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December 21, 1970
BASKETBALL—ABA: The four-year-old league enjoyed a successful coming-out party in the national showplace, Madison Square Garden. Over 12,000 fans, undeterred by a nagging taxi strike and an imminent railway walkout, paid NBA-like ticket prices to watch Virginia defeat Denver 113-109 and Indiana trounce New York 129-108. As a thank you, the league gave away 6,033 of its red, white and blue basketballs. "This is it, playing in the Garden," said Net Coach Lou Carnesecca, who also enjoyed the return of Rick Barry, the ABA's most glamorous player. Barry scored 50 points in two Net losses, then led a 128-99 victory over East Division leader Kentucky with 27 points. The Colonels also lost to the Floridians 122-117 as Virginia, with five wins, tightened the race.
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December 21, 1970

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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REMOVED: BOB FOSTER'S light heavyweight title by the World Boxing Association because of his failure to defend it against the division's top-ranking contenders.

NAMED: TEXAS and OHIO STATE, both unbeaten and bowl-bound, as co-winners of the MacArthur Bowl, the National Football Foundation's award for the year's top collegiate team.

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