Sport: Scoreboard: Mar. 31, 1961

¶ In one of the year's most startling upsets, the hustling University of Cincinnati beat Ohio State's defending champions in the finals of the N.C.A.A. tournament in Kansas City by the score of 70-65. to snap the Buckeyes' winning streak at 32. Meanwhile. Providence won the National Invitation Tournament in Madison Square Garden by beating St. Louis, 62-59.

¶ After his Philadelphia Warriors lost three straight games to Syracuse early in the N.B.A. playoffs, lantern-jawed Neil Johnston quit as coach, convinced he could never handle Wilt ("The Stilt") Chamberlain, who runs a one-man...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!