headed east, stopped off in Chicago to beat Marquette 65-58, De Paul 82-59, took honors in De Paul Invitational. Big (6 feet 10 inches) Bill Russell, held to one field goal in first half by Marquette's smaller (6 feet 9 inches) Terry Rand, found range in second half, finished with 16 points. Russell concentrated on defense, helped Dons get by De Paul in final to stretch winning streak to 31. Duquesne had rough time, was upset by De Paul 68-64, then lost to Marquette 83-59 in consolation game when Rand scored 43 points.
knocked two teams from unbeaten ranks, defeating Auburn 83-76, Mississippi 86-72 to win Blue-Gray Tournament at Montgomery, Ala.
North Carolina State
continued high-scoring pace, beat Clemson 100-83, South Carolina 90-66, West Virginia 92-71 for 19th straight.
used shifting defense and sharpshooting of The Bronx's Lennie Rosenbluth to hand Alabama first loss 99-77, outscored stubborn Maryland 68-62.
made bid for higher ranking, scored over West Virginia 94-79 (despite 40 points by Hot Rod Hundley), Washington and Lee 86-70, VMI 106-54 as able Joe Holup showed way.
bounced back from Temple loss but was hard-pressed to beat De Paul 71-69 and Maryland 62-61 before Bob Burrow led Wildcats to easy 91-49 win over Idaho.
Utah's Art Bunte was at his best, led third-ranked Utes to victories over Idaho State 69-53, Washington State 91-56.
Ohio State's Robin Freeman ran his five-game total to 186 points with 40 as Buckeyes beat Oklahoma 89-68, 39 more in 89-83 triumph which ended St. Louis' unbeaten record.
Bob Hopkins, gangling 6-foot-9 Grambling (La.) center (first college player to score 3,000 points), added 42 against Tuskegee to run total to 3,142.