- Thursday, February 5 1925 -
Kentucky - 15 (Head Coach: Clarence Applegran)
|C. Foster Helm||5|
Alabama - 24 (Head Coach: Hank Crisp)
Halftime Score: Alabama 14, Kentucky 4
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|West Virginia 29 - 19|||||Georgia Tech 18 - 16|
Game Writeup - Kentucky Kernel
Alabama Stops Kentucky Clan
Small Playing Floor and Condition of Team Cause Defeat
A Kentucky clan, victorious over West Virginia and Washington & Lee, was stopped by the Crimson of Alabama last Thursday night. The final score was 24 to 15. Alabama jumped into the lead at the start of the game and was leading 14 to 4 when the half ended. Kentucky's man-to-man defense failed to stop the Crimsons and their offense did not function in the early stages of the game. Substitutions were many for Kentucky, but the Crimsons played almost throughout the entire struggle without sending in a sub. Then Carter, Gillis and Young went in, but the play was not slowed perceptibly.
Hudson's guarding was the big feature of the game for Alabama. He uncorked one of the best games of his cage career. McFarland and Helm probably turned in the best exhibtions for Kentucky, both of them being big cogs in the pass work as well as scoring most of the points for the Wildcats.
The Kentuckians attempted many long shots at the hoops, but few sank through the netting, while Alabama's work under her own basket gave her the victory.
Kentucky could not cope with the heavy Crimsons and therein lies the tale. Another easy manner of explaining the 'Bama victory lies in the fact that the Alabamans outjumped the Kentuckians and were just a bit better with their five-man defense; their dribbling and passing were better than that of the 'cats.
Three Kentucky players, McFarland, Helm and Carey, were injured in the game and this and the smallness of Alabama's playing floor were great factors in their defeat.