- Thursday, February 22 1912 -
Vanderbilt - 17 (Head Coach: Carl (Zeke) Martin)
|Oscar Nelson (*)||3||7||13|
Kentucky - 28 (Head Coach: Edwin R. Sweetland)
|W. C. Harrison||1||0||2|
|R. C. Preston||0||0||0|
Halftime Score: State University 10, Vanderbilt 8
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Tennessee 27 - 15|||||Vanderbilt 22 - 18|
Game Writeup - The Idea
DEFEAT THE MUCH-TOUTED COMMODORES IN TWO OF THE MOST EXCITING GAMES EVER SEEN HERE
Means Southern Championship
The basketball five of State are victors over the heavyweights from Vanderbilt in two successive games, thus adding two more victories to their unbroken record. They met on the Armory floor for the games, one Thursday and one Friday night.
The game was fast and exciting throughout, State always leading the score. The first team played during the whole game. During the first minutes of play, Gaiser stared the score by a long shot field goal, and Hart soon followed suit with two goals made at long range. The score was always close during the first period, with the local five keeping on top. The period ended with the score 10 to 8 in favor of State.
Again in the second period, Gaiser opened up the scoring by a long shot field goal and for the second time Kentucky began with a rush as if determined to get the best of Vanderbilt for once in its life, and for the first few minutes took the Vandy men off their feet and added several field goals to their own score.