- Saturday, February 12 1916 -
Louisville - 28 (Head Coach: Ed Bowman)
Kentucky - 22 (Head Coach: James Park)
Halftime Score: Louisville 16, Kentucky 6
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
LOUISVILLE UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL FIVE WINS
State Plays Off Form and Falls City Bunch Scores 26 to 22 Victory
Playing off form, the State University basketball team last night fell a victim to the consistent playing of the five from the University of Louisville by a score of 26 to 22.
Louisville took a big lead in the first half, and at its close had given the State team the little end of a 16 to 6 score. State came back for a few minutes in the second period and, showing a return to regular form, tied the score at 22 to 22. The Cardinals braced themselves at this point and a field goal by Kornfeld, and one by Rectenwald clinched the game.
State's team appeared to have been over-trained, over-confident or some one of the causes which usually contribute to the defeat of a superior team. Only after Captain Zerfoss made a difficult goal did State seem to realize that they had met a team of high caliber and were in danger of being beaten. For a few minutes the play was desperate. Ireland, who replaced Server in the second period, Hart going to center, was apparently overlooked by the Cardinals and he slipped two goals over in a few minutes. His and the customary playing of Derril Hart were the sole features of State's play.
Daniel was the shining light of the Louisville quintet. He snagged baskets from all angles. Whenever the possession of the ball was in doubt, Daniels or Captain Kornfeld, of the visitors, usually emerged from the melee with the ball ready to be passed to one of their team mates.
Hart, of State, threw six out of nine fouls, while McCaleb, of the visitors, threw four out of four. Three personal fouls were called on Terry of the Cards.
Game Writeup - Louisville Courier-Journal (February 13, 1916)
CARDINALS WIN FROM WILDCATS
Louisville Outplays Kentucky At Every Stage of Game - Daniels Stars
LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 12 - Outplaying the Wildcats at every stage of the game, the University of Louisville basketball five tonight defeated the strong five of the State University 26 to 22. State played off color and was powerless to frustrate the excellent team work of the Falls City men.
Daniels, center of the Cardinals, played the star game for the visitors. He was all over the floor at all times and scored ten of his team's twenty-six points. Capt. Kornfeld was also in the game at every turn.
The Wildcats played a fast game in the second period and succeeded in tying the score, but Louisville snagged two more goals in the last two minutes of play, which won the game.
The team work of the Cardinal quintet was almost invincible. Time and again, when the ownership of the ball was in doubt, some red and black jerseyed played would be found to have it ready to pass to a teammate, who seemed always ready to receive it unhindered by guarding Wildcats.
McCaleb threw four fouls in four attempts. Rectenwald replaced Struve in the second period and played a stellar game, snagging the two baskets which determined the victory.
Louisville's victory tonight gives them a big claim for the State championship. They have already defeated the fives from Georgetown, Transylvania and Central. A return game will be played at Louisville some time in the future and the best State can hope for is an even break on the series.