Basketball players are getting higher and higher. Coaches are getting more and more determined. The result: the kind of urgency and excitement shown here as Wake Forest Coach Bones McKinney thrusts one of his men into battle at the Carolina Dixie Classic. On the following pages: more on the Classic, which attracts some of the nation's top teams; Scouting Reports on 182 schools; and De Paul Coach Ray Meyer's fundamentals of offense

Flailing arms of typically exuberant Dixie Classic crowd frame view of final game between North Carolina and Wake Forest

Jubilant Wake Forest Assistant Coach Al DePorter rips down victory souvenir