- Friday, February 10 1911 -
Kentucky - 27 (Head Coach: Harold J. Iddings)
|R. C. Preston||1||0||0||2|
|W. C. Harrison||2||0||0||4|
Otterbein - 41 (Head Coach: Curtis Young)
Halftime Score: State University 19, Otterbein 11
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Ohio Wesleyan 19 - 37|||||Christ Church Cincinnati 21 - 32|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
STATE UNIVERSITY IS BEATEN BY OTTERBEIN
Ohio Basketball Tam the Victor By Good Work in the Second Half
WESTERVILLE, O., Feb. 10 -- The State University of Kentucky basketball team was defeated here this afternoon by the Otterbein five by a score of 41 to 27. At the end of the first half the score was 19 to 11 in favor of Kentucky, but Otterbein turned the tide in the second half. The change in rules partly accounts for State's loss.
Game Writeup - The Idea (February 16, 1911)
BASKET BALL - TEAM RETURNS FROM TRIP
Great Improvement Shown
. . . The next game played was at Westerville, where they played Otterbein University. In this game it seemed as if some hoodoo was camping on the hells of the Ky. quintet. Even though the game was played in a rather small space, with no outside lines and under collegiate rules, State started in with a rush, throwing baskets from every angle and guarding well and though the score at the end of of the first half stood 19-11 in favor of State, Otterbein came back with a rush and won out in the last few moments, the score standing 42-29. Barnett went in at right forward in Hart's place and played well. The rest of the team played hard and fast. Captain Gaiser's arm was injured in the first half so badly that he couldn't lift it but set a fine example to his men by gamely sticking it out the rest of the game. The line-up in this game was Harrison, center; Gaiser, and Preston, guards; Barnett and Marx, forwards.
Game Writeup - Otterbein Aegis
Otterbein 41, Kentucky, 27.
After a week's vacation and rest from the Kenyon game the Varsity on Friday afternoon, Feb. 10 won from Kentucky State University probably the fastest and hardest fought game that has been seen on the local floor for some time. The game was rough but exceedingly fast and interesting. The game was free from interruption and wrangling. The Kentucky boys put up a fine article of ball and were a gentlemanly bunch of fellows. The first half ended with the score of 19 to 11 in favor of Kentucky, but the tan and cardinal boys played the game of their lives and overcome the lead and won with a dozen to spare. A great share of the victory goes to the great all-round playing of Cook and John.
Both of these men put up a wonderful floor game and wherever the ball went, they were there too. Captain Young and Crosby found it difficult to hit the basket the first half but came back strong in the last period. Young in order to show his guard that he knew the game, dropped the ball through the basket seven times in addition to two fouls. Hall put up a close guarding game and was there on the team work, although he did not make any points on the score board.
Mr. Page of Ohio Wesleyan officiated the game in a very clever manner and there was not a kick from either side.
Game Writeup - The Otterbein Review (February 13, 1911)
PROVE EASY MARK FOR VARSITY IN A FAST AND UP-HILL GAME
Blue Grass Boys Forge Ahead in First Half But Suffer Final Defeat of 41-27.
In the fastest and most exciting game of the season, the Kentucky State Basketball team from Lexington, was defeated Friday afternoon through excellent work of the Varsity during the last half.
Otterbein was unable to get started in the first half and as a result the half ended with Kentucky in the lead; score 19 to 11. In the second half the tables turned and O.U. run all over their opponents, scoring 30 points to the visitors 8. A great exhibition of ball was given in the last frame, every man on the team doing stellar work.
Captain Young at left forward shot 9 field goals, seven of these coming in the last half. John at the other forward also found the basket with ease, caging five. The most sensational shot of the game was pulled off by Cook, our husky left guard putting the ball through from past the center of the floor. He also played a great guarding game, covering the floor with remarkable rapidity.