Sport: One-Man Show

After the 1951 basketball-fix scandals were exposed—with Madison Square Garden as the center of the infection—some sportwriters glumly announced that the big-time game was dead for a long time to come. The report was, as it turned out, greatly exaggerated. Last week a packed house of 18,496 rooters, biggest basketball crowd ever at the Garden, turned up for the final of the National Invitation tournament. Before the final, the fans impatiently sat through a consolation game between Duquesne and Manhattan. By coincidence, though his team lost, the individual star of the consolation game (27 points) was Manhattan's Negro Center Junius...

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