Sport: Winning Ways

The University of Kentucky's tall and terrifying basketball team (record: 33 wins, two defeats) ambled nonchalantly onto Madison Square Garden's polished floor. Their coach, heavy-jowled Adolph Rupp, hadn't even bothered to get a scouting report on the enemy team. Kentucky was dangerously cocky—with the N.C.A.A. championship hinging on the game. And before anybody had a chance to work up a sweat, Kentucky had scored 13 points to Baylor's one. There just wasn't anything that Baylor could do about 6 ft. 7 in. Alex ("The Nose") Groza, Kentucky's star center, whose head seems to...

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