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November 18, 1987 | Volume 67, Issue 22

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November 18, 1987 | Jay Jennings
Global recruiting put St. Michael's on the map

November 18, 1987 | Jay Jennings
1. St. Michael's (Vt.)2. Mt. St. Mary's (Md.)3. S.E. Missouri State4. District of Columbia5. Tampa6. West Texas State7. St. Cloud State8. Ferris State9. Kentucky Wesleyan10. West Georgia

November 18, 1987 | Gina Maranto
Terri Mann arrives at Western Kentucky with the best credentials and the brightest future the women's game has seen in a while. They call her Baby Moses, and all she has to do now is fulfill the...

November 18, 1987 | Jay Jennings
The Lady Horns are slim favorites in a familiar field

November 18, 1987 | Jay Jennings
1. Texas2. Tennessee3. Auburn4. Long Beach State5. Louisiana Tech6. Georgia7. Rutgers8. Western Kentucky9. Virginia10. Ohio State

November 18, 1987 | Ron Fimrite

November 18, 1987 | Roger Jackson
Twenty-five years have passed since Loyola of Chicago beat Mississippi State in the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament, in East Lansing, Mich., and Joe Dan Gold remains incredulous—not...

November 18, 1987 | Curry Kirkpatrick
Oh, what a season it will have been

November 18, 1987 | Bruce Newman

November 18, 1987 | Charles Pierce
The Runnin' Ravens of San Jacinto College, the dominant juco team in the land, all have two things in common: a dingy past and a brighter future

November 18, 1987 | Curry Kirkpatrick

November 18, 1987
John McDonough's photographs are physical proof that college basketball provides a showcase for everybody and every body part

November 18, 1987 | Donald J. Barr
Senior editor David Bauer, who makes his debut as our College Basketball editor with this, our third special issue devoted to the sport, remembers exactly when he became a college hoops fan. In...

November 18, 1987 | Alexander Wolff
The undermanned Providence Friars used pressure defense in last season's NCAA tournament to burn some better teams and reach the Final Four. Don't think that other coaches didn't notice

November 18, 1987 | Alexander Wolff
LOOK FOR: A long-limbed thyroid case harassing the inbounder after a basket. Two good-shooting teammates are aligned behind him like splitbacks in a backfield. A guard and the center are in an I...

November 18, 1987 | Alexander Wolff
LOOK FOR: All five defenders picking up their men full-court, overplaying them or guarding "straight-up."

November 18, 1987 | Alexander Wolff
LOOK FOR: The two front men play off the baseline, conceding the first pass inbounds if it's in front of them.

November 18, 1987 | Curry Kirkpatrick

November 18, 1987 | Alexander Wolff

November 18, 1987
Syracuse, led by a terrific trio, is No. 1. As for which conference is best—a subject of hot debate among fans—it's the Big Ten

November 18, 1987 | Hank Hersch
Indiana won the championship, but I'm not sure they were the best team in the country," says Ohio State coach Gary Williams. "Any one of four teams from our conference could have won it last...

November 18, 1987 | Hank Hersch
At Michigan, "O-15" is shorthand for the first day of basketball practice, Oct. 15. For sophomores Rumeal Robinson and Terry Mills, the recent arrival of O-15 brought more joy than if the number...

November 18, 1987 | Hank Hersch
Although the Big East is just eight years old, it already has the trappings of conferences decades older: glamorous arenas, feisty rivalries, network TV exposure, tournament madness—and a communal...

November 18, 1987 | Hank Hersch
By any reckoning, Seton Hall has been the least of the East. Since joining the Big East as a charter member in 1979, the Hall has had the most dismal marks in the conference (18-97) and overall...

November 18, 1987 | Alexander Wolff
Fans fed up with the arrogant Octet will be dismayed to hear this, but last season's struggles were an aberration, a blip on the ACC's cardiogram. Time was when the conference was so balanced that...

November 18, 1987 | Alexander Wolff
Various players' answers to the question, "Why Duke?" appear with their biographies in the Blue Devils' 1986-87 media guide. Freshman Phil Henderson explained his decision to enroll by saying,...

November 18, 1987 | John Garrity
I believe in the star theory," says Oklahoma coach and impresario Billy Tubbs. "I love stars. I want to put an exciting show on the road. That's my style." Tubbs's style has become the Big Eight's...

November 18, 1987 | Franz Lidz
Oklahoma State players call their English teammate Big Al—he's as tall as Big Ben, but with less dependable hands. Cowboy coach Leonard Hamilton calls him by his last name. Bannister, which seems...

November 18, 1987 | Alexander Wolff
The public should be forgiven if it can't seem to get a fix on the Southeastern Conference. The SEC seems to be constantly changing its coordinates. Only two years ago it was a forwards' league...

November 18, 1987 | Franz Lidz
Everyone knows that 7'2" Dwayne Schintzius has the altitude. But what about the attitude? In his first nine games as a freshman last season, Schintzius seemed bent on backing up his boast that he...

November 18, 1987 | Alexander Wolff
The Metro is like the little girl with the little curl in the middle of her forehead. When it has been good—Louisville won an NCAA title in 1986, Southern Mississippi bagged an NIT crown in '87—it...

November 18, 1987 | Franz Lidz
Betsy had such a crush on Randolph Keys that when the bus dropped him off after school, she would meet him with her big moony eyes and walk him home.

November 18, 1987 | Alexander Wolff
It would be an overstatement to call the Western Athletic Conference, home to Wyoming (page 20), unprecedentedly strong. After all, in the 1980-81 season the conference had eight players (Danny...

November 18, 1987 | John Garrity
Your father's name is Smith; your mother's maiden name is Smith; there are 2½ million other Smiths in America; there are at least 30 other Smiths playing Division I basketball; and two of those...

November 18, 1987 | Alexander Wolff
The Pac-10 is still trying to figure it out. The conference has a disproportionate number of the nation's Young Turk coaches, had four of the first 16 players chosen in last spring's NBA draft and...

November 18, 1987 | Bruce Anderson
In the 1930s, Stanford's Hank Luisetti ushered basketball into the modern era by discarding the two-handed set shot for the one-handed jumper. More than fifty years later, junior Todd Lichti has...

November 18, 1987 | Hank Hersch
Since its founding in 1982 under the shadow of the Big East, the Atlantic 10 has plotted an upward course that goes something like this: Step 1—Play high-caliber ball. Over the past two seasons,...

November 18, 1987 | Richard Demak
Carlton (silk) Owens has a couple of physical peculiarities. Of the two, the big gap in his front teeth is more noticeable than the dime-sized spot on the back of his upper arm, left by a bullet...

November 18, 1987 | John Garrity
Stan Albeck, Bradley's second-year coach, has heard it a thousand times: The Valley is a coach's league. Albeck, who was formerly a mentor in the NBA (Cavs, Spurs, Nets and Bulls) doesn't deny it....

November 18, 1987 | John Garrity
You never know what a summer job will lead to. In the summer of 1986, Hersey Hawkins, a quiet, genial basketball star at Bradley University, hired on as a clerk for a Peoria, Ill., law firm....

November 18, 1987 | Alexander Wolff
The two giants among the , Notre Dame and DePaul, made the Sweet 16 last spring, and each has a gem of a point guard returning. David Rivers of the Irish is back up to 180 pounds, having fully...

November 18, 1987 | Austin Murphy