CONTENTS

March 16, 1987

THE HEAT IS ON 14
In a torrid warmup week for the NCAAs, conference tournaments were noteworthy for overtimes and upsets
by Curry Kirkpatrick

Alabama served notice that it is unquestionably the strongest team in the nation's strongest league, the SEC
by Alexander Wolff

THEY COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT 20
WBC heavyweight champion Mike Tyson defeated WBA champ Bonecrusher Smith in a dismal bout that was more waltz than war

DASH AND CRASH ON AN INDY TRACK 22
The first World Indoor Championships in Indianapolis produced fine feats, world records—and unexpected spills
by Kenny Moore

BACK TO HAUNT THE SIXERS 28
Moses Malone, the big one Philadelphia let get away, has lifted Washington on the court and at the gate
by Jack McCallum

NEW MODEL IN MOTOWN 30
Coach extraordinaire Jacques Demers has transformed a lemon of a team into the smooth-running Red Wings
by Austin Murphy

SHE'S NO. 2 WITH A BULLET 34
Armed with a lethal forehand, 17-year-old sensation Steffi Graf shot down her foremost rivals in Florida
by Douglas S. Looney

THE DOWNFALL OF A CHAMPION 42
The playmaking star of Villanova's 1985 NCAA wonders tells how cocaine KO'd him
by Gary McLain as told to Jeffrey Marx

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 4
Scorecard 9
Baseball 68
For The Record 72
Point After 74

Cover painting by Greg Spalenka

PHOTOJAMES DRAKEHEAD CASE: This Tulsa fan was deflated after his team lost the Missouri Valley title to Wichita State, but on Sunday an NCAA bid pumped new life into the Golden Hurricane (page 14).

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