1. UCLA (3-0)
2. NEW MEXICO (5-0)
3. SANTA CLARA (5-0)
A dynamite blast that diverted the Rio Grande River and suddenly transformed 437 disputed acres of Texas into Mexican territory was not the only thud in the Lone Star State. Others came when Houston lost to Santa Clara in the Cable Car Classic (page 20), New Mexico State gave Baylor its first loss of the season 69-58 and New Mexico rallied in the closing minutes to stop Texas-El Paso 65-61.
Despite 83 points and 50 rebounds by Marv Roberts, Utah State lost two of three. One victor, Wyoming (4-0), won 89-72 as Guard Bob Wilson fed off superbly and cracked the Aggies' on-again-off-again press. Stan Dodds dropped in 13 of 14 shots as the Cowboys defeated Idaho State 84-75. Two other hot shooters were Vic Bartolome, who sank eight of 13 tries, and Gary Freeman, who made seven of 11, as Oregon State downed St. Mary's 63-51. In three games Bartolome has made good on 28 of 37 tries (76%), Freeman on 23 of 36 (64%).