In his varsity debut, freshman Bernard King had 42 points in 30 minutes as Tennessee bopped Wisconsin- Milwaukee 85-65.
1. INDIANA (1-0)
2. ALABAMA (0-0)
UCLA looked shaky in its opener at Pauley Pavilion, leading Wichita State only 60-55 with about 10 minutes to go, before pulling away to a 16-point advantage. The Bruins ended up winning 85-74 with Center Ralph Drollinger contributing 21 points and 17 rebounds. Against a more highly rated DePaul team the next night, UCLA gained a convincing 79-64 triumph with the aid of 20 points from Forward Rich Washington. Assessing the Bruins, Blue Demon Coach Ray Meyer said, "What's most impressive is that they are all really strong jumpers, especially where it counts most—in traffic. We were completely out of it around the boards."
"I have to believe they can challenge UCLA," said LSU Coach Dale Brown after being bounced 100-87 by USC Triggering the Trojans' high-low post offense was Bob Trowbridge, who had 29 points. He also guarded Glenn Hansen as if he were laminated to him. A 19.4-point scorer last year, Hansen was held to one basket in the first half and 14 points in all.
Arizona was supposed to display some "new lions," but instead relied heavily on holdovers to down Northern Illinois 103-85. Jim Rappis netted 28 points and Bob Elliott 27, while the best of the freshmen, Gilbert Myles, flicked in 17.
1. UCLA (2-0)
2. USC (1-0)
North Carolina State rooters are glad Phil Spence did not take his father's advice a few years back and quit high school basketball for a part-time job. Spence is now a 6'8" junior and a main cog in the Wolfpacks' new three-forward offense. He is also something of a poet. In a 98-81 romp over East Carolina, Spence was a trimeter of delights to Wolfpack fans, scoring 22 points, grabbing 17 rebounds and blocking seven shots. As for David Thompson, he was only magnificent as usual, six times converting above-the-rim passes into baskets and finishing with 33 points.
Biscayne received 35 points from Arthur Collins and gave North Carolina a little trouble before succumbing 101-74. Helping to open things up for Carolina was Center Mitch Kupchak, who canned 11 of 13 shots.