- Tuesday, February 19 1924 -
Virginia Tech - 14 (Head Coach: R.C. Day)
|E.C. "Pat" Carroll||2|
Kentucky - 36 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
|A. T. Rice||4|
Halftime Score: Kentucky 19, Virginia Tech 7
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Virginia 29 - 16|||||Centre College 38 - 24|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
The Wildcats easily defeated the V.P.I. team at the university gymnasium last night by the score of 36 to 14. Although the visitors started out with a six point lead the Wildcats had no trouble in overcoming the lead in the first half to the tune of 19 to 7. The "wrecking crew" played the last fifteen minutes of the game for the locals and outscored the Tech team.
The Wildcats will meet the Centre Colonels tomorrow night at the University gymnasium.
Game Writeup - Louisville Courier-Journal
KENTUCKY CATS TRIM V.P.I. BOYS BY 36-14
by Gene Moore
Lexington, Ky., Feb. 19 - Swamping Virginia Polytechnic Institute under an avalanche of baskets, Kentucky's Wildcat quintette won its seventh consecutive and eleventh victory of the season here tonight. The Cats regulars were sent at top speed through the first half and the first five minutes of the second and then taken out to save them for the Centre clash Thursday night. The final count was 36-14 and the last eight of the Kentucky total points were made by the scrubs.
Tech threw a scare into Wildcat rooters by scoring three goals from the field before the Cats could get set, but a free throw by Captain "Chuck" Rice broke the ice and the Blue and White rapidly overhauled the Virginians and were never in danger again. The Kentucky five was leading 19-7 despite the fact that Coach George Buchheit experimented with his charges and shifted them from position to position.
Buchheit sent his regulars back into the scrap in the second half and after they had worked about five minutes sent in his entire scrub squad. The second string Cats outfought the already badly beaten visitors and continued to pile up the Kentucky total.
None of the Cats appeared to have his eye for the basket with them and the Blue and White forwards missed many easy chances. Captain Rice was the outstanding player of the game. His handling of the ball off the back board was little short of perfect and his ability to get up higher than the V.P.I. forwards cheated the Virginians out of numerous baskets. Bill King put up a splendid game alongside of Rice and between the two, the Tech quintette was given but few easy chances at the basket.
Sutton, Tech guard, led the V.P.I. scoring with six points. Cousins his running mate, who scored almost at will against Transylvania last night was never given a chance to get set and was so hurried by the Cat defense that he failed to register a single field goal.