Colorado surprised PCC standout Washington 70-63, then came back the next night to prove it was no fluke, downing the Huskies once more 69-51.
Oregon State, beaten by Utah 70-41 in the first of a two-game series, retired to a hotel dance floor, where Coach Slats Gill drilled his troops in a slow-motion game intended to contain the fast-breaking Utes. Gill had the right idea but Utah failed to cooperate and the Beavers lost again 62-38. Observed Gill glumly: "It was the only strategy that could give us much of a chance. If I were from Utah, I would be happy this year."