College Basketball: The Miners' Major Upset


Coach Don Raskins of Texas West ern College was reminiscing before the finals of the N.C.A.A. championship in which his Miners would face the na tion's top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats. Raskins used to play under Oklahoma State's legendary Hank Iba, and "one night after a game, I fell asleep listening to him talk about stopping the fast break. He hit me with an eraser. If I missed anything then, it'll surely show up here." Haskins, it turned out, did not miss much. While he yelled encouragement from the sidelines, Western's all-Negro five...

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