As one out of a thousand students at Davidson College, I feel that the Villanova fan is showing his basketball ignorance when he says Davidson "is a disgrace to the top 10" and "plays schools that a small college should play."
Just to set him straight, here are some of the "small college" teams on this year's schedule: Wake Forest, St. Joseph's, Ohio State ( NCAA runner-up in 1961), West Virginia University (a frequent contender for the NCAA title), Duke (1963 NCAA runner-up), Princeton University (last year's Ivy League champion) and, of course, the other teams in our own respectable Southern Conference.
Nash is not Kentucky's only player. This is demonstrated by the fact that while Nash's average is 25 points per game, the Kentucky team pours in an average of 86 points an outing.
It's also a good thing Adolph Rupp didn't know earlier in the season that Kentucky couldn't stay with tall teams; he might never have taken the 'Cats to the Sugar Bowl Tournament, where they took the title over Duke (with starters Hack Tison and Jay Buckley, both at 6 feet 10). Kentucky also won (104-73) at the expense of conference rival Vanderbilt, another "small team" whose starting front line runs 6 feet 7 to 6 feet 9, and includes the SEC's leading rebounder, Clyde Lee.
JOHN B. CHANDLER, JR.