Georgetown is Defeated, 34-46, in N.C.A.A. Basketball Finals at New York.
In a Spirited Late Rally
Wyoming Breaks 31-31 Deadlock in Last Five Minutes of Play for Triumph
Ken Sailors, Voted the Most Outstanding Player of Game, Tallies 16 Points
Score Tied Ten Times
The Westerners Will Play St. John's University in Benefit Tomorrow Night.
New York, March 30 - by the Associated Press
Wyoming's cowboys turned on the pressure in the last five minutes to win the National Collegiate Athletic association's basketball title tonight with a 46 to 34 victory over Georgetown in Madison Square Garden.
After battling on even terms for fifteen minutes before a crowd of 13,206, the Rocky Mountain five pulled away from a 31-31 deadlock to win going away. Jimmy Collins started the drive with two field goals and was joined by big Milo Komenich, Jim Weir, and Ken Sailors. three of the field goals came in the last thirty seconds.
Sailors' pacing the Wyoming offense with sixteen points and a tricky dribbler all night, was voted the outstanding player of the game. Komenich registered nine points as he and lanky John Mahnken staged a battle of giant centers. Mahnken ended with six tallies.
Never more than five points separated the two fives until the Cowboys pulled away in the closing minutes. The Hoyas from Georgetown led 13 to 8 midway of the first half but left the floor on the short end of an 18 to 16 count. After the score had been tied five times, Sailors cut through the entire Georgetown team for the third of his six field goals to put the Westerners ahead.