|-||Basil Hayden (L)||G-F||So.||5-11||165||Paris, KY (High)||-|
|-||Hubert Blakey||G||Sr.||5-11||-||Beattyville, KY||-|
|-||John Everett (L)||C-F||So.||6-0||-||Maysville, KY (High) [Sewanee Military Academy, Sewanee, TN]||-|
|-||Bob Lavin (L)||G||So.||5-7||140||Paris, KY (High)||-|
|-||James Wilhelm||C||So.||-||-||Paducah, KY||-|
|-||Gilbert Smith||G||Fr.||-||-||Lexington, KY (Senior)||-|
|-||Herndon Evans||-||Jr.||-||-||Frankfort, KY (High)||-|
|-||Lawrence Burnham (L)||G||So.||5-9||-||Paducah, KY||-|
|-||Sam Ridgway (L)||G||Fr.||6-1||-||Shepherdsville, KY||-|
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Front Row (l to r): Lawrence Burnham, Hubert Blakey, J.C. Everett, Basil Hayden, Bobby Lavin
Season Review - The 1920 Season (Kentuckian)
Everett, Captain of the basketball squad this season, played a lively, well-balanced game up until the time he was forced to surrender his athletic aspirations because of the flu. His goal-shooting was especially praiseworthy.
Blakey, who also played on a part of the season, was quick and accurate, and scored goal after goal to his credit.
Hayden, one of the most reliable players Kentucky has ever had, was the man-of-the-hour. He was a terror to the enemy.
Wilhelm, the morning star, came up just in time to claim his share of the glory. Jimmie was a hard worker and played basketball as he courted the ladies - with his whole heart.
Gilbert Smith is a Freshman of rare promise. His playing this year has attracted much attention and portends a future basketball star for Kentucky.
Ridgeway, the Freshman lad who donned a jersey and won fame overnight, has established a reputation on the basketball floor hard to be equaled. He could play an offensive game almost as well as he could defensive, and touched the basket many times for goals. Bobbie Lavin, shining light of last year's bouts, came up with his old maneuvers again this season and fought his way to glory. Bobbie isn't many feet long, but his work stacked high and the girls just adored the way he played.
The season opened with a toss-up with Cincinnati. Playing was fast and the teams were evenly balanced. However, Cincinnati slipped one goal too many for Kentucky and came out with a score of 13 to Kentucky's 11.
Kentucky dealt out defeat to the Maryville Five in the second game of the series, mustering a score of 27, leaving only 16 points for the defeated ones.
Kentucky still had her winning streak when she tackled Georgetown and sent the Tiger five home with a defeated score of 25-14.
When the Tennessee quintet came to Kentucky they dealt a blow to the Blue and White that was hard to be forgotten. Two games were played and two were won by Tennessee. In the first game the Southern Five outplayed Kentucky and defeated them with a score of 29-24. The spectacular playing of Gilbert Smith received commendation from both teams. The second game with Tennessee was more evenly matched. At first the Wildcats seemed to have the advantage, but were beaten in the end to a score of 27-26.
Kentucky journeyed over to Danville for several rounds with Centre. They returned unsuccessful, yet undaunted. Danville had piled up 44 points to Kentucky's 15. However Kentucky rallied for the next attack and defeated Georgetown 28-16. The game, although one-sided, was interesting and displayed excellent team-work on the part of the Wildcats.
The Wildcats swamped Kentucky Wesleyan in a walk-away game with a score of 43-13. The feature playing of the evening was the goal-tossing of Captain Everett, Hayden and Blakey.
The Wildcats went on their Southern trip without two of their best players. Captain Everett and Blakey were both incapacitated. The first stop was at Williamsburg, Kentucky, where they were defeated by Cumberland College to a score of 30--21. Burnham, who was acting-captain on the trip, Hayden, Lavin and Wilhelm played with distinction.
Kentucky broke even with Tennessee, losing one game and winning one. It took the patched-up team two defeats to get working smoothly, but when it did get together it walloped the Tennessee boys by a greater margin than the three Tennessee victories over Kentucky this season. The score of the first game was: Kentucky 25, Tennessee 28. Hayden, at forward, was the star player.
The score of the second game was: Wildcats 36, Tennessee 25. Hayden scored at will and Lavin followed a close second. Every man helped raise the score.
The Colonels were victors of the last game of the season by the narrow margin of 20-18. It was a hard-fought game and the Centre "all-American" football men were unable to pull any classy grandstand playing, due to Kentucky's close guarding.
"Bo" McMillan had his pride dragged in the dust by the close guarding of "Dutch" Burnham and failed to scintillate as on the gridiron. Mater Bell, undoubtedly the best man on the Centre team, was greatly hampered by the good work of Jimmie Wilhelm and was held down six points. At the end of the second half the score was 14-14. Five more minutes were played to break the tie. McMillan dashed down the floor, made two field goals, and Bell made one, giving the Colonels a six-point lead. Hayden then came into actions, scoring two field goals for Kentucky. When the time-keeper's whistle sounded, the score stood 20-18 in the Colonel's favor.