Sport: Giraffes in West Texas

"Tallest team on earth" is a big boast. But Al Baggett, basketball coach at West Texas State Teachers College, has a just claim. The tallest man on his team towers 6 ft. 10; the shortest 6 ft. 2. The team's average: 6 ft. 6.

Fast as well as big, these Texas giants—who call themselves Buffaloes but look more like giraffes—have lost only two games out of the 21 they have played thus far this season. They have scored 1,418 points for an average of 68 points a game; have twice swamped their opponents with...