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Basketball's Week
Mervin Hyman
March 04, 1963
The lineup for the postseason tournaments was taking shape last week, with the majority of the country's top 10 teams headed for the NCAA. Assured of all but one of the 15 major conference winners, the NCAA has defending champion Cincinnati (Missouri Valley), Arizona State (Western AC), Texas (Southwest) and St. Joseph's (Mid-Atlantic) already in, along with some strong independents: NYU (15-2), Pitt (17-5), Loyola of Chicago (23-1), Notre Dame (16-7), Colorado State (17-4), Texas Western (17-5), Oklahoma City (17-7), Seattle (18-5), Utah State (20-5) and Oregon State (15-7).
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March 04, 1963

Basketball's Week

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2. TEXAS (16-5)


All season long Idaho waited to get at Seattle. The rooters at Moscow ( Idaho, that is) were convinced that their fabulous Gus Johnson would enable the Vandals to beat the Coast team. Last week Idaho had its chance. Johnson got his 22 points and 24 rebounds, but Eddie Miles scored 25 and Seattle won 77-72. The Pacific Coast had two close races. Stanford led in the Big Six after beating UCLA 73-69 in overtime. But the Bruins, who came back to take California 64-57, and Washington were both within reach. Nor was USC, which split a pair of games with Oregon State, losing 76-49 and winning 67-58, out of it. In the West Coast AC, San Francisco lost to San Jose 49-48, and now only a game separated St. Mary's and Santa Clara from the Dons. The top three:

2. SEATTLE (18-5)
3. STANFORD (15-6)

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