- Monday, February 15 1926 -
Kentucky - 22 (Head Coach: Ray Eklund)
Georgia - 18 (Head Coach: Herman J. Stegeman)
|George 'Babe' Florence||7|
Halftime Score: Kentucky 13, Georgia 11
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|Tennessee 51 - 17|||||Tennessee 27 - 21|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
'Cats Defeat Georgia Five by 22-18 Score; Gayle Mohney Hurt
ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 15. - Kentucky's Wildcats came through with a sweet 22 to 18 victory over the University of Georgia Bulldogs in the latter's own back yard here tonight and thus atoned partially for the one point defeat handed the Kentuckians last year in the southern tournament.
During the first few minutes of the game there was some excellent guarding. Kentucky scored first when Jenkins dribbled down the floor for a pretty crip shot. Georgia followed with a field goal made by Richardson. Jenkins and Mohney then made successive crip shots. The first half ended, 13 to 11, with Kentucky in the lead.
Mohney scored two crip shots to start the second half. Then Turner made a follow shot after a foul, which was the first score for Georgia in the half. In the first half Kentucky made a total of six field goals while they scored four in the second. The Bulldogs made three in the first half and three in the second. Kentucky made two out of three fouls good, while Georgia connected for six points out of 11 tries.
Mohney was removed from the game in the last period because of an injury. He was replaced by Alberts.
The story of tonight's tilt was told in the perfect defensive ability of the Wildcats and the Bulldogs' uncertain eye for the basket.
Captain Carey and Jenkins guarded best for Kentucky, but Mohney was the star, contributing 10 of the 22 points, using his great all round play.
Babe Florence was Georgia's best performer, scoring nine points but Captain Richardson and Turner also starred.
Kentucky's victory retains her place as first among the southern conference fives.
The Red and Black (February 19, 1926)
Bulldog Quintet Close Season with Win and Loss
Georgia Five Avenge Kentucky Defeat by Downing Clemson Wednesday in Last Game Here
The 1926 Bulldog five closed its last week of play in Athens with a win and a loss. Kentucky, Georgia's great rival on the court, defeated the locals in a spectacular duel Monday while the Red and Black turned on Clemson for revenge Wednesday night.
The Wildcats brought to Athens the most colorful team seen here this season, not excepting the Tulane Greenies. The boys from the Blue Grass put their faith in long distant passes, surprise attacks under the basket, and close guarding, all of which succeeded admirably. Whether the result would be the same in a return game is a matter for dispute, as George Keen, regular Red and Black forward, was in a local hospital during the contest.
It was several minutes before scoring began, both teams missing repeated shots at the basket the game began with a rush. Jenkins dropped one in for the visitors and the battle was on. Richardson retaliated with a marker. Jenkins and Mohney scored in succession and Kentucky gained a lead that she never relinquished. The half ended with the Wildcats on top, 13-11.
WILDCATS GUARDS GOOD
In the second period Kentucky widened the margin to seven points in short order, but the Bulldogs plugged away to overcome the disadvantage, and gained back some of the lost ground. The game ended with the invaders the winners, 22-18.
The Kentuckians presented two of the best guards seen here in some time in Jenkins and Captain Carey. The former watched Richardson with the same indifference that a hungry hawk regards a brood of frying-size chickens with the result that the Georgia luminary gathered only one field goal and two fouls. The work of Forbes and Frain was also of high order on the defence.
Mohney, fast Wildcat forward, led the pack with 10 points to his credit, while Florence boosted his team's aggregate by gathering 9.