Sport: Basketball's Big Ten

The U.S. basketball fan, who found last year that he was being bilked by gangsters and crooked college boys, is a wide-eyed diehard. The fans may suspect any one of their current heroes of being on a gambler's payroll, but they are pouring back into the big-city arenas and college gyms in unprecedented numbers. Attendance figures, according to a United Press survey, are up by more than 3%.

Last week U.S. basketball players, with an eye on next month's big tournaments, were fighting tooth & nail toward an even bigger goal: the U.S. Olympic final trials, to be held at Manhattan's Madison...

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