- Thursday, February 15 1923 -
Clemson - 30 (Head Coach: E.J. Stewart)
Kentucky - 13 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Clemson Wins Over Kentucky
DAY'S WORK IS BRILLIANT
Clemson College won a listless basketball contest from the University of Kentucky netters at the university gymnasium last night. The official count of the markers scored at the end of the 40 minutes exhibition was 30 to 13.
A well oiled basketball machine, which displayed good floor work and the well trained basket eye, of one Forward Day were the factors responsible for the Cats downfall. It was another case of the Blue and White lacking an organized play and also found wanting when the superior guarding was needed. Clemson won as has every other quintet that has faced the 'Cats this season, they hit the hoops when they needed points and the Gold and white defense held when the Wildcats needed points.
Kentucky went well in the opening period, it looked at time as if the 'Cats would finish the first semester on the long end of the count, but a flash of speed in the last few minutes of play carried the Clemson markers to the front and the Blue and White fell by the wayside.
Seldom did the South Carolina organization use the dribbling play, but when they did, the ball usually ended up in Day's hands which resulted in another marker for the Gold and White.
Fouls Aid Clemson
Referee Head was active in the first half and fouls called on the 'Cats were to their sorrow, for Colbert scored six points out of eight attempts in the first period. Fest, however, was off form and was successful only once out of four times.
Day scored the first points of the game soon after the whistle blew when the ball was worked to striking distance of the hoops and he rung the circle for the marker. Riefkin came back a few minutes later with a field goal and near the end of the first half Riefkin dropped two goals from midfloor. Probably the prettiest piece of floor work displayed by Kentucky was in the last half when Burnham broke through the Clemson defense and shot a beauty for Kentucky's final field goal.
When Kentucky looked to be hopelessly defeated Coach Buchheit sent the wrecking crew into the fray and Clemson retaliated with the extra men that made the northern trip. The second string men were unable to aid in the scoring, but their hard fight was rewarded with a good hand from the spectators. Burnham played his usual brilliant game, while Riefkin and Rice were very active. Riefkin made many shots at the basket, but most of his tosses went wide.
The work of Day and Colbert was outstanding, Mills breaking through he Kentucky defense on several occasions for good work.