- Wednesday, February 13 1929 -
Centre College - 11 (Head Coach: Boise Potthoff)
Kentucky - 47 (Head Coach: John Mauer)
Halftime Score: Kentucky 21, Centre 3
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Game Writeup - by Niel Plummer, Lexington Herald
WILDCATS CRUSH CENTRE QUINTET, 47 TO 11
Blue Goes Into Lead On First Play and Is Never in Danger
Sweeping down on the crimson-clad Centre College Colonels, Coach Johnny Mauer's Wildcat crew galloped away to a 47 to 11 victory last night out at the University gym. The Wildcats were out in front on the first play, Spicer batting in a crip, and were leading, 21 to 3, at the half.
So convincing was the Wildcat victory that little can be said about the game. The Colonels, fighting as they always do, were simply outclassed. The Wildcats understood the Centre was "laying" for them and the Big Blue was there "with bells on" to see that no disaster overtook them.
Centre made only three goals during the game, all in the second half. May made two of them, all from far up the floor, while Boyle got the last late in the game. It also was a long shot.
Milward was the leading scorer for the Wildcats, having a perfect record with three field goals and five foul tosses out of five tries. Combs was right behind with five field goals and Spicer a step back with eight points. An army of substitutes saw service for the 'Cats, some of them breaking into the scoring column, while the rest got their turn in the lineup, a privilege which has been denied them in many of the earlier games because of the closeness of the battles.
Grabbing the opening tip-off, the 'Cats flashed down the floor, where Spicer batted in a crip as the ball rolled off the edge of the basket. Deaton then made it 2 to 1 with a foul. That was as close as Centre ever got, for Little Mac, Milward, Spicer and Little Mac again soon sent two-timers swishing through the nets, and the Wildcats had gone "wild." While the Blue was running up 21 points during the frame, Deaton made two free tries and Staley one for Centre, total of three points.
The second half found the Wildcats still on the warpath, driving in for crip after crip. Little Mac opened the festivities with a crip and then Combs sank two rapid shots from directly beneath the basket, and the Blue was away again.
May was the hero of the Centre five. Racing up and down the floor, he was always fighting to get clear for a shot, but "Big" McGinnis was always there to harass him when he ventured in near the foul line. His two field goals came from far up the court. "Big" Mac partly offset these goals about midway of the second half by intercepting a Centre pass near the middle of the court, dribbling close to the basket, and sinking a perfect crip.
The 'Cats have only two more games remaining on their card, meeting the University of Mississippi here on February 22 and 23.
Game Writeup - Danville Daily Messenger
KENTUCKY BEATS CENTRE COLONELS BY 47-11 COUNT
The University of Kentucky's fast Wildcat basketball players Wednesday night romped over the Centre Colonels of Danville at Lexington by the overwhelming and embarrassing score of 47 to 11. Centre had lost not only one game this season and a large crowd of Danville friends and rooters were on hand, expecting the Colonels to hold the Wildcats to at least a close score, if not defeat them.
From the very start, however, it was seen that the Danville team was outclassed as they could not get close enough to the goal to even try for a point, the first half ending 21 to 3. Centre did not score a single field goal the first period. Deaton made two foul throws and Staley one.
The Colonels came back in the second period like they meant business, as May, the only outstanding player of the home team, scored a field goal after three minutes of play. Eight minutes later May scored another two points, but the team could not get together, it seemed, and Coach Pothoff took out his regulars and put in several substitutes. Several second string Wildcats were also put in, but results were the same. Boyle, Centre substitute, scored his team's last marker a minute after he got in the game. When the Wildcats were not dropping the ball through the basket, they were so well guarding the goal that the Colonels could not get in scoring distance.