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Tyler Thompson of the UK sports site KSR wrote an inter­est­ing piece about the Kentucky Wesleyan squad that lost to the University of Kentucky on Friday in an exhi­bi­tion game at Rupp Arena. The two teams met up way back in February 1918 in a game that result­ed in the only tie in the his­to­ry of the Owensboro school. 

There are two rea­sons this bit of news is inter­est­ing. First of all, ties in bas­ket­ball are extreme­ly rare — impos­si­ble, by today’s rules. The way the tie came about in this game makes for a fas­ci­nat­ing read. 

And the oth­er rea­son is that the 1918 game was played right here in Winchester, at the home of KW at the time. And a local news­pa­per was none too hap­py about the outcome!

Read the whole sto­ry here: Kentucky Basketball’s only tie? Kentucky Wesleyan (on3.com).