- Tuesday, January 5 1926 -
Kentucky - 23 (Head Coach: Ray Eklund)
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Indiana - 34 (Head Coach: Everett Dean)
Halftime Score: Indiana 11, Kentucky 8
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|DePauw 29 - 38|||||Berea 37 - 23|
Game Writeup - Lexington Herald
Wildcats Are Beaten by Indiana Five, 34-23; Make Hoosiers Hustle
Indiana University basketball team tamed the Kentucky Wildcats tonight in a nip and tuck affair, 34 to 23. The Southerners threatened every minute of play and forced the Crimson quintet to extend itself to the end.
Indiana gained an eight-point lead before Kentucky scored from the field. The substituting of Besuden and Mohney into the lineup aroused the invaders to a fighting spirit and at half time Indiana had only an 11 to 8 edge.
The Hoosiers continued to lead throughout the second period with Kentucky fighting for a margin it never gained. The Wildcats refused to quiet down and it was only in the last four minutes of play that Indiana, held more than a three-point advantage. Kentucky presented an airtight defense which kept the Hoosier scoring aces at bay most of the time. Only by executing some excellent passing which worked the ball down the floor was Indiana able to count.
With five minutes to go the score stood 24 to 21 with Indiana on the long end of the figures. Mohney fouled Derr who dropped in two free throws. That started the Crimson rally but never once disheartened the Wildcats.
Besuden, McFarland, Mohney and Captain Carey played great basketball. Besuden tossed in four field goals, each from underneath the netting. Mohney and McFarland each scored two from a field. Carey's guarding was excellent and his lone goal came from the center of the floor in the final chapter.
F. Subley, captain of Indiana's football team next fall and playing his first fall game of the year, stood out for Indiana. His six field goals, three in each half, kept Indiana in the lead.
Game Writeup - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (Associated Press)
Indiana defeated the University of Kentucky 34 to 23 in the last preconference season contest. The Hoosiers jumped into the lead at the start and were never headed, the half ending 11 to 8.
Kentucky threatened to cause trouble in the second half when Besuden led a swift comeback. But the Crimson tightened its plays, with flashes and dazzling form, and baskets by Krueger, Beckner and Sibley ran up a comfortable lead by the end of the game.
Sacrificing five days of the Christmas vacation to play two games next week is the record of the Indiana University basketball team. Tuesday night the University of Kentucky will send its quintet of native sons to Bloomington while on Saturday night Minnesota will come for the opening of the Big Ten conference championship chase.
Both games are expected to be tough numbers for the Deanmen.
The Kentuckians under Coach Ray Eklund, former all-conference forward, two weeks ago gave DePauw University a hot battle. The Blue Grass five led the Tigers until the closing minute of play when some rare shots were heaved in by the Hoosiers, thus pulling the game out of fire by a close margin. With two weeks of additional practice the Kentuckians are certain of waging a merry bombardment of the baskets against Indiana. The DePauw tilt was the first of the season for Kentucky while it marked the sixth competition for the Greencastle horde.
Numbered among the Kentucky players is an outstanding basketball performer who has been written in headlines on numerous occasions. Captain Carey, all-American high school guard in 1921, is credited with being the best basketball player in the south. His work against Indiana last season when the Crimson won by a lone field goal, has made him a marked man for Tuesday night.
Coach Everett Dean has wasted no time in confiding to his team that the invaders will give Indiana a pretty article of basketball. The Crimson will not be surprised to find Kentucky a quintet of goal shooting sharks. Their record last season is not to be overlooked.
Julius Krueger, who was injured in the Wabash game, has been able to take his regular position with the "Scrappin' Hoosiers." The return of the crack goal-getter assured Coach Dean that he can send his complete strength against the two opponents.
Minnesota's invasion will be the first since 1924. Indiana beat the Gophers that year by 14 points but the game this season is not expected to be won by such a large margin, in fact, Coach Dean is rating the team from the cold north as a close rival.
The first swimming meet of the season will take place here next Saturday night with Michigan furnishing the opposition for the Crimson tankers. The swim will take place immediately following the basketball game.
Game Writeup - Kentucky Kernel
WILDCATS DROP GAME TO INDIANA
Although Behind Eight Points, Kentucky Comes to Front and Nearly Takes Game from Hoosiers
BESUDEN HIGH POINT MAN
On last Tuesday night the Wildcats received their second setback of the season at the hands of the University of Indiana quintette in a game that was spectacular and close from start to finish. The final score was 34 to 23.
Followers of the sport, who witnessed the battle at Bloomington, declared that it was one of the hardest fought games that the Wildcats have ever indulged in, or Indiana either. Both teams, remembering the furious tussle they fought last year, were keyed to the highest pitch before the start of the game and played in a somewhat similar manner after the starting whistle blew.
Indiana had an eight point lead before Kentucky scored a field goal. However, the substitution of Besuden and Mohney quickly ended this scoreless spell for the Wildcats as they threw some pretty baskets from difficult angles. At the end of the half Indiana was leading 11 to 8.
The Hoosiers continued to lead throughout the second half with the Wildcats giving stubborn resistance. With five minutes to go the score was 24 to 21 in Indiana's favor. Mohney fouled Derr, who made the two free throws. This started the Hoosier's rally, which was never halted by the fighting Wildcats.
The entire Kentuckian lineup played a good brand of basketball, individually, but probably the two greatest assets on the roster was Besuden, who garnered four field goals, and Carey, who played a great defensive game and also contributed to the Wildcat cause a field goal from the center of the floor. Subley proved to be Indiana's ace, making six field goals and one point from a foul, achievements that made him the high point man of the game.