Sport: Downfall

When Bradley's basketball team bobbed up in Manhattan's Madison Square Garden for a game with St. John's (of Brooklyn) last week, the boys from Peoria were rated the No. 1 team in the U.S. Bradley's shoot-and-run tactics, sparked by little (5 ft. 8 in., 170 Ibs.) Gene Melchiorre, had frazzled 15 straight opponents by outrunning and outscoring them. St. John's Coach Frank McGuire told his Redmen what he wanted them to do about all this: shoot and run faster than No. 1 Bradley, and put up a better defense.

By halftime, McGuire's Redmen led...

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