Rich Yunkus of Georgia Tech, who comes from Benton, Ill., just 30 miles from Carbondale, came home to play Southern Illinois and got a deserter's welcome. The Salukis held the 6'9" scoring star to 14 points and routed favored Tech 89-69.
Western Kentucky and Murray State both tackled Austin Peay and survived, 117-72 and 90-76. Middle Tennessee did harass Western, however, before submitting 80-66.
1. JACKSONVILLE (14-2)
2. N.C. (12-3)
"If it was a zone, I wanted Corky to stick it," said Coach Dick Harter after Penn's scare of the season. "But I didn't want him to stick it from that far out." Penn was losing to Princeton 60-58 with the last digit about to turn to a zero on the clock. Corky Calhoun, the 6'7�" Quaker forward, who has shown a modest reluctance to shoot, was still 25 feet out. Calhoun did not think very much of his shot, but he took it anyway. Swish, bzzzz and reprieve. Penn dominated the overtime and won its 33rd consecutive regular-season victory 66-62. "All their shots were contested, all their passes were contested, but we still couldn't win," said Pete Carril, Princeton's discouraged coach. He thought a second. "Nature is indifferent to the plight of man," he said.
After consecutive scoring outbursts of 45, 40 and 40 points, Ken Durrett satisfied himself with 22 as La Salle romped over Drexel 81-63. Bobby Fields got 24. The Explorers also beat Hofstra 79-62 as Durrett settled for 27 points and Fields scored 29.
Duquesne, now 12-2, pulverized De Paul 90-74 and edged Creighton 72-69. Villanova had to struggle to defeat Seton Hall 72-52.
Fordham's pressure defense beat Massachusetts 87-79 as the East's two surprise teams met at Amherst under a leaky roof. Each team was coming off its first loss and Massachusetts' Julius Erving and Fordham's Charlie Yelverton scored 30 points apiece.
1. PENN (16-0)
2. LA SALLE (14-1)