College Basketball: How the West Won

The season was over, and now the real battle began for the N.C.A.A. Championship. The teams came from all over: Michigan's No. 1-ranked Wolverines, biggest of the Big Ten, with Cazzie Russell and a squad that averaged 206 Ibs. per man; U.C.L.A.'s No. 2-ranked Bruins, scoring 84 points a game with their superslick offense. There was Wichita, tops in the Missouri Valley Conference; No. 4 Providence, which lost only one game all season; and Princeton, with Bill Bradley, everybody's All-America, scorer of 2,326 points in a three-year career.

In short order, U.C.L.A....

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