- Thursday, January 19 1928 -
Kentucky - 7 (Head Coach: John Mauer)
Maryland - 37 (Head Coach: H. Burton Shipley)
Halftime Score: Maryland 16, Kentucky 1
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
MARYLAND SWAMPS KENTUCKY 37-7
Only One Field Goal Scored by Kentucky; That in Last Half
COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 19 -- Bewildered by and unable to penetrate the University of Maryland's five-man defense, the University of Kentucky basketball team absorbed a 37 to 7 defeat here tonight before 1,200 Maryland fans. The score at the end of the first half was 16 to 1.
The Kentuckians were able to score only one field goal during the entire game, which was made by Gilb, a substitute, in the last six minutes of play.
Resorting to long shots in the second period, the Kentucky five enjoyed little or no success at this style of game as the score indicates.
The Maryland team was led to victory by the individual brilliance of Julie Radice and Thurston Dean. Radice was high scorer of the game with 10 points.
Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
CATS ROUTED BY MARYLAND 37-7
Gilb, Substitute, Makes Only Field Goal Registered by Blue and White
COLLEGE PARK, MD., Jan. 20 - The much famed University of Kentucky Wildcats struck a snag in the Maryland Old Liners on the basket ball court here Thursday night and were routed decisively by a score of 37 to 7. It was the worst defeat Kentucky has suffered in years.
Kentucky's offense was paralyzed by the alert five-man defense employed by the Old Liners and only one field goal rewarded the efforts of the invaders. That was made in the second half by Elmer Gilb, a substitute.
Cecil "Pisgah" Combs, a player who has averaged around 15 points a game in previous Wildcats' tussles this year, did not make a point. Neither did McBrayer, center, Owens, diminutive forward, said to have sharp eye for the hoops, connected with two free throws for his share of Kentucky's points.
While Maryland's defense stopped the Kentuckian's scoring abruptly, its offense was equally too much for the visitors and the 37 points rolled up were the result of many easily made shots.
Julie Radice and Thurston Dean carried off the honors for Maryland, the former getting 10 points and the latter six. Maryland did not start its first team against Kentucky and only put in the regulars when the time came to run up the score.