- Saturday, January 21 1922 -
Louisville - 22 (Head Coach: John O'Rourke)
Kentucky - 29 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 11, Louisville 10
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Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
U.K. Wins Hard Game, 29 to 22
HAYDEN'S PLAY FEATURES
Between the University of Kentucky team's wonderful passing and the University of Louisville's absolutely preposterous goal shooting, a gym full of Lexington fans saw a good basketball game last night in the Wildcat den. Kentucky won by the score of 29 to 22.
The Wildcat organization showed flashes of the play that won it the championship of the South nealry a year ago, but it was forced to go its limit to defeat the quintet that it had overwhelmed four days before the count of 38 to 14. Louisville played a fast and aggressive game, and fought out the race nose and nose with Coach Buchheit's battleship up to the last five minutes of play, when the Wildcats took a safe lead.
Louisville never made a field goal from a distance shorter than 15 yards. Most of the Cardinal's shots came from more than halfway down the court. Cartee and Hocker made the crowds gasp with their uncanny skill at this game. Laffan played an excellent defensive game for the Cards.
Basil Hayden, all-Southern guard, played the greater part of the game and his playing was the feature of the whole melee. He broke up the Cardinals' few attempts at passing with an alacrity that drew a clamorous approval from the gallery. Lawrence "Dutch" Burnham, statinary guard, was the principal reason the Cardinals made so many long shots. Bill King's presence of mind may have saved the Wildcats from defeat. When Bill found the Wildcats' passing game was failing, he begn shooting long goals and accounted for five field goals in this manner.