- Monday, February 2 1925 -
West Virginia - 19 (Head Coach: Frank Stadsvold)
|A.F. "Nate" Rohrbough||2||0||4||4|
Kentucky - 29 (Head Coach: Clarence Applegran)
|C. Foster Helm||2||4||3||8|
Halftime Score: Kentucky 13, West Virginia 5
|Prior Game|||||Next Game|
|Washington & Lee 28 - 22|||||Alabama 15 - 24|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Wildcats Beat West Virginia
BLUE AND WHITE IS CLASS
Apparently in a slump and showing the best of team work only at infrequent intervals, Kentucky defeated the West Virginia net quintet 29 to 19 last night on the University basketball court. While the Wildcats retained their eye for the basket, the passing attack was not near as consistent as that used in winning the Washington and Lee game last Friday.
Occasional brilliant exhibitions of passing were furnished the spectators as the Wildcats slipped through the close defense of the Mountaineers, but these rarely lasted for more than a very brief period. The rough attack of the visiting team precluded any continued drive in which real basketball ability was apparent, for both teams were soon plunging headlong into the fray as if the field of action were a gridiron rather than a basketball court. An unusually large number of long distance shots were tried by both sides, but without effect.
Large Floor Handicaps Visitors
West Virginia appeared lost on the large Kentucky floor. During the first half the visitors were unable to obtain the range of the basket, so that many shots aimed at the hoop fell short by feet. This, however, was remedied as the game progressed. Both teams seemed to take joy in applying rough tactics, in which department West Virginia had a decided edge.
Numerous substitutions were made by both coaches, but the 'Cat so outclassed the invaders in goal shooting that the result was never in doubt throughout the final half. The first period ended, 13 to 5, in favor of the Blue and White. For a time in the first half the two quintets battled on practically even terms. Kentucky was the first to register when Referee Head called a foul on Oliker and Milward quickly collected the point. A few seconds afterward the lanky center accounted for a field goal. From then onward, Kentucky gradually lengthened its lead.
Captain Jimmy McFarland, as usual, led the scoring of the evening with nine points to his credit. He was closely pressed by Helm, who accumulated eight. Although "Speedy" Alberts collected but three points, his close guarding was largely responsible for West Virginia's inability to score. Carey delivered his customary good game at stationary guard.
Hawley Leads West Virginia
Hawley, Blue and Gold leader, also carried off scoring honors for his side. The lengthy Mountaineer scored five points and was followed by Funk and Rohrbough, with four each. West Virginia missed many opportunities to add to their total by failing to take advantage of free throws.