Sport: Basketball with Bells

In the press coop, Western Union operators bent low to hear the chatter of their instruments above the din. In St. Louis' jammed Kiel Auditorium last week, one of the noisiest collections of bells—cowbells, sleighbells, dinner bells—ever assembled under one roof was ringing the rafters. St. Louis rooters were doing their tintinnabulary best to help St. Louis University's basketball team (ranked No. 2 in the nation) to get revenge against arch-rival Oklahoma A. & M. (ranked No. 3).

The bells didn't bother the Aggies. They played the slow, deliberate, agonizing brand of basketball...

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