Michigan State traveled to Central Michigan, where the Spartans led by just one point with two minutes to go. Then Mike Robinson got busy, put in seven quick points to bring his total to 36 and give the Spartans a 78-70 win. Kim and Kerry (Double Trouble) Hughes, 6'11" twins, helped Wisconsin manhandle Rollins 77-55. Kim had 21 points, 12 rebounds and blocked eight shots, while Kerry added 14 points and 14 rebounds. Southern Illinois fell to Michigan 86-74 as Campy Russell had 29 points. Indiana made 33 errors but smothered The Citadel 74-55, and Purdue beat Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 117-71. Even Big Ten doormat Northwestern won, surprising Ohio U. 83-81. Northwestern's new coach, Tex Winter, made do without his scholastically shaky center, Jim Wallace. Instead, Bryan Ashbaugh, who got 19 points, and junior college transfer Willie Williams, who scored 18, brought the Wildcats from behind and offset the 31 put in by OU's Walter Luckett.
Notre Dame gamboled past Valparaiso 112-62, using numerous freshmen en route. Six of them scored 46 points, with Adrian Dantley's 16 in 25 minutes topping the list.
SMU held off Missouri 77-73 as Ira Terrell put in 28 points, but Texas went down before Mississippi 75-59. Freshman Norm Cook hit on all 10 of his field goal tries, had 21 points and helped Kansas beat Murray State 103-71. Kansas State, with Larry Williams sinking eight of 12 second-half shots, downed Utah 87-82. And Iowa State beat Western Illinois 84-81 as Hercle (Poison) Ivy popped in 28 points.
1. INDIANA (1-0)
2. NOTRE DAME (1-0)
If there was an energy crisis in upstate New York, gassed-up Syracuse was unaware of it. Using a full-throttle offense the Orange outdistanced Buffalo 123-78 for their 34th straight home win. Dennis DuVal led the scoring with 26 points. At St. Bonaventure it was Bill Moore providing the fuel—17 points and several late-game steals—as the Bonnies overcame Illinois Wesleyan 83-75. Canisius' energizer was Larry Fogle, who had 35 points and 23 rebounds in an 89-74 triumph over Gannon.
Philadelphia's Big Five all won. Most impressive were 50-point winners Penn (93-43 over New Hampshire with Ron Haigler scoring 20 points) and LaSalle (87-37 over Lehigh as 6'10" sophomore Joe Bryant got 19 points and 15 rebounds). St. Joseph's did not allow Army a point during the first seven minutes of a 65-54 victory. Villanova, with Tom Melchionni (brother of the Nets' Bill) pumping in critical points, put down Richmond 71-58. Temple committed 34 turnovers, yet beat West Chester 79-66.
Brown took care of Rhode Island 76-67, Princeton stopped Fordham 69-44 and Columbia defeated CCNY 49-38. Other Ivy League teams succumbed meekly: Dartmouth to Holy Cross 81-70, Yale to Connecticut 102-88, Cornell to Rochester 78-59 and Harvard to Massachusetts 74-65. West Virginia put down Pitt 82-78 and Duquesne toyed with Wheeling 85-53.
1. PROVIDENCE (0-0)
2. SYRACUSE (1-0)