- Friday, January 27 1922 -
Marshall - 12 (Head Coach: Herbert Cramer)
Kentucky - 34 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 20, Marshall 7
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Game Writeup - by J.A. Estes, Lexington Herald
Wildcats Beat Big Green, 34-12
The University of Kentucky basketball team put Marshall College's big Green quintet through the spanking mill last night in the University gymnasium. The Blue and White squad was merciless in its chastisement of the West Virginia verdure, and won by the score of 34 to 12.
The Kentucky squad must have had its orders to get all it could, for at the end of the half the Wildcats had Marshall gasping for breath and holding the small side of 20 to 7 score. Coach George Buchheit then called off his first string herd and sicked his second team on the visitors, with the result that more disaster befell the Huntington outfit. The score probably would have been much larger in favor of the Blue and White had the varsity battlescow remained in the game throughout.
Marshall, although decisively beaten, made the Wildcat organization fight for every point. The Big Green defense was excellent, and it took the most brilliant efforts of the Kentucky passing machine to gather in the goals. Gillespie, long shot wizard of the visitors, missed a dozen goal by hairbreadth margins. Only two fouls were called on the Marshall team.
One of the all-Southerns was missing from the Wildcat lineup, Paul Adkins having received instructions to attend the game in civics on account of several minor injuries. His place was creditably filled by the cyclonic Freddie Fest.
Basil Hayden, the forward than whom they don't get much better, led in scoring with eight point to his credit, while Williams, King and Poyntz had three field goals apiece. Only two of the ten Wildcats that got in the game failed to score.
Gillispie and Johnson did good work for the green team.
Marshall hopped off to a 3 to 0 lead, but the Wildcats immediately opened negotiations with the iron hoop and crammed in field goals so fast for a few minutes that Marshall spent most of its time blinking. The 'wrecking crew' kept up the procession, although the Marshallites held it to a standstill for a few minutes after the opening of the second half. Gillespie tossed a foul for the visitors after the game was ended.