Sport: Court Magician

As Niagara University took to the court for a game against the University of Pennsylvania in the first round of the post-season N.C.A.A. tournament, all eyes were on Niagara's Calvin Murphy. While the sellout crowd in the Princeton gym roared its approval, Murphy moved into the keyhole and fed passes to teammates moving around him in a fast, figure-eight weave. Looking one way and passing another, he fired the ball behind his back, around his neck and through his legs. At one point, he fell down but somehow kept dribbling the ball while rolling on the floor. Then, twirling the...

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