Sport: Basketball's Best

The college basketball season rolled into high. After two tune-up games, Chicago's De Paul five (last year's U.S. team No. 2) tangled with mighty Oklahoma A. & M. (last year's team No. 1). The feature: a man-to-man duel between the game's tallest and most talented centers, De Paul's 6-ft. 9 George Mikan, Aggies' 7-ft. Bob Kurland. The score: De Paul 46, Aggies 42.

That intersectional tiff last week set basketball in motion everywhere. The prospects: 1) attendance would soar, 2) so would bookmakers' hopes; 3) a new rule, prohibiting a player from re-entering the...

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