McGEE, HUBBARD, AND BODNAR PACE ATTACK:
BY GARY KICINSKI
The old adage that "good things come
in threes" was never more apparent
than at Crisler Arena last night, as the
Michigan Wolverines rode the scoring
touches of three players in conquering
Central Michigan, 87-78, in the opening
game of the season.
Relying almost entirely on the out-
side shooting of forward Mike McGee,
guard Marty Bodnar and the inside
work' of center Phil Hubbard, the
Wolverines took command of the game
in the early going and built up a large
lead before falling apart in the closing
MICHIGAN AS a team was as hot as
the Chippewas were cold during the
night, shooting 54.6 per cent from the
floor to CMU's 39.3 per cent.
The Wolverines had little trouble with
Central's 2-3 zone defense, as McGee
and Bodnar, who scored 30 and 18 points
respectively, were content to let fly
from outside. Central's sagging zone in
the early going forced Michigan to
Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
MICHIGAN GUARD Keith Smith has one thing on his mind, assist, as he looks to pass off in last night's action at Crisler
Arena.-The playmaking freshman from Detroit Mackenzie ran the Wolverine offense along with smooth-shooting sophomore
guard Marty Bodnar for the majority of the Wolverines 87-78 opening game victory over Central Michigan. The Wolverines
next must tangle with Alabama at Crisler on Saturday.
Hawks nip Knicks SCORES
In v m y TedoMICHIGAN 7. Central Michiga, iN
in overtime battle
ATLANTA (AP)-Eddie Johnson scored 19 points, including a key Philadelphia 3, St. Lous
layup inovertime, as the Atlanta Hawks beat the New York Knicks 102-96 inB oston Ia. Buffalo 3
a National Basketball Association game last night.
The score was tied 96-96 with 1:07 left in the five-minute overtime period
when-Atlanta's John Drew stole the ball and passed to Johnson for the go-
aheadA up.oThe Hawks scored their final four points on free throws
fo1hwhng*deliberateor despernte New York fouls in the closing seconds.
Johnson led Atlanta with 19 points, followed by Wayne Rollins with 15
Drew with 13 and Armond Hill with 10.
Toby Knight paced the Knicks with 19, followed by Earl Monroe, 18,
rookie John Rudd, 17, and Marvin Webster, 14. It was the Knicks' third loss
in three nights.
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Portland 98, Clereland 97
RICHFIELD, Ohio (AP)-Maurice Lucas tossed in a pair of free throws
with nine seconds left to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 98-97 National
Basketball Association victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers last night.
Lucas poured in 23 points to lead the Trail Blazers to their come-from-
behind victory, ending Cleveland's two-game winning string.
Cleveland led through most of the game, building margins of up to 13
points and taking a 79-69 edge into the fourth period.
But the Blazers chipped away, taking their first lead of the game, 92-91,
on a three-point play by Bob Gross with 3:09 remaining.
Tom.Owens, who kept Potland close with 13 of his 17 points in the third
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