Routine sports novel, with ingredients as follows:- college basketball, a snob who learns better, and a slight mystery. The Corville College Terriers, led by Matty Grogans, part-time garbage collector, play basketball with phenomenal success, due partly to the playing of Jay Blaisdell, who slowly comes to realization that a poor, small college can be worthy of his loyalty as a student. Although he is son of a millionaire, formerly a star player who moved in fast company in a big college, Jay's better nature triumphs. Corville wins the championship. And Matty plays a part in breaking up a gambling syndicate in New York City.