- Thursday, February 16 1922 -
Clemson - 14 (Head Coach: E.J. Stewart)
Kentucky - 38 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
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Halftime Score: Kentucky 21, Clemson 6
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Game Writeup - by J.A. Estes, Lexington Herald
University of Kentucky Basketball Team is Easy Winner Over Clemson
CATS VICTORS BY 38-14 SCORE
Local Squad is Given Chance to Indulge in Real Slapstick Against South Carolinians
WRECKING CREW FEATURES
Back of the seriousness and earnestness generally connected with amateur athletics, there is always a little bit of yearning for the slapstick, ever waiting for an opportunity to crop out before an appreciative audience. Thus the slapstick proclivities of a championship basketball team furnished the main features of the University of Kentucky's 38 to 14 victory over the Clemson College quintet in the Wildcat den last night.
The Blue and White squad of the University tortured the Clemsonites into submission in the first few minutes of play and at the end of the first half had the visitors on the rear seat on a 21 to 6 count. The freshmen team of the South Carolina school, although it showed flashes of individual brilliancy throughout the contest, was unable to break up the well developed passing game of the Wildcats who once having attained a comfortable lead handled the sphere with a wisdom and nonchalance that would have exasperated a team of Jobs.
Wreckers Run to Form
Early in the second semester Coach George Buchheit responded to the insistent calls of the gallery for the "wrecking crew," and sent in an entire new lineup. The wreckers lived up to their nom de combat, and played with a wild abandon, the like of which has not been seen on a local basketball floor since Halley's comet. With three varsity football men in the lineup, the second string team staged a terrific onslaught on the Clemson guests and engaged in a series of calisthenic and contortionistic stunts that kept the galleries roaring with mirth for something like a dozen minutes.
Basil Hayden, all-Southern guard and at once the Man o' War and the Harold Lloyd of the basketball court, carried the spotlight around with him during most of the time he was in the lineup. Hayden's performance never descends to mediocrity, it ranges upward from the remarkable to the miraculous. His capacity includes a high individual scoring ability which he sacrifices largely for the sake of better teamwork and a surer style of play, but as a floor man it would be hard to find his better in the country.
Poyntz did most of the scintillating for the wrecking boat, scoring six points. Mr. Dutch Burnham, stationary guard of the Wildcats, rarely gets a chance to do anything spectacular, although he is a very efficient backstop, but last night was his day. Going through Burnham with a basketball was like boring through the Alps with a wheat straw.
Play Georgetown Tonight
Day, Schilletter and Dorn played good games for the visitors, and with a little more luck these lads probably would have run up a larger score against the Blue and White.
A summary of the shots taken by each team shows that the Kentucky varsity crew scored 13 field goals out of 62 tries at the basket, while the rear rank of the Wildcats scored five field goals out of 33 chances, making a total of 18 goals out of 95 shots. Clemson got only 33 tries at the hoops and connected on four occasions.
The Clemson team will play the Georgetown Tigers at Georgetown tonight and Centre at Danville Saturday.