COLLEGE BASKETBALL—NORTH CAROLINA defeated Georgetown 63-62 to win the NCAA Division I title in New Orleans (page 14).
Louisiana Tech beat Cheyney State 76-62 to win the women's NCAA Division I championship in Norfolk, Va.
Bradley beat Purdue 67-58 to win the NIT in New York City.
Rutgers beat Texas 83-77 to win the AIAW national tournament in Philadelphia.
PRO BASKETBALL—Atlantic Division-leading Boston, unbeaten in five weeks and on a club-record 18-game win streak, ran into some very hot 76ers and lost 116-98. Milwaukee clinched the Central Division title with a 128-99 defeat of foundering San Diego, loser of 24 of its last 26. Despite perfect 3-0 weeks by Denver, winner of nine straight, and Houston, whose Moses Malone leads the league in rebounding and is second in scoring, San Antonio held on to its 3½-game lead in the Midwest with a 114-110 victory at Utah. George Gervin had 47 for the Spurs to ice the Jazz' 17th straight defeat. In the Pacific, the Warriors retained third place by beating Portland 102-89 for their fourth straight win, while Seattle moved to within 1½ of Los Angeles, the division leader.
BOWLING—EARL ANTHONY defeated Frank Ellenburg 269-235 to win a $135,000 PBA event in Milwaukee.
BOXING—WILFREDO GOMEZ retained his WBC super bantamweight title with a sixth-round TKO of Juan Meza in Atlantic City.
Jeff Chandler stopped Johnny Carter in the sixth round to successfully defend his WBA bantamweight championship in Philadelphia.
GOLF—TOM WATSON shot par on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff with Frank Conner to win the $300,000 Heritage Classic in Hilton Head, S.C. The pair finished the regulation 72 holes with four-under-par 280s.
Amy Alcott shot a six-under-par 286 to defeat JoAnne Carner by one stroke in a $175,000 LPGA tournament in Kaanapali, Hawaii.
GYMNASTICS—UTAH won the NCAA women's team title in Salt Lake City with 148.60 points to runner-up Cal-State Fullerton's 144.15.
COLLEGE HOCKEY—NORTH DAKOTA defeated Wisconsin 5-2 to win the NCAA Division I title in Providence (page 20).
PRO HOCKEY—Adding insult to injury, and yet another record to the NHL books, Smythe Division champion Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky became the first player to get 200 points in a season when he scored two short-handed goals in 27 seconds and added a pair of assists in a 7-2 flameout at Calgary. Gretzky's next goal: 100 goals. After No. 91 in a 6-6 tie with Colorado, he said of the century mark, "If I were going to bet, I'd use someone else's money, but the record is not out of the question." At week's end the count stood at 92, with two games remaining. Meanwhile, Mike Bossy of the Patrick Division-winning New York Islanders scored four times in an 8-1 romp over the Capitals, surpassing the 300-goal career mark and bringing his season total to 62. He got another against the Whalers in a 5-4 victory that enabled the Islanders to clinch the regular-season overall-point title. As Montreal had wrapped up the Adams Division championship the week before, Minnesota was last to be first, winning the Norris Division crown with two victories, 4-2 over Los Angeles and 6-5 over Boston. Last aboard a large ship, Pittsburgh secured the 16th playoff berth with a 6-5 win at Washington.
HORSE RACING—STAR GALLANT ($6.60), Sandy Hawley up, won the $91,050 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park by four lengths over Distinctive Pro. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1[1/16]-mile course in 1:43[1/5].
MOTOR SPORTS—CALE YARBOROUGH drove his Buick to victory in the $232,665 Warner W. Hodgdon Carolina 500 in Rockingham, N.C., a race originally scheduled for Feb. 28 and twice rain-delayed. He averaged 108.992 mph around the 1.017-mile oval, beating Terry Labonte, in a Chevrolet, by one lap and one car length.
SKIING—PHIL MAHRE, who two months ago clinched the overall World Cup for the second straight year, finished third in the season's final giant slalom at Sansicario, Italy and then won the last slalom at Montgen√®vre, France to win the individual titles in those events. STEVE PODBORSKI of Canada won the downhill World Cup.
Bill Koch of the U.S. won the Nordic World Cup with an upset victory in the 15-km. season finale in Castelrotto, Italy. The win gave him 121 points for the year, seven better than favorite Thomas Wassberg of Sweden.
Erika Hess of Switzerland won the women's slalom and overall World Cups. She had 297 points in the overall, 15 more than giant-slalom champion IRENE EPPLE of West Germany. The downhill Cup went to France's MARIE CECILE GROS-GAUDENIER.
INDOOR SOCCER—MISL: Western Division-leading St. Louis suffered a three-loss week, including a 4-3 setback in New York, when league-leading scorer Steve Zungul got a goal with eight seconds left. Pittsburgh, winner of a pair thanks to Stan Terlecki's six goals and six assists, moved to within 2½ games of the Arrows in the Eastern Division.
SWIMMING—UCLA won the NCAA men's swimming and diving championships in Brown Deer, Wis. with 219 points, nine points better than defending champion Texas. The meet came down to the final race, the 400-yard freestyle relay, and UCLA outswam the Longhorns to set a new American record of 2:53.15 (page 22).
TENNIS—SYLVIA HANIKA upset Martina Navratilova 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the $300,000 Avon Championships in New York City.
Guillermo Vilas defeated Jimmy Connors 6-3, 6-3 in the $350,000 Cuore Cup in Milan.
MILEPOSTS—RESIGNED: As basketball coach at Furman, EDDIE HOLBROOK, 42, who guided the Paladins to a 65-48 record in his four seasons.
SUSPENDED: By the NHL, HARRY NEALE, 45, coach of the Vancouver Canucks, for 10 games, for having brawled with fans during a game in Quebec City on March 20.
TRADED: By the Atlanta Braves, Outfielder ED MILLER, 24, to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher ROGER WEAVER, 27; by the Cincinnati Reds, Catcher JOE NOLAN, 30, to the Baltimore Orioles for Pitcher BROOKS CAREY, 26, and Outfielder DALLAS WILLIAMS, 24; by the New York Yankees, Pitcher BILL CASTRO, 28, and Catcher-First Baseman DENNIS WERTH, 29, for, respectively, California Angel Third Baseman BUTCH HOBSON, 30, and Kansas City Royal Pitcher SCOT BEAHAN, 20; by the Royals, Pitcher JEFF SCHATTINGER, 26, and Infielder RANCE MULLINIKS, 26, for, respectively, Chicago White Sox Infielder GREG PRYOR, 32, and Toronto Blue Jay Pitcher PHIL HUFFMAN, 23; the Blue Jays also acquired Pitcher DAVE GEISEL, 27, to complete a Dec. 28 trade with the Chicago Cubs; the Cubs obtained Infielder BUMP WILLS, 29, from the Texas Rangers for Pitcher PAUL MIRABELLA, 28, and cash and sent Pitcher MIKE GRIFFIN, 24, to the Montreal Expos to complete a March 15 trade.
DIED: RAYMOND (Buddy) PARKER, 68, coach of the Detroit Lions from 1950 to 1957; of complications from a ruptured ulcer; in Kaufman, Texas. He guided the Lions to NFL titles in 1952 and '53.
Henry Sears, 69, commodore of the New York Yacht Club in 1955 and 1956, who was instrumental in reviving the long-dormant America's Cup competition in 1958; of cancer; in Chestertown, Md.