Sport: Dons on Defense

Even home-town fans could scarcely believe it: this week the University of San Francisco Dons were firmly established as the second-ranking basketball team in the nation. Ahead of the Dons, Kentucky's whimpering Wildcats had just blown a game to unranked Georgia Tech (65-59) for the second time this season. San Francisco's Dons, who specialize in holding their opponents down to low, losing scores, seemed to be moving no place but up.

Not since 1949, when their team won the National Invitation Tournament, have the Dons been able to hold up their heads in the national standing. After its N.I.T. success, the little...

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