- Saturday, January 3 1925 -
Kentucky - 20 (Head Coach: Clarence Applegran)
|A. T. Rice||0||0||0|
Cincinnati - 24 (Head Coach: Boyd Chambers)
|George "Runt" Bradner||1||1||3|
|Victor "Fic" Sicking||0||0||0|
Halftime Score: Cincinnati 12, Kentucky 9
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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. Captain McFarland returned to his old form tonight and was high point man of the scrap, with four 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 goal. 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.
Game Writeup - Cincinnati Enquirer
Is Scored by Varsity
Kentucky Team Is Trimmed, 24 to 20 - Wes Schmid Is Individual Star of Contest
The University of Cincinnati basketball team staged a remarkable comeback last night and defeated the University of Kentucky by a 24-20 count.
The contest was the most exciting seen in Cincinnati this year and will rival some of those contest of last season that were decided by one or two points.
The Bearcats started out just as though they were going to beat Kentucky like Indiana walked away with them the night before. They scored eight markers before the Kentucky team was able to register a point. From then on the contest was a see-saw, with the score being tied at four different intervals.
Up to the final gun the game was in doubt, since the Bearcats had only a two-point lead at the most, but Allen clinched matter when he put in a nice shot just before the final whistle sounded.
Wes Schmid, playing a guard for Cincinnati, was the individual star of the contest for Cincinnati. Schmid garnered four field goals for a total of eight points, two of them from the center of the floor late in the second half when the scored stood 15 all. By caging these two tallies, Schmid gave the Bearcats the lead that later meant victory to them.
Kentucky, however, went down fighting. After the Bearcats had taken the lead by four points they came right back and were within one of tying the count when Schmid put in his last goal. A foul gave Kentucky a chance to tie the score with one more field goal, but Allen got another marker that gave the Bearcats the game.
Clark Valentiner, playing as guard, was a close second to Schmid for stellar honors. Although he only got one point, Valentiner kept the Kentucky team away from the basket and made them shoot from the center of the floor. The Kentucky team got all their points on long shots.
Runt Bradner, who relieved Vic Sicking, played the greatest game of his career, intercepting many passes and playing a whale of a floor game.
Ethan Allen, at center, accounted for three field goals and two fouls, tying Schmid in the scoring.
For Kentucky, McFarland was far above his team mates in top honors. He was the leading scorer of the evening, accounting for nine points by himself. Four field goals and a foul were his contribution to the Kentucky score.
Tracy, who substituted for King at guard, went well, getting two field goals. He played a fine defensive game, as well as an offensive.