Purdue's Soul Patrol second unit accounted for 47 points as the Boilermakers riveted Western Kentucky 114-91. One member of that group, Walter Jordan, had 10 rebounds and 20 points in 21 minutes. Dick Satterfield, the lone white and only upperclassman on the Soul Patrol, had eight points, but insists he won't say much about his performance in the book he is writing on Purdue's season. Satterfield says he will avoid expos�s and sensationalism to focus on "the human things that happen in basketball" as seen by "a guy who sits on the bench 30 to 35 minutes a game." Purdue also stymied West Virginia 94-83. In the two games John Garrett had 55 points and 22 rebounds, Bruce Parkinson 26 points and 19 assists.
Kentucky fell behind North Carolina 31-16, but led by the return of Guard Jimmy Dan Conner, the Wildcats outscored the Tar Heels 22-3 to lead 38-34 at the half. Conner finished with 35 points and Kentucky with a 90-78 upset victory. Also taken down a peg was Detroit, a 90-76 loser to Dayton. Marquette narrowly avoided being upended by Toledo, pulling out a 64-61 decision.
In the midst of a 91-76 loss to Alabama, Georgia Tech Coach Dwane Morrison paid a sarcastic tribute to his Crimson Tide counterpart, C. M. Newton. Morrison, who alleges that Newton tutors referees from the bench, objected to a foul by shaking hands with the Tide coach and saying, "Great call." Freshman high-post man Bernard King had 59 points as Tennessee took its own Volunteer Classic by bopping Navy 86-59 and Harvard 84-69. Vanderbilt kept up its hot shooting, hitting 61.1% of its field-goal tries in beating Texas Tech 95-86. That raised the Commodores' four-game average to 57.5%.
DePaul stopped St. Bonaventure 89-72.
1. INDIANA (5-0)
2. ALABAMA (3-0)