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OSCAR TAKES THE LEAD

The lithe and limber young man shown in all his versatility at right is now, in his first varsity season, the top scorer in college basketball. Oscar Robertson, a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati, broke a 10-year-old record for New York's Madison Square Garden with 56 points against Seton Hall on Thursday night, put in 35 more two nights later in Cincinnati against North Texas State to take the lead from Kansas' Wilt Chamberlain. Their per-game averages: Robertson 32.3, Chamberlain 32.2. For Robertson, this is a triumph of finesse over sheer height. Only 6 foot 4 (as opposed to Wilt's 7 foot plus), Robertson makes his points through thorough mastery of every shot in the game, not just by basket-stuffing. Elsewhere North Carolina, defending national champion, lost its second game of the season to Maryland, while West Virginia kept its No. 1 ranking by squeezing past Villanova and swamping George Washington.

ELSEWHERE: LOOK DOWN...LOOK UP...LOOK OUT!

Everything but basketball was in style when Ohio's Xavier met New Rochelle's Iona. Left: Tom Fitzgerald plays leapfrog with Al Gundrum. Center: everybody plays bird watcher. Right: George Carter plays potsy with spectators as he chases ball.

Mississippi State's Bailey Howell appears to kick a field goal in loss to Georgia Tech.

De Paul beat Duquesne—though not because of Chet Tabor's neat handstand.

Butler cheerleaders' postures reflect last seconds of team's defeat 83-78 by Purdue.

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ROBERTSON FEINT FOOLS SETON HALL GUARD BEFORE HOOK OVER LEFT SHOULDER

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TWO CLEAN FREE THROWS (HE WENT 12 FOR 12 AT FOUL LINE) CAP ROBERTSON RECORD

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GREAT SPRING ENABLES ROBERTSON TO CLIMAX ELUSIVE DRIVE WITH EASY LAY-UP

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QUICK RECOVERY FROM ACCIDENTAL TRIPPING SHOWS BALL-HAWKING ABILITY

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DIFFICULT CORNER SHOT BOOSTS TOTAL

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