Sport: Basketball: Season's Climax

There was one minute left to play. The score at the half had been Purdue 24, Minnesota 14. Now it was Purdue 32, Minnesota 31. Would Minnesota's rally —five baskets in six minutes—win? Or could Purdue hold its tiny lead until the whistle?

That, at Lafayette, Ind. last week, was the crucial moment of the most exciting game of the liveliest week in the country's major intercollegiate winter sport. On the sidelines, Purdue's Coach Ward ("Piggy") Lambert, who puts a stick of chewing gum into his mouth whenever he is perturbed about...

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