- Tuesday, December 21 1926 -
Indiana - 38 (Head Coach: Everett Dean)
Kentucky - 19 (Head Coach: Basil Hayden)
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Halftime Score: Indiana 20, Kentucky 11
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Game Writeup - by Norris Royden, Lexington Herald
WILDCATS LOSE TO INDIANA FIVE
Changed Lineup Sent Against Hoosiers
There's something in the jug besides hops. Just give it time. There's something out at the university besides several young men with hygienic pants. Just give them time.
All this has to do with the Kentucky basketball team, which last night lost to Indiana by a 38 to 19 score. On Saturday night the Wildcats opened their season and lost to Cincinnati, 48 to 10. Indiana has a better team than Cincinnati, the Crimsons are favored to win the Western Conference. Just give Coach Basil Hayden and his Wildcats time.
The brewing is in action. The Wildcats, unaccustomed to the playing and quickness of mind of each other, are improving. In their worthy battle against the clever Hoosiers last night at the gymnasium, the Blues displayed more of teamwork than smacked of their effort against the Bearcats and this, plus the hard fighting of each man, allowed them to make a showing against Indiana that was most respectable in every sense of the word.
If Indiana is not favored to win the Western Conference crown, the team that is must by the quintet of the century. The Hoosiers had a team of fast, brilliant floor men who worked together to carry the ball down the floor to within scoring distance where they weaved in and out searching for an opening for a crip shot.
The Crimsons did not always find this opening and had to resort to sharpshooting, at which Krueger excelled and made five such baskets, because of the hard guarding of the Wildcats. The locals tried hard to get in short shots, which shows Hayden's steady coaching is finding effect, and when in possession of the ball they were careful in their passing. Practically all of Kentucky's field goals were made on crips, the Wildcats striving hard to find an opening before shooting. This was not always forthcoming, however, and all tried shots from afar with little or not success.
Knadler and Ropke were outstanding for Kentucky on offense. Jenkins doing fine work in directing the attack. Phelps and Dees did their part of the guarding with the former showing offensive ability that no one knew he had.
Krueger, Correll and Winston were the mainstays for Indiana. Correll was the key man on offense with Krueger depended upon for the quick work near the basket. Winston, who needs an extra length bed when he sleeps, jumped center or rather reached on his tip-toes to get the tip-off, returned to the back guard position, where his efforts were incomparable.
Newspaper blurb in the Indianapolis Star the day after the game