HUBBARD CLEARS BOARDS IN 49-48 WIN
The Michigan Daily-Friday, January 26, 1979-Page 9.
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Earvin Johnson. The shot was nowhere
near the net, but Johnson was called for
his only foul of the night and Smith went
to the line with :00 showing.
Spartan coach Jud Heathcote saw
things differently. "I thought that there
should have been no call or an offensive
call on Smith," a quiet yet raging
Heathcote -said afterwards. "If
someone sees the replay I think they'll
see . . .well . ." Heathcote did not
finish his statement.
MEANWHILE SMITH, not sur-
prisingly, saw things differently.
"I looked up and saw that there was
only two seconds left and I knew then
that I wouldn't be able to pass the ball
so I shot it," smiled the fresman guard
who was carried off the court by his
teammates. "And. thank God I was
Then came the almost interminable
wait for the outcome. First there was
-Heathcote screaming for the offensive
foul, then five Spartans lined up for
Smith's attempt, an illegal move
because there was no tim
therefore no time for a rebou
a frantic attempt to call ti
Smith to think a little was
since the Wolverine guard w
at the line. Smith never neec
end of his one and one opport
a two-shot foul," added Sr.
(the one and one didn't bo
was just concentrating on n
shot. I knew it was in the mo
After a sloppy first half
both teams being a bit too c
their shot selection, the Wolv
Spartans got down to playi
ball in the final half.
The Spartans had edged
seven point lead, 30-23 at
Sthanks in whole to Gregory]1
S"Magic" Johnson. They prop
with practically all of its sco
' bining for 24 of the 30 points.
KELSER WAS a thing of b
ting from both outside and i
'16 of his game high 22 poinr
e left, and time. Johnson was equally brilliait, forward and
md. Finally feeding Kelser for many of his points hustling afte
ime out for while displaying a deft touch from 15 inbounds inc
disallowed feet in. seats hims
das already For the Wolverines it was another ORR PUT
ied the tail case of a poor first half in the mold of points, 123
unity. last Saturday's Ohio State defeat. Co- tonight."
that it was captain Tommy Staton's six points was "He was
with. "But the high water mark for a Michigan of- playing har
ither me. I fense that was having problems Bill Frieder.
naking the penetrating MVSU 2-3 zone. for him to
ment it left But all problems were solved in the playing bec
second half when Phil Hubbard took like it was.
caused by things into his own hands. Switched so do we, es
areful with defensively to Kelser, Michigan's Michigan St
rerines and senior center shut down the Spartan Mhgn Mt
~ ,. ,,,,fWhen Mil
keyed a 13-2 Blue spurt by rebound with 9:05.left to tie things up at
r a loose ball and flipping it 44, the lowest scoring M=MSU contest
ches before heading for the since 1952 became a waiting game. Tt
self . was more than three minutes later
T IT well. "Hubbard (13 before a Staton layup gave the
rebounds) was brilliant Wolverines a tenuous two point lead.
on the floor and really JOHNSON ANSWERED with his
d," added assistant coach second of three consecutive
. "It takes alot of courage baskets-the only Spartan scoring iti
play the way he's been the final 10:15.
ause his knee is not really
He's got a lot of pride-And But with 1:28 left Smith was called for
pecially when it comes to an offensive foul when he crashed into
ate. Kelser while trying to feed Hubbard for
ke McGee tipped in a the insurancebasket.
M. FG/A FT/A R
Reiser ......40 10/18 2/2 9
Charles........22 1/4 0/0 1
Vincent........ 36 3/6 0/0 6
Johnson .... 40 6/13 4/4 2
Donnelly....... 32 1/5 0/0 1
Brkovich.......29 0/5 0/0 6
Lloyd.......... 1 0/0 0/0 0
Team Rebounds 2
Totals.........3200 21/51 6/6 31
Halftime: Mich. St. 30, MICHIGAN 23
6 Hubbard ..
16 Staton .. ...
2 Smith ........
0 Heuerman ..
0 Bodnar, Marty
48 Garner ........
Iout to a
n close for
ts at half-
- - ,
200 21/50 7/8
29 10 13
Buckeyes maintain lead
By The Associated Press
- COLUMBUS, Ohio-Kelvin Ransey's
17 points led 10th-ranked Ohio State to a
73-61 basketball victory over North-
western last night, helping the
Buckeyes protect their two-game lead
in the Big Ten Conference.
Four Buckeyes reached double
figures as Ohio State posted its seventh
straight victory, all inside the con-
ference. The winning spell is the longest
since 1971 for the Big Ten leaders.
Brian Gibson hit 16 points for North,
western, but the Wildcats suffered their
seventh consecutive loss in the league.
Ohio State is 12-4 overall and North-
* * *
Indiana 82, Wisconsin 61
Tolbert scored 20 points to lead a balan- .
ced scoring attack that had five Indiana
players finish in double figures as the
Hoosiers pounded Wisconsin 82-61 in
Big Ten college basketball last night.
The Hoosiers, 3-4 in; league play and
11-8 overall, capitalized on 14 first-half
Wisconsin turnovers to lead 37-24 at
halftime and the Badgers never drew
closer after the intermission.
Coach Bob Knight's team opened a
21-12 lead on a Tolbert field goal with
nine minutes left in the first half,
Wisconsin pulled back with five con-
secutive points, but then Indiana out-
scored the visitors 15-2 to take com-
MICHIGAN 49, Michigan State 48
Ohio State 73. Northwestern 61
Indiana 82, Wisconsin 61
Iowa 58. Illinois 52
Purdue 64, Minnesota 6
N.Y. Islanders 4, Boston 2
Seattle 108, Atlanta 98
Detroit 135, Los Angeles 100
Iowa 58, Illinois 52
IOWA CITY - Ronnie Lester scored
17 points and led an effective delay
game in the second half to spark Iowa
to a 58-52 upset of No. 8 Illinois in Big
Ten Conference basketball last night.
The victory left Iowa alone in second
place in the league at 5-2. The
Hawkeyes improved their overall
record to 12-4 in handing Illinois its first
road loss in 12 games this year.
by the sophomore guard. He was
almost the goat for Purdue, however,
when he turned the ball over on a
traveling call as the Boilermakers
trailed 61-60 with less than two minutes
But Walker and Jerry Sichting forced
Gopher guard Mark Hall into the final
turnover and Walker cruised in for
what turned out to be the winning poin-
Drake Morris added a pair of free
throws with seven seconds to secure
Purdue's fourth league victory in seven
Purdue led the entire second half, but
Minnesota struggled back to pull ahead
by one on a 20-foot jumpshot by James
Jackson with 1:8 to play.
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* * *
Purdue. 64, Minnesota 61
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