COLLEGE BASKETBALL—OLD DOMINION defeated Tennessee 68-53 in Mount Pleasant, Mich. to win the AIAW tournament (page 14).
Western Texas College defeated Jefferson ( Ala.) State 85-72 in Hutchinson, Kans. to win the national junior college title.
Georgia's TRUETT-McCONNELL COLLEGE won the women's national junior college tournament by defeating Cloud County ( Kans.) Community College 63-61 at Overland Park, Kans.
Dayton defeated the College of Charleston ( S.C.) 83-53 in Dayton to win the AIAW Division II crown.
Worcester (Mass.) State beat the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse 76-73 in Spokane, Wash. to win the AIAW Division III championship.
PRO BASKETBALL—The Celtics began their week appropriately with a 117-92 victory over New Jersey on St. Patrick's Day. Boston then beat Indiana 114-102, as the 31-year-old Pete Maravich had 31 points, and Detroit 124-106, as Maravich scored 20 more. "I'm enjoying the game again." he said. "All I ever wanted to do was play basketball the way the Celtics play it." Boston's week ended with a 109-105 loss at Cleveland. That win was the Cavaliers' eighth in a row and ended the Celts' winning streak at four. With 35 victories and 43 losses, Cleveland retained meager hopes of making the playoffs: the Cavs were 1� games behind Washington (36-41) and three behind Houston and New York, which were tied (38-40) for the fifth and sixth Eastern Conference playoff spots with four games to play. With five playoff berths in the Western Conference already filled, Portland and San Diego were battling for No. 6. Portland took a half-game lead over the Clippers by defeating Milwaukee 123-122, beating Golden State 115-113 in overtime and losing 111-100 to Phoenix. San Diego, still Bill Walton-less and now Lloyd Free-less after All-World sustained a rib injury, was also winless, having lost 127-107 at Denver, 115-101 to Chicago and 107-104 at Seattle.
BOWLING—STEVE MARTIN won his second PBA title by defeating Earl Anthony 248-222 in the $131,000 BPAA U.S. Open championship at Windsor Locks, Conn.
BOXING—HILARIO (Sugar) ZAPATA decisioned defending champion Shigeo Nakajima in Tokyo to win the WBC junior flyweight title.
GOLF—LEE TREVINO shot a 10-under-par 278 to win the $442,000 Tournament Players Championship at Sawgrass in Florida by one stroke over Ben Crenshaw (page 18).
Donna Caponi Young shot a two-under-par 286 to win a $200,000 LPGA tournament in Las Vegas by one stroke over Nancy Lopez-Melton.