- Thursday, February 14 1924 -
Virginia - 16 (Head Coach: Henry Lannigan)
Kentucky - 29 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit) - [Final Rank ]
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Halftime Score: Kentucky 15, Virginia 6
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Game Writeup - by Len Tracy, Lexington Herald
Virginia Bows to 'Cats
STATE MACHINE IN GOOD ORDER
Although not playing entirely up to form the Wildcats were able to easily defeat the Virginia quintet last night in the university gymnasium. The score was 29 to 16. At the first of the game Kentucky displayed a wonderful brand of ball and scored five field goals before the Virginia team was able to get its bearings. Kentucky played fast and aggressive throughout the whole contest and not once were the visitors able to threaten its lead.
The game started with McFarland scoring three successive goals with lightning rapidly. Riefkin scored a long shot and and McFarland dropped a beautiful pivot shot into the rim. With the score 10 to 0 against them, the visitors called time out and came back somewhat stronger, scoring three goals before the close of the period which ended 15 to 6.
At the beginning of the second frame the Wildcats' attack slowed up and although they worked the ball under their own basket several times they made poor shots and no goals resulted. Later in the half the locals once again found their stride and scored 14 more points to their opponent's 10.
The Cavaliers fought courageously throughout the game but were unable to compete with the superior passing, shooting and floorwork of the Wildcats. The clever guarding of the locals forced the visitors to resort to long shots, few of which found their mark. Miller, center of the Virginians, was somewhat taller than Milward and was able to secure the tip-off most of the time, but the visitors' advantage in this department didn't do any damage.
The Wildcats took things rather easy after the first half and only occasionally did they exert themselves to score a basket. When they did start their rapid-fire attack they moved so fast that their opponents could hardly keep pace with them.
McFarland played best for the Blue and White, scoring as many points as did the whole Virginia team. This diminutive forward seems to get better each game and by the time of the Southern tournament should be in top form. The other members of the team displayed brilliance at times but none of them performed with the excellence which has marked their previous efforts.
The visitors have a good man in Holland, angular right forward who scored eight of his team's points. This man has a short push shot which he gets off rapidly and he covers the floor well, shifting rapidly from offense to defense. All of the Cavaliers shot quickly, using a one-hand push shot mostly, but they were poor marksmen as few of their shots resulted in goals.
Although Coach Pat Devereux had his girl players in charge last night, he sent the Pioneers out to watch the Wildcats defeat the Cavaliers. Tonight at 8 o'clock Virginia will match basketball strategy with Transylvania, the game being played on the latter's floor.
The Crimsons are in good condition, having been worked carefully by Coach Devereux. It is probable that he will use the same lineup that has started in the past several games with Captain Powell and Adams at forwards, Thompson at center, Buckley and Gividen at guards.