1. UCLA (22-4)
2. UNLV (26-1)
"Bring on Mizzou. Bring on Mizzou." That was the chant taken up by some 200 Kansas State students who had driven 350 miles for a game at Iowa State. With Chuckie Williams netting 27 points, the Wildcats won 80-67 and tied for the Big Eight lead with Missouri, which was shocked 68-57 at Oklahoma. Freshman Guard Cary Carrabine of the Sooners capped his 19-point effort with six clutch baskets down the stretch.
In the first round of the Southwest Conference tournament Arkansas defeated TCU 81-65 and Texas Tech boiled Rice 101-84. SMU disposed of Texas 103-90 as Ira Terrell gunned in 31 points. Houston nipped Baylor 88-86 when with six seconds left Otis Birdsong sank two free throws, the last of his 32 points.
Oral Roberts (19-5) kept its hopes alive for an NCAA at-large bid by downing Creighton 79-70 for its 10th straight victory. Anthony Roberts, who had 32 points and 14 rebounds, has averaged 28.1 points and 13 rebounds during the Titan streak.
Coe, a Division III juggernaut from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, beat Carleton 66-61 and Grinnell 106-82 to finish the regular season with a 22-0 mark.
1. CINCINNATI (22-4)
2. KANSAS ST. (19-6)