Alcindor awesome in UCLA debut
Dec. 3, 1966
Exactly 10 years to the day later, another 7-footer makes a loud noise in his varsity debut. Lew Alcindor (who will later change his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) scores a UCLA record 56 points as the Bruins beat USC, 105-90, in Pauley Pavilion.
After connecting on 23-of-32 from the field and 10-of-14 from the foul line, the sophomore center downplays his performance. "My shooting was only adequate," he says. "I could have done better. And my defense was ...
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