Sport: Hot Rod Cools Off

Elsewhere, the world was moving out of doors. But from Corvallis, Ore., to Philadelphia, Pa., gymnasiums still echoed to the dull thwack of basketballs bouncing off backboards. Some time before the school year ends, the outsize collegians on the topflight U.S. basketball teams will have to buckle down to their homework, but this week they will be mainly occupied with somewhat less academic matters: the N.C.A.A. and the National Invitation tournaments.

Under way first, the N.C.A.A. tournament picked up momentum as the University of San Francisco's defensive experts (TIME, Feb. 14) uncorked a...

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