Nothing has really changed at UCLA. The Bruins still assault the opposition with a withering zone press, they still run them silly and they have another sharp playmaker—sophomore Mike Warren—to manage the whole show. The only thing different is the type of press. Coach Johnny Wooden has switched to a 2-2-1 and, if anything, it is even more devastating. Last week the new press buried Ohio State 92-66 and Illinois 97-79. Warren, a superb passer and shooter, was the ringleader. He scored 23 points against the Bucks and 28 against Illinois. "That little rascal plays with confidence," said Wooden. "He gives us the positive game."
Not so positive was the game that San Francisco played with STANFORD. The weary Dons, in their third game in four nights, just wilted away when the Indians put on the pressure in overtime to win 81-78. Seattle, too, got a shock. The Chieftains were upset by SEATTLE PACIFIC 85-83 on Gary Habegger's 20-foot jumper at the buzzer.
New Mexico and Brigham Young had it easy. The Lobos beat Midwestern U. 95-58 and Baylor 74-64. Brigham Young—the only college team with three 6-foot-11 postmen—got its impetus from a little fellow. Dick Nemelka, a 6-foot guard, scored 35 points as the Cougars outran Illinois 109-98 and 39 more in a 111-82 pasting of Houston.