- Monday, February 19 1973 -
Kentucky - 99 (Head Coach: Joe B. Hall) - [Unranked]
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Georgia - 86 (Head Coach: Ken Rosemond) - [Unranked]
Halftime Score: Georgia 45, Kentucky 40
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Game Writeup - The Red and Black
'Cats outclaw 'Dogs
The Georgia Bulldogs wilted under a furious second half charge by Kentucky last night and lost a basketball game 99-86. Or rather the Wildcats went out and won one.
Georgia did not play badly, Kentucky just played better.
During the first half, Georgia fans were treated to 26 minutes of exciting basketball and a scoring duel between Bulldog center Tim Bassett and Wildcat forward Kevin Grevey.
Looking extremely sharp, the 'Dogs led at intermission 45-40, despite falling behind when Kentucky hit its first seven shots. In his head to head encounter with last year's all-conference center Jim Andrews, Bassett was easily the first half victor.
The Georgia center had 18 points and 11 rebounds in the half and helped hold Andrews to eight and four caroms. Grevey had 16 points.
Bassett had a sterling second half that kept Andrews on the bench most of the time, and matched his 18 first half points. But the difference in the game may have been his rebound total which was 11, all coming in the first half.
Soph. Grevey carried the 'Cats most of the contest, pouring in 40 points and scoring when none of his teammates could.
Both teams shot exceptionally well. Georgia was 50.6 percent from the field while the 'Cats were 54.2. The difference came from free throw shooting. Kentucky was 21 of 22. Georgia was six of six.
Georgia center Billy Magarity (#33) scores a layup over Mike Flynn (#24)