Temple got it, too, from FORDHAM 66-58 after the Rams had upset North Carolina State 65-63 in Greensboro, BOSTON COLLEGE ran over Navy 101-76, while ST. JOHN'S, fresh from a 74-58 trouncing of George Washington, edged plucky Rhode Island 57-55 on Rudy Bogad's little side shot at the buzzer. SYRACUSE, with sharpshooter George Hicker gunning in 27 points and Vaughan Harper pulling down 18 rebounds, beat Pitt 70-60. VILLANOVA'S pesky zone defense harassed St. Bonaventure into an 80-62 defeat, and LA SALLE outran St. Francis (Pa.) 84-74.
Princeton'S Bill van Breda Kolff calls his Tigers "better than the 1965 Bill Bradley team," but he almost had to swallow his words last week. The Tigers ran over Brown 94-50, and they had Yale 47-30 at the half time. Then the Elis began to come on, and Princeton barely beat them 77-75. COLUMBIA also won twice, over Harvard 80-71 and Dartmouth 78-53, while CORNELL beat Dartmouth 69-57 and Harvard 96-62.
1. LOUISVILLE (13-0)
2. IOWA (8-2)
3. DAYTON (11-1)
Life in the tough Missouri Valley Conference was just one surprise after another? When Tulsa got to LOUISVILLE, the Hurricanes discovered that the assigned officials had failed to show, and two local men handled the whistles. Tulsa had the unbeaten Cards in a 34-34 tie at half time, but big Westley Unseld, wheeling and dealing pro style underneath the baskets, rolled in 24 points, hauled down as many rebounds, and Louisville won 76-62. North Texas State's big front line tried to box in Unseld, but he got away from the massive Eagles for 22 points and 19 rebounds, sophomore Butch Beard pitched in 29 points, and the Cards won again 86-66.
Tulsa's luck was better in Cincinnati. The Hurricanes used a 1-2-2 zone and dared the Bearcats to shoot over it. They couldn't, but Eldridge Webb shot Cincy dizzy in the last 16 minutes, and Tulsa won 65-64 in overtime. CINCINNATI'S slips were still showing as North Texas carried the 'Cats into double overtime before losing 74-71. WICHITA STATE upset Bradley 83-69 and squeezed past St. Louis 70-68 in overtime.
It was beginning to look like anybody's race in the Big Ten. IOWA struggled against Indiana until Sam Williams got a hot hand—17 of his 25 points came in the second half—and then the Hawkeyes won 84-73. MICHIGAN STATE barely held off rallying Illinois to win 76-74, while OHIO STATE beat Minnesota 78-65. Only NORTHWESTERN had it easy, trouncing Michigan 93-73. KANSAS, the Big Eight favorite, won its opener, shaking up the Oklahoma Sooners with a half-court press and beating them 97-73.
Toledo, one of the nation's three unbeaten major-college teams, continued to lift eyebrows in the Mid-American. Coach Bob- by Nichols had his Rockets believing they could beat anybody. With Steve Mix scoring 31 points, Toledo put down Bowling Green 98-94. Miami of Ohio's cloying defense and deliberate offense was a problem for a while, but the Rockets eventually won 68-56. DAYTON, however, was still calling itself the best team in Ohio, even after Xavier's 6'11" sophomore, Luther Rackley, outplayed the Flyers' 6'10" Dan Obrovac. Sub Guard Gene Klaus scored 23 points, and Dayton pulled through 75-72.
1. HOUSTON (13-1)
2. TEXAS WESTERN (10-2)
3. SMU (9-3)