- Wednesday, February 8 1928 -
Kentucky - 54 (Head Coach: John Mauer)
Vanderbilt - 29 (Head Coach: Johnny Floyd)
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Kentucky Trims Vanderbilt, 54-29
Jeffries, Milward Tie for Scoring Honors; Each Gets 15 Points
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 8. -- The brilliant play of Capt. Paul Jenkins and Irvine Jeffries brought a crushing defeat to the Vandy Commodores here tonight by the lopsided score of 54 to 29. The Jeffries-Jenkins attack was curbed in the early stages by the Vandy defense, which was a stonewall. Later on it was sieved and the Wildcats came through for easy shots which brought about a veritable deluge.
Irvine Jeffries was worth 30 points to Kentucky tonight. He flipped 15 through the net and clipped at least the same number off the Commodore total. There have been brilliant performers in the Vandy gym in this campaign but none has surpassed the work of Irvine Jeffries. Paul Jenkins was equally as glittering in thwarting the Commodore pass attack.
Vandy this year is minus Moss, McCall and Stuart, but it is highly speculative as to what their success would have been against the Jeffries-Jenkins combination.
The Commodores got away to an early lead and after 12 minutes led, 7 to 4. But at the end of 15 minutes the count was tied at 11 all. From then on the Vandy five spent most of its time watching the Wildcats pitch goals. It was Jenkins who started the ball down the floor and he and Jeffries fed the ball to Combs and Milward who worked under the basket. Bridges led the Vandy defense but even with unusually good floor play, was unable to stop the Kentucky attack or to dim the luster of Jeffries.