Sport: Basketball Bounces Back

The gambler who knowingly played against a crooked roulette game, "because it was the only wheel in town," had nothing on the diehard U.S. basketball fan. Last week at Madison Square Garden, scene of sport's biggest scandal, precisely 18,485 fans, just eight short of the alltime Garden basketball record, jammed their way in to see the final of the National Invitation tournament between Philadelphia's La Salle College and the University of Dayton. Basketball, contaminated by fixers and dumpers a year ago, was certain of its clean bill of health from the fans when a Garden official announced happily —and somewhat incredulously:...

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