Cowboys Win Court Title
Wyoming Humbles Georgetown, 46-34, for N.C.A.A. Crown
New York, March 31 - (UP) -
Battling from behind in the final minutes of play, the Cowboys of the University of Wyoming captured the National Collegiate A.A. basketball championship by swamping Georgetown 46 to 34, before 13,206 fans at Madison Square Garden tonight.
Blond Kenny Sailors, fast-moving guard of the Westerners, fired a rally that pulled Wyoming from behind with four minutes to play and sent them on to what turned into an easy triumph. The Cowboy spark plug, voted the game's outstanding player, led his mates with a total of 16 points.
Until those last few minutes of play it had been an all-out battle between the western regional champions and the Hoyas from Washington, who won the eastern crown by defeating N.Y.U. and De Paul.
The score was tied five times in the first half and the lead changed hands four times as Sailors whipped in a field goal in the final 10 seconds to give the Cowboys an 18-16 edge at intermission. Five times the count was deadlocked in the second half with Georgetown taking the advantage shortly after the start and holding it until Sailors and big Milo Komenich pushed Wyoming in front with four minutes to play.