- Saturday, February 15 1913 -
Louisville - 10 (Head Coach: Eckart von Walther)
Kentucky - 34 (Head Coach: John Tigert) - [Final Rank ]
|R. C. Preston||6||1||13|
Halftime Score: State University 18, Louisville 4
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|Marietta 42 - 16|||||Vanderbilt 17 - 24|
Game Writeup - by Roy Thomas, Lexington Leader
TAKE VILLAINY OUT OF LOUISVILLE
State Basket Ball Team Lowers Piratical Colors of Visiting Quintet by Broadside of 34 to 10
Sadly mussed up, having sailed far out of the prescribed course, crippled and almost wrecked, Manager Von Wolther, after weighing anchor and with the red and black flying at halfmast, steered his crew of downhearted-basketeers from the University of Louisville silently out of town Saturday night bound for the Falls City. Cornering the game in the first half and then surrounding that advantage with an impregnable defense and heaping up sixteen points to make the barrier more secure, the State University basket ball team defeated the University of Louisville 34 to 10 Saturday night on the armory floor. "We met the enemy and we were their'n," some member of the visiting delegation is reported to have stated as he sauntered to the dressing room. The visitors did not lose the game simply because they could not play basket ball, but because the local team marketed a de luxe edition of the game. In the victory a light shone forth to gladden the hearts of the home enthusiasts and dull the vision of the invaders. Preston, who performed at center, was the one man in the Wildcat aggregation who brought fear to the hearts of the visiting team every time he got within throwing distance of the goal with the ball. His playing was above the average and in all he caused the ball to trickle through the basket seven times, making six field goals and one foul.
The visitors were entirely outclassed and they were unable to locate the basket when the field was open. Not a single field goal was made until near the end of the game, with about one-half minute, to play Rodgers placed a pretty one in the basket. Up to this point the invaders had to be content with points made by throwing fouls. Rodgers was the tower of strength for the Louisville squad and all the ten points were made by him.
The State team initiated the game in a swift rush and it was quickly apparent that the visitors would be unable to ward off the fierce attack of the Wildcats. The first half ended with the score 18 to 4 in favor of the local legion. In the second half Dr. Tigert sent in three second team men, Weisenberger, Zerfoss and Morgan. In the second period the locals bombarded the basket for sixteen points more. Numerous fouls were called on both sides.
Tuttle, Farmer and Preston played in good form and Morgan, a second team man, secured three field goals during the time he was in the game.
Game Writeup - Louisville Courier-Journal
STATE QUINTET WINS ONE-SIDED CONTEST
Wildcats Outplay University of Louisville Team Throughout Game
Lexington, Ky., Feb. 15 - (Special) - The University of Louisville basketball team, which has been before unbeaten this season in the inter-collegiate series, went down in defeat to-night in its contest with the State University five, State winning by a score of 34 to 10. The Louisville team started off with a dash, Capt. Rodgers throwing a foul for the first point in the game. The State team, however, soon got its combinations working and at the end of the first half the score stood 18 to 4 in favor of the state aggregation.
State's team work was good and its basket shooting the best seen this season, while the Louisville boys passing was good, but their basket shooting was far behind State's. In the final period State's second string men played, getting sixteen points to their rival's six.
Preston and Tuthill (sic) played the star game for State, while Rodgers did the best work for Louisville. The Louisville boys made only six fouls and one field goal during the entire game.