- Monday, February 19 1923 -
Georgetown College - 45 (Head Coach: James Coleman)
Kentucky - 21 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
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Halftime Score: Georgetown 17, Kentucky 14
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Game Writeup - by Norris Royden, Lexington Herald
WILDCATS LOSE NINTH STRAIGHT
STATE ONLY ONCE IN LEAD
The University of Kentucky basketball average for the season dropped from 0.183 to 0.166 when the Wildcats by losing to Georgetown College last night at the university gymnasium, 45 to 21, dropped their ninth straight game.
The Blue and White basketeers were overcome by the smoke caused by the speed of the Tigers. Backed by a large delegation of rooters, who kept up a continual cry of support, the Tigers kept at high speed from whistle to whistle. Not once did the Black and Gold quintet falter in its attack on Kentucky, and kept its total of points always mounting.
Not a college team in Kentucky could stop Georgetown as it played last night. Using a five-man defense and a three-man offense, the Tigers were invincible. The three-man offense, composed of the two forwards and the center, especially was effective and although the Wildcat guards were alert, they could not stop the speedy Georgetown players.
The members of the Kentucky team did not play bad basketball, they were just outclassed. Georgetown obtained the jump on the Wildcats, and kept it all the way through.
For most of the first half, the spectators were treated to an even and interesting game, but Kentucky's endurance fell before the everlasting drive of the visitors, and the latter took the lead which they never relinquished. The score at the end of the half was 17 to 14.
Georgetown came back in the second half with four field goals in fast order, the Wildcats seemed to stand gaping. The Wildcats were given two foul throws which were made and then the Tigers followed with four more field goals in rapid succession. Kentucky scored another point on a foul, and Georgetown retaliated, this time with six field goals.
Coach Buchheit saw the futility of even making the score close and he sent in a substitute team. The bombers in the new lineup were fresh and played the Tigers even, scoring two baskets. The visitors also threw a pair of field goals. The final whistle blew with the score 45 to 21.
Long and Daniels, forwards, and Jacoby, center, formed Georgetown's attack, and it was these men who continually kept the sphere moving in the direction of their basket. Most of the time the ball was taken right up to the space within the foul line, before an attempt was made to shoot. Long and Jacoby made most of their goals on shots made coming into the basket. Daniels shot his from further out on the floor. Pollock was good at throwing fouls, caging five out of eight.
Little Riefkin was Kentucky's leading point maker, getting two field goals and four fouls. The youngster attempted many long shots when unable to break through the Black and Gold defense, but his shooting eye was not with him, and he did not cage as many as he usually does.
Kentucky could not at any time get its passes under way, the Georgetown players intercepting the throws time after time, and then carrying the ball down to their own basket.