- Saturday, January 15 1921 -
Cumberland - 21
Kentucky - 37 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Officials: Referee - Robert Hinton (Georgetown)
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Wildcats Rout Jinx and Beat Cumberland Quintet, 37 to 21
Captain Hayden Carries Off Honors of Contest with Nine Field Goals
The brilliant teamwork of the University of Kentucky basketball squad defeated the Cumberland College five at the university gymnasium last night by the score of 37 to 21. The well-trained and well-coached Wildcats put over a dazzling system of passing that broke a 5-year old jinx and sent the Cumberland squad down to hopeless defeat.
Time and again the swift passing combination of Coach George Buchheit's White and Blue squad, Ridgeway on one end and Captain Hayden on the other, took the sphere down the floor past the Williamsburgers to hang up two more points for Kentucky. In floor work the Wildcats were greatly superior to their opponents, but after they had raked up a comfortable margin to win by, they grew careless in shooting goals and the score was cut down several points by sheer carelessness.
The visitors brought along some long distance goal shooters with them that accounted for more than half of the Cumberland score. Their passing proving almost a failure, they resorted to the long distance method and it proved very helpful, especially in the last few minutes of play, when they threw in three long goals.
Hayden, if there was a star, was it. He played all over the court and was at the end of nearly every one of the passing combinations, throwing field goals for a total of 18 points, one less than half the total Kentucky score. He made several remarkable shots and missed several more tries when it seemed he had a cinch to it. Hayden showed up easily as the best individual player of the night.
"Bobby" Lavin hauled down his usual share of glory with brilliant guarding and passing. Lavin played a great game and had several chances to make himself the hero of the mixup by shooting goals, but in nearly every instance he found someone else in a little better position than he to make the score.
White led in scoring for the Cumberland five with a total of five field goals. Siler, another of the long-distance wonders, was second with a score of seven.
In the last five minutes of play Coach Buchheit sent in the "wrecking crew," as the varsity has dubbed the second team, and it continued to mark up pointers against the visitors. The coach has an abundance of good material and is easily able to make a couple of high caliber basketball squads.
State's next game will be next Tuesday night with the Tigers of Georgetown on the local court. The Georgetown bunch is advertised as a speedy aggregation this year, and it may be that the 'Cats will find them a much harder nut to crack than they have yet got hold of.