- Saturday, January 3 1925 -
Kentucky - 20 (Head Coach: Clarence Applegran)
|A. T. Rice||0|
Cincinnati - 24 (Head Coach: Boyd Chambers)
|George "Runt" Bradner||3|
|Victor "Fic" Sicking||0|
Halftime Score: Cincinnati 12, Kentucky 9
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|Michigan 11 - 21|||||Illinois 26 - 36|
Game Writeup - by James M. Kerr, Lexington Herald
Wildcats Lose to Cincinnati, 24 to 20
Work of Blue Team is Loose
The Cincinnati Bearcats took advantage of Kentucky's loose playing tonight and handed the Wildcats a 24 to 20 setback in a game that was anything but clean. Cincinnati, coming back strong after losing to Indiana by a score of 54 to 7 the night previous unleashed a fast offense that had the Kentucky boys mystified from the first whistle. The Wildcats were seemingly powerless to check the Cincy passing attack, and in turn were not any too successful carrying the ball through the Bearcat defense.
Kentucky was never closer to the Bearcats than one point, never gaining the lead a single time during the fracas. The lexington team got away to a poor start and gave the appearance of being stale, trailing the Cincy outfit, 9 to 1, before the game was five minutes old. Catain McFarland returned to his old form tonight and was high point man of the scrap, with fou field goals and one foul.
The Wildcats had many shots from beneath the basket but made a poor percentage. Milward was playing back but only collected one field goa. Four times Kentucky caged baskets that were not allowed because Reese rued that he had blown his whistle before the basket was made.
At the end of the first half Cincinnati had a lead of 12 to 9, but Kentucky almost came on even terms with the Queen City basketeers when McFarland and Tracy caged neat goals from past the foul zone. Tracy did some flashy work for the Wildcats and accounted for two field goals which came at opportune times. The Kentucky attack worked smoother with the criss-cross pass abandoned, but there is still plenty of room for improvement before the Wildcats will hit a winning stride.
With but three minutes left in which to play, the Cincy team had a 20 to 19 advantage but long goals by Schmid and Allen put the Bearcats too far in front to be caught. At this juncture the Kentucky team slowed up considerably. About 3500 fans saw the game, including several fans from Lexington mostly students of the University. Kentucky left here at midnight for Urbana, Ill., and will stop off in Indiana to meet Wabash Tuesday night. Wabash recently defeated Vanderbilt, 61 to 14.
Cincinnati outplayed Kentucky in practically every department of the game, with Schmid carrying off individual honors of the contest. This fellow was damaging to Kentucky time after time with his uncanny goal shooting and snappy dribbling. Applegran, Kentucky coach, was not pleased with the officiating of Reese.