Sport: Fluid Scramble

Since college basketball broad-jumped from campus gymnasiums to big city arenas, the pace of the game has increased from fast & furious to breathless & breakneck. To meet spectators' demand for action, the coaches (who now rate basketmaking 4-to-1 over defensive play) have had to develop a pack of new tricks as well as refine the old standbys. As a result, the game is not only faster but a whole lot more complicated than it was a few years ago.

In their scramble for points, many of this season's well-tutored fives employ several different...

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