- Friday, February 15 1907 -
Kentucky University - 14
|Walter O. Evans|
Kentucky - 16 (Head Coach: Unnamed)
Officials: Referee - H. Guyn; Umpire - W. Guyn; Timekeeper - Woodward; Scorers - Downing and Dawson
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Central University 23 - 25 OT|||||Georgetown College 8 - 19|
Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
WINS FIRST GAME IN BASKET BALL SERIES FROM K.U. SCORE 16 TO 14
The first basket ball game of the series between State College and K.U. was played Friday in the State College gymnasium before the largest crowd that has witnessed a basket ball game this season. The result was a victory for the Blue and White by a score of 16 to 14.
Until the middle of the second half it seemed that the Crimson lads would certainly win, but the cadets made a strong rally and snatched the victory from them in a whirlwind finish. Fox, the star right forward of the State team, was out of the game on account of illness, but Shanklin filled his place with much credit.
The principal weakness of the Crimson team seemed to be their lack of team work, which in spite of brilliant individual playing, lost the game for them. The K.S.C. team failed to show its usual good team work, which has heretofore been one of its strongest points.
A tendency to roughness seemed to characterize the game and freequent fouls were called on both teams. There was no wrangling or contention, however, and the play was interrupted only a few times by calls for "time out."
This game is the first athletic event that has been pulled off between these two institutions for nearly three years on account of athletics having been abolished at K.U. Everyone seems pleased that athletic relations have been re-established between the rivals, as the games between them have always been watched with the keenest interest.
The series is to consist of three games. The next of the series is to be played in the K.U. gymnasium and the third on the floor where the gate receipts of the preceding game were the largest.