- Friday, February 28 1930 -
Southern Conference Tournament (at Atlanta, GA)
Kentucky - 26 (Head Coach: John Mauer)
Maryland - 21 (Head Coach: H. Burton Shipley)
|Louis Berger (*)||5||1||1||11|
Halftime Score: Kentucky 12, Maryland 6
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Washington & Lee 28 - 26 OT|||||Sewanee 44 - 22|
Game Writeup - Atlanta Journal
Wildcats Sink Old Liners, 26-21.
With "Big Mac" and "Little Mac" - the two McGinnis boys - splitting most of the honors, Kentucky's Wildcats won their opening game by getting the decision from the Old Liners of Maryland, 26-21.
For the first half close guarding by the Wildcats, allowing the Maryland quintet but two field goals, sent them off the floor on the long end of a 12-6 score. The Big Blue tallied five times from the field.
Coach Shipley's quintet came back after the intermission to play the Wildcats to a standstill, even to pick up one point of the six which made up Kentucky's lead.
Two factors spelled Kentucky's success. The first, which cut at least 10 points from Maryland's total, was the regularity with which George Tates grabbed the tip-off. The second was the difference in temperature between the two teams in shooting from the floor. Maryland could not put them down. And Paul McBrayer, Louis (Little Mac) McGinnis, and Lawrence (Big Mac) McGinnis took turn about in ringing the goal from well out on the floor. McBrayer, who scored eight points, got each of them in this manner.
Stanley Milward, rated a great center, was held out of the fray by Coach Mauer with a bad foot. He is not expected to play this afternoon, but will be used later should the Wildcats survive.
Radice, a stocky guard who covered well and passed swiftly and accurately, and Berger, powerful center, starred for Maryland.