Oklahoma City, led by 6-foot-6 back-court man Bud Koper's 37 points, trounced TCU 96-70. But the Chiefs were less overpowering away from home. They lost to WYOMING 96-90 but beat Denver 80-66.
There were unmistakable signs that STANFORD might not have a cakewalk in the Big Six. The Indians were impressive enough as Tom Dose and Sophomore Bob Bedell led them past Oregon twice, 59-51 and 83-65, but UCLA and California could hardly wait for the race to start. With Walt Hazzard directing traffic and pouring in points, the fast-breaking Bruins clobbered Brigham Young 113-71 and Butler 80-65. Cal went at SAN FRANCISCO with a harassing full-court press and, in the end, it cost the Bears the game. They fouled Dave Lee too often, and his 15 free throws won for the Dons 64-60.
Oregon State's Mel Counts and playmakers Frank Peters and Jim Jarvis wrecked Washington State 80-66 and 75-58, British Columbia 87-47, Washington 91-60.