Charlie Chochrek of Hellenic College made an 84-foot shot with one second remaining in the second overtime to tie the score, but his team lost 125-121 to Emerson College in Boston. The 6'5" sophomore was his team's leading scorer with 35 points.
Barbi Blackwell, an Indiana State University senior from Lebanon, won the Miss Cheerleader U.S.A. title over 11 other finalists in competition at Cypress Gardens, Fla. More than 500 coeds from 320 colleges across the country entered the contest.
Willie Parr, center on the Druid High School basketball team in Tuscaloosa, Ala., scored 56 points and grabbed 22 rebounds in a 106-41 win over Blount of Mobile. The 6'7" senior averaged 38.4 points as the Dragons won seven of their first eight.
Pete Chartschlaa of Barrington (R.I.) College was the NAIA's leading soccer scorer, with 42 goals and 11 assists, setting a New England collegiate record in the process. His eight goals and two assists in one game were also a regional record.
January 18, 1971
Dave Reece, University of Vermont's All-America goalie from Troy, N.Y., made 41 saves as the Catamounts stunned nationally ranked hockey power Harvard 3-2 on the Crimson's home ice, where they had never lost to a college-division team.
Russ Hodge of Los Angeles broke the world record of 10.3 for the 100-meter run in decathlon competition, which he previously shared with Olympic champion Bill Toomey. Hodge's 10.2 came at an AAU meet at UCLA in which he scored a winning 7,981 points.