Basketball: And the Big Good Bruins

A curiosity of the current college-basketball season is that a regular on what Wichita State Coach Gary Thompson calls "the second best team in the country" only occasionally gets a chance to play. That team is the second string of the U.C.L.A. Bruins, who last week won their 40th game in a row, demolishing Minnesota 95-55, as 7-ft. 1½-in. Lew Alcindor poured in 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds.

If anything, the N.C.A.A. Champion Bruins are more awesome this year than last. Alcindor has hit on 62% of his shots from the floor and...

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