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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, February 9, 1979-Page 13
OPPOR TUNITIES SLIP A WAY

Bucks dunk

By GEOFF LARCOM
Special to The Daily
COLUMBUS-Ohio State, needing a
win to stay in first place, and Mich-
igan, fighting desperately to stay in the
first division, played eyeball-to-eyeball
here last night.
And each team refused to blink, as
the Buckeyes outlasted the Wolverines,
63-60, before a sellout crowd in St.
John's Arena.
KELVIN RANSEY, Ohio State's con-

minutes to go, the Wolverines narrowed
the Buckeye lead to one, 61-60, on a
layup by Hubbard and a jumper from
the right corner by Marty Bodnar. OSU
went to its ace though, as Ransey was
called upon to kill the clock with 45
seconds remaining.
FINALLY, WITH 20 seconds to go,
Blue guard Tom Staton was forced; to
foul Ransey, hoping for a turnover on
the foul shot. But Ransey was up to the
task, as his two shots sealed the
Wolverines' fate, dropping them to 5-6
in the Big Ten. Ohio State remains atop
the conference at 9-2.
"In the last 20 seconds I thought we
would win," said Johnny Orr. "We
played very hard, but we had some
critical turnovers. We pulled within one
point and had the chance but we
couldn't do it."
Indeed, it was turnovers down the
stretch which led to Michigan's un-
doing.
WITH THE OSU lead at three and a
little less than three minutes to play,
Mike McGee was called for charging.
Twenty seconds later Hubbard was
nailed with his fourth foul.
The game was marked by numerous
turhovers, the Buckeyes matching
Michigan's generousity. Ohio State con-
tinually threatened to open up a big
lead, but the Wolverines kept within
striking range the whole game despite
never holding the lead.
"A couple of times we got five point
leads, but turnovers kept up from
pulling away," said Ohio State coach
Eldon Miller. "We did not play a good
game, but coming off two losses, that

wagers,
was a great win for us."
THE BUCKEYES jumped off to a 33-
29 halftime lead on the strength of
Williams' eight points and Ransey's
six. Michigan stayed in the contest with
a renewed fast break, as Statbn and
McGee each scored four points on the
run.
Hubbard shined through the maze of
Michigan turnovers, as the Blue co-
captain scored a game-high 21 points
along with grabbing 14 rebounds, also
tops. Hubbard continually penetrated
inside, showing improved mobility and
quickness.
"Hubbard is still not up to his full
potential, but he showed tonight that he
is still a fine center," said Orr. "I
thought Phil played well on defense."
FOR THE BUCKEYES, it was
largely the same act they've been win-
ning with all season. Williams tallied 17
while yanking down 12 rebounds. Ran-
sey added 18 and nabbed six caroms.
The new OSU twist was the 24 turnovers
committed. Michigan however, coun-
tered the Buckeyes goof for goof with 27
miscues in all.
The loosely played contest con-
trasted greatly with the earlier mat-
chup at Crisler Arena, which OSU won
78-69. This time, the Wolverines refused
to let themselves get blown out, defen-
sing the Bucks well in both halves.
"We did everything that we prepared
to do defensively," said assistant coach
Bill Frieder. "We double-teamed Ran-
sey and got Williams away from the
baseline into the middle so we could get.
help on the boards.
"What hurt us was on the offensive

63-60
end. We just didn't go ahead for some
reason. We couldn't cash in on some of
those two-on-one and three-on-two
breaks."
Blue bucked

MICHIGAN
Min. FG/A FT/A

McGee ........
Hardy .........
Hubbard..
Smith .........
Staton .........
Mty. Bodnar ...
Garner ........
Heuerman ..
Lozier .......
Johnson.
Garris.........
Team.......
D'bal Rebounds
Totals .........
Scott ..........
J. Smith .....
Williams ......
Penn ..........
Ransey .
Miller .......
Ellinghausen ..
Cline..........
Hall ...........
Team .......
D'ball Rebounds
Totals .........

