Oklahoma City, running and gunning in the style Coach Abe Lemons prefers, out-shot TCU 98-86. Texas Tech, after a bad start, was coming on strong. Tech defeated Oklahoma 74-67, Centenary 83-79 and Loyola of New Orleans 66-63. But the SWC team showing the best early foot was Baylor. The Bears took Loyola of New Orleans 88-75 for their fourth win.
1. UCLA (3-0)
2. WYOMING (5-0)
3. USC (5-1)
About the only good thing that happened to Oklahoma and Colorado State when they got to Los Angeles was that they did not have to play UCLA. The Bruins were resting, but USC and Loyola of LA took good care of the visitors. In doubleheaders USC routed Oklahoma 76-63 and Colorado State 70-53; Loyola beat Colorado State 93-69 and then swamped Oklahoma 94-76. "Our defense disrupted their offense—we like to think." said USC's Bob Boyd.
San Francisco's first Cable Car Classic turned into a rousing success for Santa Clara. The unbeaten Broncos first upset Loyola of Chicago 91-88 and then beat Western Kentucky 75-68, as Dennis Awtrey scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Three Western AC teams—Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico—were still undefeated. Denver made the error of trying to run with Wyoming and got clobbered 107-75. Utah, which runs with everybody, outgunned Wichita State 106-91 and Stanford 101-92. New Mexico beat West Texas 94-78 and Hawaii 84-75.