- Saturday, February 19 1916 -
Cincinnati - 10 (Head Coach: George Little)
Kentucky - 34 (Head Coach: James Park)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 14, Cincinnati 8
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
CINCY PLAYS FLOOR BUT FAILS AT BASKET BALL
Visitors Pass Ball Exceedingly Well, But Seldom Shoot Goals
DERRILL HART STARS
Wildcats Show Hospitality by Scoring 34 to Visitors 10
The State University basketball five meted out some severe punishment to the quintet fro the University of Cincinnati last night at the Auditorium in the form of a 34 to 10 defeat.
The Cincinnati folks tried to win the decision without shooting goals, which a very hard thing for any basketball team to do. They failed, but lost gloriously. Their passing was a thing of beauty, but swapping the leather around the floor does not soil the score book to any extent. On the other hand the Blues muffed each other's inshoots and allowed the Queen City players to step in and break up their drives, but when it came to firing straight into the hopper or messing up volleys from the enemy the Wildcats answered present in chorus.
The Blues have not been setting the world on fire this winter on the basketball floor, but Director Tigert and Coach Park individually wore the complacent smile a man has as he watches a brand new sign bearing his name and business being hung up in front of the store. The Blues showed evidences of team work, good defensive skill and plenty of zip. Also they rolled thirteen into the box, many of them from difficult angles.
Hart batted .800 on his fouls. Ten times he was called on to deliver from scratch and he showed up his friend Justice, of Cincinnati, in this matter of making 'em from the spot. A string of double fouls were called and every time but one Kentucky won out.
Ireland, hitherto a substitute forward, won his spurs with a series of clever counters and his floor work was above the average. The rest of the Wildcat crew grabbed two field goals each and earned their win.
A summary of the Cincinnati efforts would look good if a point could be given for every time they took the ball down the floor and cut it loose. But as the present scoring rules have it, they salted down only four field goals, all in the first half. Justice landed two of these safely, Hachen and Harrington got the other two. In the last half the netting on the Cincinnati basket became wrapped around the ring and hung there undisturbed until discovered five minutes before the half was up. It was then pulled down to position with a pole. No ball had passed that way. Justice shot one foul in the last chapter that pulled the Cincy score to an even ten.