jimmy Sharpe scored first for the Wildcats when he hit a free throw. Harrod got a long goal for Georgetown and Hawkins followed with a goal on the tip-off. Both teams were playing tight defensive ball and both were resorting to long shots. Georgetown's offense, at this stage of the game appeared much better than Kentucky's and both Tiger guards were playing great defensive ball. The half closed with the score at 15 to 4 in favor of Georgetown. Kentucky was held to one field goal in the half.
Bradbury started the scoring in the second half with a free throw. The offense of the Wildcats began to function better with Helm and Jenkins playing splendid offensive games. Helm hit a nice crip and Hawkins retaliated with a long field goal. Jenkins swung into action and made two consecutive goals. Jimmy Sharpe added two foul goals.
Georgetown's defense tightened at this period of the contest and the Wildcat rally was stopped.
The game was featured by the excellent team work of the Georgetown team and the sensational floor work of Bradbury, Jenkins and Dees were the best for Kentucky.
The game was the best ever seen on the local floor and kept the fans in a continuous uproar.