Sport: Louisiana Hot-Shot

"One! One! One!" pleaded the sellout crowd in the Louisiana State University Coliseum. L.S.U. Guard Pete Maravich (TIME, Jan. 19, 1968) tried, but all he could manage was 0,0,0,0,0 —five missed jump shots in a row. Finally, with 4 min. 41 sec. remaining in the game against the University of Mississippi, Pistol Pete popped a 23-ft. jumper from the right side. The shot boosted Maravich's collegiate scoring total to 2,975 points, eclipsing the record set by Oscar Robertson at the University of Cincinnati a decade ago.

Mobbed on the court, Maravich shouted: "Look, we've still got to finish the game!" After order...

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