- Saturday, March 1 1930 -
Southern Conference Tournament (at Atlanta, GA)
Kentucky - 44 (Head Coach: John Mauer)
Sewanee - 22 (Head Coach: Lucien Emerson)
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|George "Archie" Sterling||1||2||2||4|
Halftime Score: Kentucky 16, Sewanee 14
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|Maryland 26 - 21|||||Duke 32 - 37|
Game Writeup - Atlanta Constitution
Wildcats Beat Sewanee, 44-22Kentucky's hard-working, lightning-like basketball team cantered into the semi-finals of this Southern conference tournament Saturday night. The Wildcats went in at the expense of Sewanee. The score was 44 to 22.
Kentucky had to fight to stay here over Sunday. The lads from up on the mountain, playing in their first conference tournament and feeling right well after putting out North Carolina State in the first round fought hard Saturday night.
In the first half of the game, Sewanee, led by the scoring tendencies of Dawson and McRee, a pair of sharpshooters, kept on even terms with the Kentucky crew. Kentucky has the two McGinnis boys and McBrayer and Spicer and Combs, all as good as the other and they are hard to keep up with. But during the first half Sewanee kept up and there was never much difference in the score. The half ended with Kentucky leading by a count of 16 to 14.
The story changed, however, in the second half. Kentucky's basketball team is a husky one. It was a bit tougher than Sewanee's Saturday night and shortly after half opened, the pace began to tell on the Tiger. The lads stuck in there and the spirit was as fiery as ever but Kentucky was beginning to wear them down.
The Wildcat was breaking fast; his work under the basket was excellent. The Kentuckians were getting down under the basket, making short shots and following them up. Sewanee was letting go with a prayer from the foul line and usually missing and Kentucky was coming out of the hole with the ball. That made the difference.
Slowly the gap widened. Spicer and Combs were particularly effective. There was one space in the second half when Kentucky made four field goals out of five tries and Combs made three of them. That ran the score up to 38-22 in Kentucky's favor. The Wildcats kept on going and were fighting like cats and dogs a the gun. Sewanee, for a team that has been going nowhere in a very great hurry in years past, made a splendid showing. Kentucky's team was better and therefore won the basketball game.