- Friday, January 19 1912 -
Miami (OH) - 14 (Head Coach: F.W. Stone)
Kentucky - 31 (Head Coach: Edwin R. Sweetland)
|W. C. Harrison||3||0||6|
|R. C. Preston||2||0||4|
Halftime Score: State University 12, Miami (OH) 7
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|Central University 32 - 13|||||Lexington YMCA 32 - 20|
Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
STATE BEATS MIAMI
SCORE OF 31 TO 14 ROLLED UP AGAINST OHIOANS BY THE BLUE AND WHITE TEAM
The Miami University basketball five of Oxford, Ohio went down in defeat before the unbeaten State University team Friday night by a score of 31 to 14. The game was played at Buell Armory at State University, and was the third consecutive victory for the State five during the present season.
The best work for the State team was done by Barnett, Hart and Captain Harrison, each man scoring from one to three goals, and in holding their opposing men. Captain Clark was the mainstay of the visitors, making four field goals and mostly under great difficulties.
The visitors were accompanied here by their Director of Athletics, Prof. F.W. Stone, who has developed several good athletes, his latest "find' being Howard Clark, of the Miami basketball team and who, the last time he donned running shoes, won the championship of Ohio at the distance of one mile.
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
MIAMI UNIVERSITY DEFEATED BY STATE
Local Basketball Players Add Another to Their String of Victories
ATTENDANCE IS GOOD
Game Fast and Snappy and Results in a Score of 31 to 14
The undefeated State University basketball team added another victory to its growing string last night by defeating the Miami University five of Oxford, Ohio, by a score of 31 to 14. The game was played on Buell Armory floor at State University, and was the third consecutive victory for the local five during the present season.
The game was fast and snappy and was featured by clean playing, excellent officiating and superb team and individual work by the State team. Miami also played a consistent game, but was at no time particularly dangerous to the aspirations of the Blue and White. The attendance was good.
After having been defeated by Georgetown College at Georgetown Thursday night, the playing rules of the Amateur Athletic Association begin used for that game, the Ohians, who played under the Intercollegiate rules, were conceded the privilege by Director of Athletics Sweetland of State, to play last night's contest under a modification of their accustomed rules, that in order that they might not get placed entirely at a disadvantage in exhibiting their skill.
Miami Plays With Ease
By such an arrangement, Miami plays with more natural ease and ability than they would have played under the Southern rules, but were unable at that to overcome the speed and team work of the local men.
For State, Directors Sweetland and Webb used, during the first half, two substitute men in Kimbrough and Farmer. Both lads pu up a good article of sport, and Kimbrough was responsible for the first score of the game, a beautifully thrown field goal, where he stood at a difficult angle, about fifteen feet from the goal. Tuttle and Brandstetner were injected into the State line-up during the second half, as also were Barnett and Hart, two regulars. The first half resulted in a score of 12 to 7 in favor of State.
Valiant Service for Locals
Hart, Barnett and Captain Harrison did valiant service for the local five, each man scoring from one to three field goals and holding down their opponents well, and Gaiser, at guard, held his opposing man remarkably well. Captain Clark of Miami, who is one of the fastest men seen here in some time, was the main stay for his team, and succeeded in making four field goals, most of them under difficult conditions.
Following the game, an informal dance, reception and luncheon was given in the gymnasium in honor of the visiting team.
The Buckeye State team was accompanied by their athletic director, Prof. F.W. Stone, who is one of the best men in the business, and who years ago, was one of the world's champion runners. A number of years ago Prof. Stone won the Sheffield (England) handicap for all runners at the distance of a mile. He was a warm friend of Athletic Director E.R. Sweetland of State University, when the latter was coaching the Miami football team last fall, and much of Prof. Stone's time here was spent with Mr. Sweetland.
Prof. Stone Develops Men
Year after year Prof. Stone develops a new sensational track man at Miami and his latest "find" was Captain Howard Clark of the Miami basketball team. Last, which was the first time Clark ever donned the running shoes, he easily won the mile championship of Ohio, by setting a new record in a meet held at Cleveland of 1:56 flat, for the mile. He also won the quarter record for Ohio in the same meet by establishing the new record of 49 3.5 seconds for the short distance.