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Warm-Up

Italy's talented basketball bambini are among the country's prize exports

By Sam Toperoff

College Basketball 1985-86

THERE'S A BIG HOLE IN THE MIDDLE

The 33 that topped the charts so long is gone, so watch for four spindly guys to rock around the 45-second clock

By Alexander Wolff

OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE TRACKS

Mark Price, from Enid, Okla., and Bruce Dalrymple, from Harlem, come at life and basketball from wholly different directions, but when they pair up in Georgia Tech's backcourt, good things happen

By Bruce Newman

LOOK WHO'S GONE FORTH AND MULTIPLIED

It's Bob Knight of Indiana, who has many disciples in college coaching, few of them clones

By Alexander Wolff

OPENING TIPS

Inside stuff, outside shots and a whole basketful of points

By Alexander Wolff

Scouting Reports

No. 1 With A Bullet

1 GEORGIA TECH

By Ivan Maisel

2 MICHIGAN

By Greg Kelly

3 NORTH CAROLINA

By Ivan Maisel

4 GEORGETOWN

By Jaime Diaz

5 DUKE

By Ivan Maisel

6 ILLINOIS

By Greg Kelly

8 LOUISIANA STATE

By Jack McCallum

9 LOUISVILLE

By Austin Murphy

10 SYRACUSE

By Richard Demak

11 AUBURN

By Jack McCallum

12 MEMPHIS STATE

By Austin Murphy

13 KENTUCKY

By Jack McCallum

14 MARYLAND

By Ivan Maisel

15 ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM

By Franz Lidz

16 ARKANSAS

By Hank Hersch

18 NORTH CAROLINA STATE

By Ivan Maisel

19 DEPAUL

By Morin Bishop

20 IOWA

By Greg Kelly

21 NOTRE DAME

By Morin Bishop

22 ST. JOHN'S

By Roger Jackson

23 WASHINGTON

By Bruce Anderson

24 HOUSTON

By Hank Hersch

25 GEORGIA

By Jack McCallum

26 PITTSBURGH

By Jaime Diaz

27 INDIANA

By Greg Kelly

28 NEVADA-LAS VEGAS

By Jim Reynolds

29 UCLA

By Bruce Anderson

30 NAVY

By Duncan Brantley

31 TEXAS-EL PASO

By Jim Reynolds

32 VIRGINIA

By Ivan Maisel

33 OLD DOMINION

By Franz Lidz

34 CLEMSON

By Ivan Maisel

35 USC

By Bruce Anderson

36 BOSTON COLLEGE

By Richard Demak

37 NORTHEASTERN

By Richard Demak

38 VILLANOVA

By Jaime Diaz

39 TEXAS A&M

By Hank Hersch

40 ST. JOSEPH'S

By Cathrine Wolf

The Conferences

How Do You Like Your Hoops?

The Smalls

From The Nest To The Nationals

No team ever rose like Tampa, thanks to the Birdman's gilded cagers

By Roger Jackson

The Women

The Best Little Scorehouse In...

...the land is in Texas, and the Longhorns are shooting for a title

By Joy Duckett Cain

Cheryl Miller

LIGHTS! CAMERA! CHERYL!

As she kicks off her fourth college season, USC's Cheryl Miller is a big star in a town that has a lot of them

By Curry Kirkpatrick

TV/Radio

Let's Make A Deal

Billy Packer talks a good game. He'll also schedule it, get you a plane ticket and a room

By William Taaffe

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Robert L. Miller