- Tuesday, January 17 1922 -
Kentucky - 38 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit) - [Final Rank ]
Louisville - 14 (Head Coach: John O'Rourke)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 23, Louisville 2
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Game Writeup - Louisville Courier-Journal
Adkins Stars For WildcatsUniversity of Kentucky, last year's southern basketball champions, playing in championship form, swamped University of Louisville last night at the St. Xavier gymnasium by the score of 38 to 14. The Wildcats completely outclassed the local boys and made a runaway affair of the first half, the score being 22 to 2 at its conclusion.
State presented a fast passing game coupled with accurate shooting and wonderful defensive work which had the locals on the run throughout. Adkins, the lanky Wildcat center, was the main cog in State's scoring machine and he contributed a total of sixteen points which was more than the entire Cardinal squad amassed. The big boy was easily the star of the evening, and his goal shooting was a treat to the large crowd which witnessed the fracas.
Capt. Lavin, besides playing a wonderful defensive game, contributed the most spectacular shots of the evening, shooting two beautiful baskets from the center of the floor. K. King and W. King played a nice floor game and divided eleven points, the former carrying three nice baskets, while the latter's deadly foul shooting was almost perfect.
The Cardinals, although outclassed from the start, battled gamely and towards the end of the game played the Wildcats to a standstill.
Yager, Silverstein, Jones and Hocker were the pointmakers for the Cardinals. Yager leading with six. Yager also played a nice floor game and was the Cardinals' best bet.
Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
CARDINALS BOW TO WILDCATS
University of Kentucky Quintet, Back in Form, Crushes University of Louisville 38 to 14 - Adkins Stars for Wildcats
LOUISVILLE, Jan. 18 - The University of Kentucky, last year's southern basket ball champions, playing in championship form, swamped University of Louisville Tuesday night at the St. Xavier gymnasium by the score of 38 to 14. The Wildcats completely outclassed the Louisville boys and made a runaway affair of the first half, the score being 22 to 2 at its conclusion.
University of Kentucky presented a fast passing game, coupled with accurate shooting and wonderful defensive work which had the Cardinals on the run thruout. Adkins, the versatile Wildcat center, was the main cog in Kentucky's scoring machine, contributing sixteen points, which was more than the entire Cardinal squad amassed. His goal shooting was a treat to the large crowd that attended the tilt.
Both teams seemed to have trouble at the outset. Neither appeared to have an advantage. For about five minutes neither team scored, altho the Wildcats spent most of that time near the basket. They tried for a number of closeup tosses but were too tightly guarded to make accurate heaves. The first marker was tallied by Bill King, who registered a free throw after Silverstein's foul. King was successful in five out of six attempts at free tosses. As the first half closed Lavin tossed a goal from the center of the floor.
King Knocked Out
Play in the second half started with the same quintet of Wildcats as occupied the floor thruout the first session. Bill King was removed by Coach Buchheit shortly after the second period opened. Bill had the wind knocked out of him and his head slightly gashed in a collision. Poyntz replaced King. Fest, Smith and Wilhelm also broke into the lineup before the final whistle sounded.
Kenneth King, who helped the Manual Training five cop the State title last season, did excellent work for the Wildcats, connecting with the basket on three occasions. Captain Lavin, besides playing a brilliant defensive game, thrilled the crowd with a couple of spectacular shots.
The University of Louisville team will meet the Georgetown Tigers at Georgetown Friday night and will play a return game with the Wildcats at Lexington Saturday night. The University of Kentucky team left Louisville Tuesday night for Nashville, where they will meet the Vanderbilt basketeers tonight.