Sport: Tobacco Road Rebels

To the basketball-batty crowd of 12,400 that stuffed Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, N.C. last week, the annual Dixie Classic tournament was another war between the states. Teams from Utah, Iowa, West Virginia and Illinois marched in to play four Southern teams. By the end of the tournament's first round, all four invaders were licked; after the second round Wake Forest and North Carolina were left to fight it out between themselves. At tournament's end North Carolina was the new champion (63-55) of the "tobacco triangle," a sleepy corner of eastern Carolina that habitually...

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