36
31
40
23
35
19
4
3
3
4
2

4/10
3/9
8/17
0/3
S/9
4/5
0/2
0/1
0/1
0/0
1/1

3/4
0/0
5/10
0/0
0/0
0/0
0/0
2/2
0/0
0/0
0/0

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3
14
2
3
1
0
0
1
0
0
2
4
15

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2
3
3
0
0
0
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0
0

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'1
3
4
10
4
0
0
0
0
0

200 25/58 10/16
OHIO STATE
Min. FG/A FT/A
26 3/7 0/0
19 1/3 0/1
38 7/19 3/6
26 3/5 0/2
35? 7/14 4/6
23 2/3 2/2
23 3/7 0/0
7 0/0 2/2
3 0/0 0/0
200 26/58 11/19

10 25

Pts.
11
6
21
0
10
0
2
0
0
2
60
Pts.
6
2
17
6
18
6
6
2
0
63

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R A PF
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12 0 1
3 s 1
2 20
3
2
38 12 13

Kelvin Ransey
sensus All-Big Ten guard, canned two
free throws with just 20 second
remaining to open up a three point
Buckeye lead.
After calling time, the Wolverines
brought the ball upcourt. But a Keith
Smith jumper refused to fall, and Phil
Hubbard's inside attempt was
smothered by OSU center Herb
Williams.
Down 59-56 with over three-and-a-half

Halftime: OSU 33, Michigan 29
At.: 13,489

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SPARTANS TOP HAWKEYES:

Boilermakers cook Illini

WEST LAFAYETTE-Joe Barry
)Carroll scored a game-high 24 points
last night, leading Purdue to a 71-65 Big
Ten basketball victory over Illinois.
It was the sixth straight victory for
the Boilermakers, now 18-5 overall and
8-3 in conference play.
The 20th-ranked Illini opened a 124
lead before freshman forward Mike
Scearce came off the bench and scored
six quick points to rally the Boiler-
makers to a 28-19 lead.
Purdue never trailed after that and
held a 36-29 edge at intermission.
Illinois, now 5-6 in the Big Ten and 17-
6 overall, was led in scoring by forward
Eddie Johnson with 20 points.
-AP
Michigan St. 60, Iowa 57
IOWA CITY-Greg Kelser and
Earvin Johnson combined for 25 points
to boost Michigan State to a 60-57 vic-
tory over Iowa in a Big Ten game last
night.
The Spartan's win, in a game in
which both teams were troubled by cold
shooting and fouls, was sparked by
Johnson's free throw shooting in the
second half. The 6-foot-8 sophomore hit
nine free throws.
Iowa's offense was led by 6-foot-10
center Steve Waite who poured in 18

points and participated in several ,
steals.
The Hawkeyes lost guard Ronnie
Lester, the league's leading scorer,
with nearly 10 minutes left and lost
William Mayfield with four minutes to
go in the game. Michigan State lost Jay
Vincent on fouls.
Iowa, which had been tied with Ohio
State for the lead in the Big Ten, falls
into second place with an 8-3 conference
log and is 15-5 overall. Michigan State
now stands 7-4 and 15-5.
-UPI
Minn. 74, Wisconsin 72

furious Wisconsin comeback to score a
74-72 Big Ten college basketball victory
last night.
Claude Gregory and Larry Petty lead
Wisconsin't comeback with Gregory
scoring nine of his 19 points and Petty
eight of his 20 as the Badgers outscored
the Gophers 19-6 to close to 62-60 with
7:34 to go. -AP
Iowa 79, Michigan 70
special to The Daily
BLOOMINGTON-Michigan's women
cagers fell to the Iowa Hawkeyes in
overtime yesterday, 79-70, in the first
round of the Big Ten tournament.
The Wolverines were paced by Abby
Currier with 24 points andfreshwoman
Katie McNamara added 16. Iowa a as
led by Cindy Haugejode with 26 points.
The Wolverines trailed 43-31 at the
half but came back to tie it at the end of
regulation at 65 all.

Preston W Slosson
History affords many instances in which two national
leaders have so intermingled their careers, either as oppo-
nents or as allies, that they are most readily considered
together. Such leaders where the younger William Pitt and
Charles James Fox, certainly the two most influential
party leaders and (with.Edmund Burke as a possible
third) the greatest British orators of their generation. \..
To make more vivid the conflicts in which these
orators were involved, the appendix of this book
offers selections from contemporary reports of
debates in the House of Commons, the great
arena of political controversy in eighteenth
century Britain.
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MADISON - - Minnesota, led by
Kevin McHale's 32 points, withstood a
Big Ten Standings

303 South State

668,-?652

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Purdue
Iowa
Michigan St.
Indiana
MICHIGAN
Illinois
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Northwestern

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL
N.C. Charlotte 75, N.C. Wilmington 57
Rutgers 87.Drexel 61
Alabama 83. Mississippi 73
HOCKEY
NHL All-Stars 1, Soviet Nationals 2
NBA
New Jersey 106, Detroit 105

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