Temple beat Hofstra 80-48, Canisius back-boarded Scranton to death 97-77, St. Joseph's did Albright in 67-49 and Harvard, the nation's most talented dark-horse team, remained in the dark. In a game tentatively scheduled at Madison Square Garden but displaced by a hockey game. Indiana humiliated the Crimson 97-76 while being out-rebounded 43-56, outgoaled 45% to 47% and out-freeshot 62.5% to 76.9%.
1. PROVIDENCE (0-0)
2. ST. JOSEPH'S (1-0)
Bradley tried to slow down UCLA and Pacific did, too. Both were destroyed. Held to 10 points in the first half, Bradley did not shoot until 5:54 had elapsed and did not score until after 7� minutes. Foolishly trying to drive on Bill Walton, the Braves saw him block five shots in the first half. The second half was not much better as UCLA ran its streak to 47 games by immolating the Braves 73-38. Pacific went eight minutes and 14 seconds before hitting a field goal, and UCLA blew it out 81-48. At one point UCLA led 38-8. " Walton is the finest basketball player I have ever seen," eight-year Bradley Coach Joe Stowell said. "I want to see the team that can beat UCLA."
Long Beach State defeated North Texas State 90-63 as Forward-Guard Ed Ratleff scored 23 points, but Jerry Tarkanian claimed he was unhappy. "This thing didn't do me any good," he said. "I was hoping to find out who my starters are going to be, but I couldn't determine that tonight."
Two nights in a row Utah fans drove bumper-to-bumper to Marriott Center. Friday Brigham Young did in Santa Clara 84-73, but Saturday the Broncos staged a 66-64 upset. For the first time in 23 years, Stan Watts was in the press row instead of counting butterflies on the bench.
"We just don't have the type of player that picks up loose balls," New Mexico State Coach Lou Henson said after his Aggies lost 56-54. " UTEP had six or seven uncontested layups after picking up loose balls." Texas-El Paso's fourth straight win over the Aggies may cost them Olympian Jim Forbes, who reinjured a knee hurt in preseason practice.
Oregon State got by Wichita State as scheduled 78-73, but was upset by New Mexico 84-79 in overtime. USC took Hardin-Simmons 88-73, but Houston, after thrashing perennially losing Southern Mississippi and Washington State, was rained on at Seattle. The Chieftains under new Coach Bill O'Connor whipped the Cougars 65-61.
1. UCLA (3-0)
2. LONG BEACH STATE (1-0)