- Thursday, February 9 1922 -
Kentucky - 32 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Virginia Military - 37 (Head Coach: Guy Spruhan)
Halftime Score: Virginia Military 26, Kentucky 14
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
VMI Defeats Wildcat Team
Virginia Squad Rolls Up Big Lead in First Half and Staves Off Rally to Win, 37 to 32
Lexington, Va., - In what was probably the fastest game ever seen here, in the passing and the floorwork of both teams, the V.M.I. quintet defeated the University of Kentucky here tonight, 37 to 32.
Just after the first jump Adkins tallied with a field goal for Kentucky and with this start the visitors ran up five points to the two for a Cadet field goal. This was as a starter. The V.M.I. began a cyclone attack that Kentucky could not withstand and from this point on through the game the Cadets were never in danger.
At the end of the first period the score stood 26 to 14 in favor of the Cadets. Both teams came back in the second half with a faster floor game, Kentucky using a more vicious style of attack that netted them for this period eight field goals, seven of which were accounted for by the sharp eye of Adkins, the Kentucky center.
The fast work of both teams never slowed up for an instant during the whole game. For the last ten minutes the Cadet team was forced to work without Campbell, who had to be taken out on account of a slight injury.
The Kentucky team was easily the best of the visitors that have appeared here this season. The Cadet five likewise put up its best game so far this year. For Kentucky Adkins was easily the outstanding star, seconded by Hayden. Akins' accurate shots from the field and his ability to work around the basket placed him far ahead of his teammates. For V.M.I. Captain Hunting and Campbell led in the scoring, each showing better form than in any previous games.