- Wednesday, February 13 1924 -
Clemson - 13 (Head Coach: Bud Saunders)
Kentucky - 38 (Head Coach: George C. Buchheit)
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Halftime Score: Kentucky 26, Clemson 8
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Game Writeup - by Norris Royden, Lexington Herald
Kentucky Teamwork is Too Much for Clemson
VISITORS GIVEN LESSON IN GAME
"WRECKING CREW" IS USED
Kentucky gave Clemson College a basketball lesson last night, defeating the visitors with ease, 38 to 13. It was apparent soon after the start of the game that the Blue and Orange outfit was no match for the Wildcats, the latter's teamwork running with the smoothness of a clock.
Clemson presented a team a youngsters that were new to collegiate basketball. The visitors were willing and in good condition, but they were exceedingly awkward in comparison with the polished players of Kentucky.
Never before this season has the Blue and White combination worked with such brilliant coordination. The passing was so fast and sure, that time after time the ball was taken under the basket for easy shots. However, the Wildcats had their faults last night. Dropping in baskets with such speedy regularity, Buchheit's men appeared as if they would run up a large score on the visitors, but toward the end of the first half, the Wildcats lost their "shooting eyes," so that baskets were exceedingly hard to get, despite the fact that the Blue and White players kept the backboard warm with easy shots.
This condition continued in the second half, only that it was worse. The Wildcats kept in possession of the ball the majority of the time, working the ball down the floor with beautiful teamwork, only to make a poor shot at the basket. The spectators applauded Kentucky's work, but clamored for points, which, however, were not forthcoming.
Toward the end of the half, Coach Buchheit sent in the "wrecking crew," and it wasn't long until the fans were being treated to fast and unintentional rough basketball.
Again is the Kentucky team without stars, it being the entire squad that deserves credit. McFarland and Milward lead in scoring with 10 points each, while Riefkin was next with eight.
Chandler was high man for Clemson with six points. He and Johnson appeared to be the outstanding floor men, but there is little likelihood that Coach Buchheit would trade any of his men for any of Clemson's players.
Tonight at 8 o'clock, the strong University of Virginia quintet will meet the Wildcats, who should be feeling good after their "warm-up" last night. The Old Dominion players have lost but one game this season.