- Monday, February 27 1911 -
Kentucky - 22 (Head Coach: Harold J. Iddings)
|W. C. Harrison||5||0||0||10|
|R. C. Preston||0||0||0||0|
Transylvania - 19 (Head Coach: John Levine)
|Kelly Jennings Francis||0||0||0||0|
Halftime Score: Transylvania 14, State University 10
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Butler 21 - 16|||||Transylvania 30 - 24|
Game Writeup - The Idea
STATE WINS SECOND GAME
WILDCATS CAPTURE SECOND GAME OF SERIES WITH TRANSYLVANIA
Fastest Game of Season
On last Monday night Kentucky met her old rivals, Transylvania, on the latter's floor. After forty minutes of the fastest kind of basketball, the Wildcats came out victorious, after playing a stubborn uphill game from the first whistle. The score at the end of the first half stood 14 to 10 in favor of Transylvania, but not discouraged the Wildcats came back in the second half and nosed Transylvania out of a victory by the score of 22 to 19. The name Wildcats was justly deserved by "Jake" and his bunch, especially when, in the middle of the second half, the stubborn resistance of the Kentuckians turned the game into a victory for them. "Jake's" head could be seen in the midst of the wild scramble and he succeeded in keeping the ball in T.U. territory most of the time. Harrison was the biggest point getter for Kentucky, caging five field goals. Marx did some clever guarding especially when playing against Frances of T.U. Hart was off in throwing fouls but made up for this by his good passing. Harrison played the best game of his career against Frances, holding his man to no field goals, making five himself and outjumping the Transylvania captain nearly every time. Preston played a good game at basket guard and although making no scores himself, kept his man down.
For Transylvania Maiden played the best game making a total of thirteen points of the nineteen scored by the "Crimson." Foster and H. Tinsley played close at guard, especially the former, who is undoubtedly one of the best guards Transylvania has ever had. Francis was not up to his usual standard and seemed not to get in the game.
The gymnasium, where the game was played, was crowded to the door with supporters, of both the Blue and White and Crimson and the rooting was good, that of Kentucky overshadowing the Transylvania cheering. The work of the officials was exceedingly difficult, as both teams were on edge and both fighting doggedly. Hinton, the referee, did admirable work and is to be commended on his decisions for at times it was hard to discriminate.
The third game of the series will be played in the Armory tomorrow night at 8 o'clock.
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
STATE TAKES SECOND OF CRIMSON SERIES
Blue and White Wins From Transylvania Five by Three Points
THE SCORE IS 22 TO 19
Individual Stars Are Few but Harrison's Points Win Game
by Clyde B. Davis
More than two hundred State University students crowded four deep in the gallery of Transylvania's gymnasium last night and yelled themselves hoarse in the closing minutes of one of the greatest games ever played on the floor, while their scrappy basket ball team slowly closed on the Crimson five and won out with three points to spare, 22 to 19.
Some time yesterday the State University manager called up the Transylvania manager and facetiously remarked that about thirty-five or forty students from that institution wanted to see the game and asked if there would be room for them. Enough more than forty crossed over to the north side to fill nearly half of the upper floor of the gymnasium, and from the time they filed into the room until they were off the campus the rivalry in noise was as close as the playing on the floor.
Interest Runs High
During the game there was more yelling to the square inch than Transylvania ever before heard in the gymnasium. State students were banked on the east side of the gallery and the Crimson cohorts swarmed four deep on the west side and both ends. Both the crowd and the game were record breakers.
The victory belonged to anybody until the last whistle sounded. Foster scored the first goal for Transylvania a few seconds after play began and Maiden added a point on a foul a little later. The battle - for it was almost a battle - was desperate all the way. There was no playing for time when the ball was in fair territory and time was never called on account of injuries. The Blue and White captain protested twice on the referee's decisions, but two point by Marx on fouls in the latter part of the game helped wonderfully to turn the tide, for Transylvania had led throughout the half. The work of the officials deserve praise.
Maiden's Goal Throwing
Goal throwing par excellence by Maiden kept the Crimson team on a level when State threatened most in the first half, for he scored as many points in the first twenty minutes as the whole Blue and White team, leaving the Crimson the big end of a 14 to 10 count when the whistle sounded for rest.
The floor work of the State team was excellent in both halves, but the men lacked the accuracy in shooting for goals that they displayed in the practice before the game. They lost several opportunities in the first half by poor tries, and once Preston took two steps and a half before making a goal when he had a clear field within a few feet of the basket. The result was a pretty goal that did not count in the score making. Both teams appeared a bit over-anxious for a few minutes and several times State players threw the ball all the way across the floor to the wall, without touching a man.
Harrison's Points Win
It would be hard to name an individual player on the Southside team who deserves mention above his fellows, but Harrison's points won the game. Helped along with good passing he scored four field goals in the last half. With seven minutes left to play Transylvania led, 19 to 17. With four minutes remaining the score was a tie. State made another goal in the last two minutes and Marx added a goal from foul a minute before time was called.
The contest was rough. Nothing else could have been expected. But it was not "dirty" playing. No team ever played a better defensive game on the Transylvania floor than the Blue and White men after they were two points in the lead. They were on top of the ball on every move and despite almost superhuman efforts by the Crimson players to take the ball down the floor it remained in State's territory most of the time while the last 15 precious seconds were ticking away.
Will Play Again Friday
Next Friday night the two teams will settle the city collegiate championship and the second honors in Kentucky, with a final game in the State University Armory. Several days ago the Crimson aggregation whipped the State five in the Armory, 23 o 18, only a few points better than they were beaten last night in their own building by the Blue and White team. In two games the points stand 42 for Transylvania and 40 for State. The games have been about all that anybody could ask to see and the yelling has broken all records. Friday will be a climax in every way.
Taken man for man the teams appear to be about as evenly matched as team get to be. Francis is outreached by Harrison, but he is about on a par with the tall State man. Maiden has it on Marx in throwing fouls, or did last night. Both teams are fast. The game next Friday ought to be the climax of the season's play.