- Monday, February 3 1964 -
Kentucky - 103 (Head Coach: Adolph Rupp) - [Ranked 4th by AP]
Georgia - 83 (Head Coach: Red Lawson) - [Unranked]
Halftime Score: Kentucky 54, Georgia 33
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Game Writeup - by Dale Ouzts, The Red and Black
UK Derails Bulldogs Behind Nash, DeekenThe Kentucky Wildcats outpawed Georgia's Bulldogs in a Woodruff Hall SEC encounter last night, 103-83.
While Adolph Rupp's Wildcat squad was quick, crafty and ho. Coach Harbin "Red" Lawson's charges had lost much of the shine exhibited in their previous three homestand tilts.
The statistics for the game tell the story. Georgia hit 40.3 per cent and Kentucky hit 54.2 per cent from the floor. The 'Dogs made good 73.5 per cent of their free throws and the Wildcats made 882 per cent of their gift shots.
The game was determined in the first half as the Wildcats outpointed the Bulldogs 54 to 33 behind he shooting of Ted Deeken and All-American Cotton Nash. The second half was a different story as the 'Dogs outscored the Kentuckians, 50 to 49 with 6' 7" forward Jerry Waller and guard Jimmy Pitts doing the honors.
Coach Rupp's two star players, Nash and Deeken, scored a total of 62 points. Waller and Pitts, Coach Lawson's two stars, combined to score 52 of Georgia's total.
Waller was chief gunner for the Bulldogs with 33 points and 17 rebounds. Pitts was second with 26 counters and Charlie Bagby hit for 14. Center Mack Crenshaw, 6' 7", added 13 rebounds for the Bulldogs.
Nash tied Waller with 23 points, Deeken was second for the Wildcats with 29 points. Guard Tommy Kron and forward Larry Conley both hit double figures with 14 and 12, respectively.
The game was televised by WAGA-TV, Atlanta, marking the first time a Woodruff game has been televised.
The game placed Kentucky in first place in the Southeastern Conference with a 6-2 record and leaves Georgia with a conference record of 4-3. Georgia has seven conference games remaining and Kentucky has six. The Bulldogs are now 7-10 and the Wildcats 16-2 overall.
A tension-packed crowd of 2,800 demanded that the ancient "Barn" be opened at 6. Clegg made his entrance and received a standing ovation.
Adolph Rupp received the next standing ovation when introduced.
In the waning moments of the game, the crowd delivered another standing ovation, this time for Kentucky's Nash as he departed from the competition on the court.
Cotton Nash (#44 in blue) and Jerry Waller (#44) fight for a rebound while Terry Mobley (#25) looks on
Georgia's Jerry Waller (#44) fights with Kentucky's Ted Deeken for a rebound.