When the last place Tiger Quintet completely upset the pregame dope by trouncing the apparently over confident league leading Dartmouth Indians Monday, the basketball title race was once more thrown open. Both Harvard and Pennsylvania are mathematically conceded a chance of ticing the Big Green for the lead, while the Crimson by winning all its remaining encounters can pass the Indians and grab off the title.
But Princeton's surprise victory Monday has a rather ominous note in addition to the cheerful thought that the Feslermen may end up on top. By so roundly trouncing Dartmouth, the Bengals give promise of becoming a determining power in the league. With the return of their star, Johnny Vruink, from the injured list, the Tigers may reverse the decision of the first Harvard encounter which the Crimson won handily, and defeat the Varsity when the two fives meet again.
Previously held in disdain with its record of a single win, Princeton may assume the role of Giant Killer by toppling the circuit leaders from the Ivy League Bean Stalk.