Sport: New No. I

The Sugar Bowl's four-team basketball tournament last week was carefully planned for a logical climax: Kentucky v. Bradley, the No. 1 and 2 teams in the country. As first-round warmups for these giants, bowl officials invited Syracuse and St. Louis, good teams but not ranked among the nation's top 20. Syracuse followed the script to the letter and lost to Bradley. St. Louis refused to play dead. The Billikens had upset another great Kentucky team in the 1948 Sugar Bowl tournament, and they made up their minds to do it again.

St. Louis used...

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