College Basketball: Pressure--That's Our Game


To most college basketball coaches, happiness is a 7-ft. giant who can reach up and stuff the ball through the basket with his size 15s planted firmly on the floor. U.C.L.A.'s Coach Johnny Wooden, 53, is a flaming radical: only 5 ft. 10 in. tall himself, he was a three-time All-America guard at Purdue in the 1930s, and he still insists that a good little man can beat a good big man—mostly by running him to death. "Pressure," he tells his team. "That's our game. Force them. Force them all the time....

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