College Basketball: The Harder They Fall


The way the season is going, tiny (825 male students) Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., has as good a claim as anybody to the country's top college-basketball ranking.

Maybe nobody has heard of Pacific Lutheran, but it beat Seattle Pacific, which beat Seattle, which beat Colorado, which beat Arizona, which beat San Jose State, which beat Stanford, which beat San Francisco, which beat Houston, which beat Providence, which beat New York University, which beat South Carolina, which beat Duke —which, as everybody knows, was the No. 1-ranked team in the nation last week. The Blue Devils weren't taking any...

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