COLLEGE BASKETBALL—KANSAS defeated Oklahoma 83-79 to win the NCAA men's championship, in Kansas City (page 18).
Louisiana Tech edged Auburn 56-54 for the NCAA women's title, in Tacoma, Wash, (page 40).
Connecticut beat Ohio State 72-67 to win the NIT championship in Madison Square Garden.
PRO BASKETBALL—Detroit and Dallas went into tailspins and both were in peril of losing their division leads. The Pistons were winless in four games, beginning the week by losing 102-100 to the hapless Clippers and ending it with a 112-110 loss to Chicago. In that game Michael Jordan scored 59 points, an NBA high this season. Atlanta won four straight to pull within one game of the Central-leading Pistons, while the Bulls. 3-1 for the week, closed to within 3� games. Dallas also lost four straight as its Midwest lead dwindled to half a game over Denver, which ran its winning streak to eight games. Two of the NBA's biggest guns had a hand in the Mavericks' skid: Atlanta's Dominique Wilkins drilled them for 40 points in a 120-106 Hawks victory, and Larry Bird scored 32 in a 110-101 Boston win. The Atlantic-leading Celtics won their other three games while division also-rans Philadelphia. Washington and the Knicks battled for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff berth. Pacific pacesetter Los Angeles struggled through a Magic-less week—Magic Johnson is out indefinitely with a groin injury—by beating Sacramento 108-104 and splitting a pair (a 122-111 win in L.A., a 106-92 loss in Salt Lake City) with Utah. Seattle clinched one of the Western Conference's two remaining playoff spots with a 106-103 win over Chicago; San Antonio had the other berth all but sewn up.
BOWLING—LISA WAGNER rolled a 226 to win $40,000 and the U.S. Open, in Winston-Salem, N.C. She beat Lorrie Nichols by eight pins.
Jeff Bellinger defeated Steve Cook 204-183 to win $39,000 and a PBA event in Milwaukee.
BOXING—LLOYD HONEYGHAN knocked out WBC welterweight champion Jorge Vaca in the third round in London to regain the title he lost to Vaca last October.
Virgil Hill stopped Jean-Marie Emebe in the 11th round to retain his WBA light heavyweight championship, in Bismarck, N. Dak.
EQUESTRIAN—KATIE MONAHAN PRUDENT of Middleburg, Va., riding Special Envoy, beat Michael Matz of Collegeville, Pa., on Chef, by 1.82 seconds to win the American Invitational, in Tampa. She won the first leg of show jumping's triple crown for a record third time and earned $30,000.
GOLF—SANDY LYLE fired a 17-under-par 271 to win $180,000 and the Greater Greensboro Open. He beat Ken Green on the 1st hole of sudden death.