- Saturday, January 17 1920 -
Kentucky - 11 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Cincinnati - 13 (Head Coach: Boyd Chambers)
|G. Carleton Brown||2|
Halftime Score: Cincinnati 11, Kentucky 9
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|Miami (OH) 14 - 38|||||Maryville 27 - 13|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Wildcats and Crimsons Lose First Games by Close Scores
Hard-Fought Contest at Cincinnati Goes to Queen City Team, 13 to 11
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 17 -- A madly enthusiastic crowd of rooters saw the University of Kentucky Wildcats go down to defeat here tonight, the University of Cincinnati winning a well-played basketball contest, 13 to 11. Both teams were on their toes every minutes, and played a fast and aggressive game.
The superior passing of Cincinnati was the feature of the contest. The locals pushed the oval to all corners of the floor with lightening speed.
Blakey, Kentucky right forward, was the star performer for the visitors, lessening the hooped net for eight of his team's eleven points. Smith, Kentucky guard, playing his first college game, did good work.
Coons, Mumaw and Brown were the main attraction for the locals.
Game Writeup - Cincinnati Tribune
VARSITY QUINTET TRIMS KENTUCKY STATE "WILD CATS"
The Cincinnati Varsity Bearcats devoured the Kentucky State Wildcats 13 to 11 last night at the Varsity Gym before a large enthusiastic audience. The game ended with a thrilling finish, the winning goal being made by Maddux. Sam Seltz dribbled the ball down the floor and made a perfect pass to Maddux underneath the basket. Maddux throwing the ball over his head for the winning goal. The Kentucky Wildcats were out for revenge, due to their defeat in football, but went away without the much-sought victory.
The game started by Brown tapping the ball Coons, the ball being worked up to U.C.'s goal, but the locals were unable to score for a few minutes, Irwin caging the first field goal. From that time on U.C. was able to hold its lead, but, since it was only by a small margin, the game proved to be interesting and exciting throughout. U.C. showed much improvement over its last weeks exhibition, and, since it has turned in a winner, henceforth it is out for gore and intends to satisfy its great following.
Captain Cantor played a good defensive game, while Blakey did best for Kentucky State. During the second half U.C. made but four points and Kentucky State made three. The first half ended 9 to 8 in U.C.'s favor. Dave Reese, refereed in his usual good style. Dancing followed the game. Next Friday U.C. plays Ohio Northern in the men's gymnasium.