Changes in point spreads aroused suspicions in these nine games, refereed by John Fraser. In all save one, "smart money" won heavily
The Missouri Valley Conference includes schools from Houston to Detroit. In list below, Ohio State, Yale, Seattle, Oklahoma City and Western Kentucky are not MVC members. These were non-conference games. All other teams are members.
Dec. 8 St. Louis at Ohio State
Abnormal amount of money bet on Ohio State. State went from minus-6 points in opening line to 8� at closing.
St. Louis scored 23 field goals; State scored 25. But State won by 20 points (74-54) because 23 fouls were called against St. Louis, only 10 against State.
Dec. 27 Yale at Bradley
"Very big move." So much money bet on Bradley that it moved to minus-16 before bookies took the game off the boards.
By first five minutes, Yale's top rebounder (Robinson) had four fouls against him, later fouled out. Bradley had 47 foul shots, Yale 30. Bradley won 72-49.
Jan. 7 Tulsa at Houston
The big bettors first backed favored Houston, moved the line to minus-6�. Then they poured it in on Tulsa.