Sport: Block or Bucket?

In an age where computing machines sometimes seem in order to tote up basketball's astronomical scores, California's Coach Pete Newell, 44, is a refreshing eccentric: he stresses defense. The Golden Bears, 1959 N.C.A.A. champions, often score fewer baskets in a night than some other teams rack up in a half. The trick of it is that their opponents score even fewer. In the Los Angeles Classic tournament over the holidays, they held West Virginia's All-America Jerry West to one field goal as they won, 65 to 45. The team's top star is cloud-capped (6 ft. 10 in., 210 Ibs.) Darrall Imhoff,...

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