- Saturday, February 8 1913 -
Cincinnati - 18 (Head Coach: Russell Easton)
Kentucky - 20 (Head Coach: John J. Tigert)
|R. C. Preston||3||0||6|
Halftime Score: State University 14, Cincinnati 9
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|Lexington YMCA 25 - 27|||||Marietta 42 - 16|
Game Writeup - by Roy Thomas, Lexington Leader
STATE WINS FROM ITS OLD ENEMY IN GREAT SHAPE
Closest Ball Battle in Many Seasons Fought Out on Floor of University Gymnasium and Cincinnati University Loses by 20 to 18 Score
With the sting of last fall's football defeat not entirely wiped away and the feuds of bygone days rankling deep in each of ten palpitating hearts, the two great arch-enemies of athletic fame, the University of Cincinnati basketball team and the State University five met at the Armory Saturday night and the Wildcats nosed out a victory by the score of 20 to 18. It was a notable victory for the local basketeers to win, for the vanquished was a team whose record stands forth as a pride to the Queen City. In paying their respects to local balldom the Cincinnatians put up one of the swiftest games seen on the armory floor this season.
Loud cheering greeted the teams as they appeared on the floor at 8:20 o'clock. The blast of the whistle announced that the game had been started, and then followed 40 minutes of a real exhibition of the net game. With the defeat in football last fall at the hands of the Wildcats till lingering, the Cincinnatians entered the game with revenge written on their faces, and the second period of the contest proved to be a veritable football clash between two amateur elevens. On the floor was Flohr and Stewart for the Cincinnatians who were members of the football team that was defeated and on the State five was Tuttle and Scott, who aided the local legions on to victory last fall. Showing apparently that they had no mercy for the visitors, Tuttle and Scott were in the thickest of the attack Saturday night. There was one man on the Cincinnati team that supporters thought would prove the undoing of the locals, and that was "Ike" Stewart, the lanky quarterback, who did phenomenal playing against State last fall. Although he was the mainstay of the visiting aggregation, his attempts were foiled.
The visitors started off the game with a rush and scored two field goals before the State five were able to score. The Cincinnatians showed excellent team work in the final half, which it seemed would overwhelm the local boys. But the Wildcats soon hit their stride, and the half ended 14 to 9 with the visitors on the losing side. The second half started off in a furious scramble, and it was a melee full of exciting moments until the final whistle was blown. The last few minutes of play, with only a difference of two points and the visitors making a desperate effort to tie the game kept the enthusiasts on the nervous seat. The whole game was marked by the attempts of the visitors to cage long shots from difficult angles.
Tuttle put up a splendid game at guard assisted by Scott. Farmer secured two of the field goals, while Preston and Barnett were credited with one each. Barnett threw five fouls out of eleven attempts. The brunt of the playing for Cincinnati was done by Stewart, Goosman and Captain Davis. The visitors gave several exhibitions of good team work coupled with brilliant passing, but they were unable to cage the ball when in throwing distance.