Satch Sanders, late of the Boston Celtics, has been involved in some classic squeakers in his day, but he had never seen anything like the freak happening that gave him his first victory as the new coach of Harvard. With a second remaining and the score lied 64-64, Dartmouth called time-out—and promptly got socked with a technical foul because the Big Green had already used its final time-out. So, with regulation time completed and the floor cleared of players, a lonely Tony Jenkins stepped to the foul line and sank the clincher.
A black students' demonstration at Rutgers deprived Pittsburgh of a clear-cut win—the Panthers had to settle for a forfeit. They went on to a more satisfying pair of victories in the Steel Bowl. Paced by the 55-point spree of loose-limbed Billy Knight, Pitt won back-to-back games over Duquesne (82-65) and Florida State (82-60) and its first Steel Bowl championship in a decade. New Yorker John Engles, facing players from Manhattan College with whom he had practiced all summer, did not let friendships stand in the way of his scoring 26 points and gathering 14 rebounds to lead Penn to a 91-79 victory. No one at Penn State is calling Ron Brown Fat Albert anymore. Trimmed down from 254 pounds to a sylphlike 208, the 6'4" senior threw in a total of 60 points as Penn State registered double wins over Bucknell (70-57) and Virginia (93-68), and a 41-point explosion by sophomore Forward Larry Fogle gave little Canisius a mighty big 86-81 upset victory over Boston College.
1. PROVIDENCE (1-0)
2. SYRACUSE (3-0)
After losing to Marquette 83-46, Portland Coach Jack Avina wondered "what Marquette could do if Al McGuire kept his troops in all the way." He can stop wondering. The troops not only had to play all the way, but they were lucky to survive an all-out attack by Tennessee. Volunteer Coach Ray Mears had said to his boys: "Crack their press and outrebound them." They did both, but it was still not enough. Trailing for most of the game, the Warriors finally pulled their overextended defense together and made two steals that resulted in layups and a 59-59 tie at the buzzer. Then, with 22 seconds left in overtime, Lloyd Walton dropped in two free throws for a 67-65 Marquette victory.
South Carolina's Frank McGuire is convinced he has found pure gold in 6'8" Alex English. The center, who started every game as a freshman last year, raked in 17 rebounds and scored 26 points to lead the Gamecocks to a 91-78 win over Georgia Southern and their 25th straight victory at home.
Wesley Cox is the name to remember at Louisville. Last week, after that stunning opening loss to Cincinnati, the 6'5" freshman had the Cardinals looking like their old high-ranking selves again by hitting on eight of 11 shots, scoring 23 points and hauling in 12 rebounds as Louisville topped tall, talented Houston 87-81. "Wesley's going to be a super player," says Houston Coach Guy Lewis. "Wait a minute. Better change that. He's already a super player." The Florida State Seminoles were so far ahead of Biscayne College that they took time out to practice their "delay game," freezing the ball for five minutes before winning 109-71. When someone suggested that Coach Hugh Durham could have dictated the score, he said, "Don't say that. Some people might think I'm a good guy."
1. N.C. STATE (2-0)
2. N.C. (3-0)