- Friday, February 23 1912 -
Vanderbilt - 18 (Head Coach: Carl (Zeke) Martin)
|Oscar Nelson (*)||2||6||10|
Kentucky - 22 (Head Coach: Edwin R. Sweetland)
|W. C. Harrison||1||0||2|
|R. C. Preston||0||0||0|
Halftime Score: State University 11, Vanderbilt 5
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Vanderbilt 28 - 17|||||Georgetown College 19 - 18|
Game Writeup - Lexington Leader
STATE WINS AGAIN
Defeats Vanderbilt University 22 to 18 in Second and Last Game of the Series
The State University basketball team remains undefeated after having finished their two games with Vanderbilt University and making a clear sweep of both, winning the contest Friday night, which was fast and somewhat rough, by the score of 22 to 18, closer than the first, but equally as well deserved.
Vanderbilt went into the game Friday night fully determined to win and make the series an even break at any cost, and as a result the spectators were furnished with an exhibition which at times resembled anything but a basketball game. The Blue and White five showed that they were equal to all conditions and demonstrated the fact that they were as much at home at 'roughing it' as they were at playing straight basketball.
Barnett started the scoring by throwing a foul in the first two minutes of play, and the Wildcats continued to lead the visitors throughout this period, which ended with the score of 11 to 5 in favor of State. During this period Hart for State threw a field goal from near the center of the field, which brought the spectators to their feet with a cheer which continued until play was again resumed.
The second period was even rougher than the first and Referee Elliott called foul after foul, they being mostly against Vanderbilt. Near the middle of the half the score stood at a tie at 14 points, which was the first and only time that the visitors were as good as even with the State boys during both games.
Barnett for State and Nelson for Vanderbilt were the individual stars, Barnett making twelve points for his team and Nelson scoring ten points.
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.
Although a faster and more exciting than Thursday night's game, we again went into it with a firm determination to come out on top, and we made a clean sweep of it. The Commodores, after a good rest Friday, thought they would make the series an even break at any cost, and as a result the spectators were furnished with an exhibition which at times resembled a "Jack Johnson fight," more than a basketball game. Speaking of roughing it, the State team went right into it equally as well as if it were straight basket-ball. Barnett was right there with the throwing of fouls, which the visitors made even more frequently than the night before. He started the scoring by throwing a foul in the first two minutes of play, and the Wildcats continued to lead the visitors throughout this half, which ended with the score of 11 to 5 in our favor.
The second period was rougher than the first, numerous fouls being called, mostly on Vanderbilt. Near the middle of the half the score was a tie at 14 points, which was the first and only time the visitors were in anyway equal to the State boys during both games.
For State, each man was an individual star. Hart did himself proud both nights in his pretty exhibition of goal shooting from center. Harrison was everywhere at the same time, and deserves much praise for his splendid work. Preston and Gaiser can not be equaled for breaking up the enemy's passing, and they insisted on guarding until the Vandy man must make a foul, while Barnett stood anxiously waiting to add another point to the score.
Nelson was the individual star for Vanderbilt, scoring ten points out of the 18 made by his team.