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I have especially strong recollections of the first of the two games Loyola lost that season. The Ramblers, with a 22-0 record, fell behind 14-2 at Bowling Green State. Loyola never did get into the game and lost 92-75. Falcon fans went crazy. That may have been the best game Bowling Green ever played. The Falcons went 21-4 that season and were led by All-America Nate Thurmond and Howard Komives. Also contributing mightily were Elijah Chatman and Wavey Junior.
Coincidentally on that same night (Feb. 16, 1963) the Cincinnati Bearcats lost their only game of the regular season, 65-64 to Wichita. That cheated Bowling Green out of the next morning's headlines.
?That's Dees on the Dome to your right.—ED.
I see you had the same problem that we local sportswriters had when 5'3" Leland Wigington, now at Seton Hall, played at Ventura ( Calif.) College: Is it Pookie (page 8) or Pookey (page 69)? He moves so fast, we were never able to stop him to ask which he preferred.
?He spells it Pookey.—ED.
How soon you forget! Although Hersey Hawkins is a fine player and perhaps the best guard in college basketball this season (scouting reports, Nov. 18), he is not the best Missouri Valley Conference player since Larry Bird. That honor belongs to Xavier McDaniel, formerly of Wichita State and now a star with the NBA Seattle SuperSonics. Not only was the X-man an All-America, but he also led the country twice in rebounding and was the first and only collegian to lead the nation in scoring (27.2 points a game) and rebounding (14.8 a game) in the same season, 1984-85.