Sport: 55-Foot Basket

"In sports," says Captain Bob Starnes of the University of Illinois' basketball team, "it only takes one shot or one play to make you a hero or a bum." Starnes should know. Last week, when the No.3-ranked Illini took the floor against home-state rival Northwestern, they were solid favorites on the strength of eleven victories, only one loss (to Notre Dame, 90-88). On its sorry record (three wins, eight losses), Northwestern did not belong on the same floor. But by half time, relying on a collapsing zone defense that stalled Illinois' fast break, Northwestern had a 34-28 lead.

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