- Saturday, February 2 1929 -
(at Jackson, MS)
Kentucky - 32 (Head Coach: John Mauer)
Mississippi A & M - 14 (Head Coach: Ray Dauber)
|W.T. "Doc" Collum||0||1||1||1|
Halftime Score: Kentucky 17, Mississippi A & M 10
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Mississippi A & M 25 - 23 OT|||||Tulane 22 - 34|
Game Writeup - Jackson (MS) Daily News
Kentucky Easily Trims Aggies in Listless ClashAirtight defensive work and a snappy passing attack helped the Kentucky Wildcats to a 32-14 cage victory over the Mississippi Aggies at municipal auditorium here last night. Consistently baffling the Aggie inner works with their offensive tactics and displaying a pair of accurate goal shooters in Spicer and F. McGinnis the Kentuckians took an early lead which they maintained throughout the first half and increased in the second period.
Harris and Holiday, star Aggie forwards, were covered at all times and were able to find the basket for a single goal each. McElveen, Mississippi center, put two through the loop to complete the total of four field goals which represented the Aggie accomplishment of the night.
Milward, lanky Wildcat center, was leader of the fast passing attack used by the visitors to work their way within shooting distance of the goal. F. McGinnis as weal as Spicer and L. McGinnis also aided materially in outstepping the Aggies.
Coming back with a rush in the second half the Wildcats slipped a damper on all Mississippi's efforts to score and allowed them not a single goal from the field in the last period. The Aggies remained very much in the contest, however, putting up a fierce battle for possession of the ball.
Numerous fouls were inflicted a total of 24 being called. Neither team showed to any advantage at the free tosser, only ten being counted by both teams.
The Aggies were wild with their shooting and failed to display their usual floor game. McElveen came through with some nice work at center, as did Collum at guard, but they were unable to successfully penetrate the stiff Kentucky defense or stop the visitors offensively.
Game Preview - [by Purser Hewitt] Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger (February 2, 1929)
KENTUCKY INVADES JACKSON TO OPPOSE AGGIES TONITE
Auditorium Court Improved for Big Conference Game
The first of the Kentucky Wildcats ever seen in Jackson will make their appearance at the auditorium court tonight at 8 o'clock when the colorful basketball team from the University of Kentucky clashes with the crack Maroon quintet of Mississippi A. & M.
Engineer H.G. Howell of Josh Halbert's city engineering staff has given the municipal auditorium floor considerable attention during the week, having had a detail of scrubbers remove the oily coating from the floor, and a new 3,000 candle-power reflector has been installed over the center of he court to improve the light.
The improvements should make the arrangements almost ideal for the clash tonight. Coach Ray Dauber at Starkville has shifted his men about and has located now what he considers his fastest five for regular work. The Aggies are working smoothly and with brilliant form and will be worthy foes for the highly touted Wildcats.
Coach Johnny Mauer brings a team to Jackson from Lexington with a high reputation and an enviable record this season and the Blue Grass boys are certain to give a good account of themselves.
It will be quite a treat to the basket ball fans of Jackson and vicinity to see the Kentucky team in action as they are playing a distinctive style of basket ball.
Johnny Mauer, coach of the Kentucky team, was one of the stars of the Western Conference during his three years at the University of Illinois. He was captain of the Illinois team in his senior year and was chosen as one of the all-conference forwards for two seasons. this is his second year of coaching at Kentucky.
Last year, his team went to the semi-finals in the conference tournament at Atlanta as did A & M. Both teams have lost two players from their regular line-up of last season and Saturday night's game should be a great contest, although Kentucky has shown to better advantage so far this season. However, the Maroons played a jam-up game against Vanderbilt last week, scoring 47 points against the Commodores, and Coach Dauber feels that his team is in the best condition it has been in this year. The score of the A. & M.-Vanderbilt game was 47-32 in favor of A. & M.
Kentucky is using the short pass style of game which has been so successfully used by Wisconsin and Illinois in the Western conference and under the able tutelage of Coach Mauer the Kentucky five last year developed one of the smoothest attacks presented by any team at the tournament. In fact Kentucky was favored to win the tournament after the first round of games had been played, and they are considered one of the favorites to win the championship this year.
A. & M. will play the second game with Kentucky, here tonight after a campus tilt at Starkville last night. Both teams will make the jump to Jackson today, arriving here at 3:00 p.m. Lou Ervin of Birmingham will referee which insures that the officiating will be top notch, as Ervin is recognized as one of the best officials in the south and has for a number of years handled the annual S.I.A.A. tournaments.
Following the game here tonight Kentucky will continue on to New Orleans for a game with Tulane University; and A. & M. will take on L.S.U. in a two game series at Baton Rouge, Monday and Tuesday.
A. & M.'s probable line-up will be Captain Harris and Holliday, forwards; McElveen, center; and Collum and Walker, guards. Walker, a sophomore, played a fine game against Vanderbilt and cinched a regular place in the line-up by his work. Collum was a substitute last year, but has been playing a strong game at guard this year. Harris Holliday and McElveen are the veterans left over from last season whom the Maroons are counting on to carry the team through a victorious season.
The big Clarion-Ledger scoreboard, so successfully initiated in the opening game of the auditorium season will again function to enable fans to keep abreast of the game at all times.
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