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Page 8-Friday, February 3,1978-The Michigan Daily

Lozier magic!

It's

Blue,

65-63

By HENRY ENGLEHARDT
Special to The Daily
EAST LANSING - The Michi-
,gan Wolverines, against a fren-
zied crowd and the Big Ten's
number one team, just hung in,
hung in and hung in some more.
'And at the last second, -they
won the game.
Mark Lozier's unmolested
Jumper from the top of the key,
just as the buzzer sounded,
kissed nothing but net, stunning

Basket at buzzer lifts Michigan in classic

the Jenison throng and giving
Michigan a thrilling 65-63 win,
over arch-rival Michigan State.
WITH 1:14 TO PLAY, and the game
tied, the Spartans' Bob Chapman stole
a Michigan inbounds pass and raced
down the court, only to have Lozier
block his layup attempt. Michigan re-
grouped, stalled until three seconds
were left and called time-out.
Lozier threw the ball into Alan Hardy
who was well-covered. Hardy alertly
spotted Lozier between the mid-court
and free-throw circles and passed him
the ball. The Logansport Ind. sopho-
more put the ball to the floor twice be-
fore putting up the game winner.
Michigan State is now tied with Pur-
due for the conference lead, both with 7-
2 records, while Michigan and Min-
nesota are right behind with 6-3 marks.
The Wolverines square off against Pur-
due in West Lafayette tomorrow.
Michigan put its guts on the floor in
this one, time and time again holding
the Spartans when they could have
pulled away, and the Wolverines made
clutch baskets down the stretch.
"WE PLAYED great defense," said
Wolverine coach Johnny Orr, "We held
our poise, particularly near the end."
The Spartans held a 56-48 lead with
less than 10 minutes to play and a game
that had been very tight looked like it

might end up as a Spartan rout.
But Mike McGee hit for two of his
game-high 23 points at the free-throw
line and the comeback was on.
LOZIER stole a pass and raced the
length of the court to pull Michigan
within four. Michigan held on defense,
something it did last night that it didn't
do against Purdue last Saturday, and
Hardy hit a free throw.
MSU returned with a bucket before
Tommy Staton canned a twenty footer
and the next time down fed McGee un-
ddrneath for an easy lay in.
The teams traded baskets, making
the score 60-59, when Earvin Johnson,
who hit for twenty-two points and had
eight assists along with his game-high
seven turnovers, missed the front end
of a one-and-one.
THEN McGEE, under the crowd's

verbal assault, missed two free throws
and when the Spartans came down
court he used his fifth and final foul on
Jay Vincent.
Vincent hit the front end of the one-
and-one, making the score 63-59 and it
was the last scoring of the night for the
Spartans.
Baxter replaced the Omaha fresh-
man and the crowd broke into a eerie
cheer, "Baaaaaxxxx-tttteeeerrrr,
Baaaaaxxxxxttttteeerrr." Michigan's
captain responded by hitting two long
range bombs. The first hit the rim and
the backboard before being coaxed
through the cords.
AFTER BAXTER'S second jumper,
Johnson drove the Michigan middle but
his shot wouldn't drop and Baxter
cleared the rebound calling time out af-
ter he crossed the mid-court line, set-

ting up the game's climax.
"They hung in there," said Johnson,
the superstar frosh, "We got up and
then let up."
"He (Johnson) belongs in the pros,"
said Michigan assistant coach Bill
Frieder, "I hope he goes this year."
Johnson was truly amazing, hitting 9
of 15 from the field and at one point,
midway through the second half he
either scored or assisted on twelve
straight of his team's points.
THE "MAGIC MAN" did all that was
asked of him but his supporting cast
was not as potent.
Starting guard Bob Chapman
averaging 13 points a game, got only
three last night. In fact all the Spartan
guards totaled only 15 points, while
Michigan's backcourt had 24.
Baxter picked a fine time to come out

of his scoring slump, hitting seven for
ten from the field for fourteen points.
He ladled out six assists and turned the
ball over but twice.
MICHIGAN NEEDED to start fast to
quell the momentum that State could
have gained playing alongside a crowd
as enthusiastic and enraptured with a
basketball team as the 9,886 Spartan
rooters were..
The Wolverines did just that. They
bolted to a 24-13 lead midway through
the first half. But the Spartans called
their third time out of the stanza and
finally got things together.
They took a 34-33 lead with 3:01 re-
maining in the half and never trailed
again until after the horn had sounded
and Lozier's shot was in.
PLAYING THE GAME of 'ifs' and
'buts' in such 'a close game is easy, but
there was a big if at the buzzer ending
the first half. Michigan State's Terry
Donnelly pumped up a prayer shot from
his own free throw line and it went in.
But the referee said it came after the
horn and it goes into the record as
something that almost was.
The Wolverines are flying high
now, and rightly so. But they must go
to Purdue tomorrow and do it all over
again if they are serious about back to
back Big Ten championships.
Lozierized
MICHIGAN

Mark Lozier-,
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Min FG/A
Hardy ........., 40 3/10
McGee..........34 10/20
Thompson ...... 40 5/7
Staton.........31 2/4
Baxter..........31 7/10
Lozier........16 :/4
Heuerman ....,. 6 0/0
Bodnar. Mark ... 2 0/0
Team........
Totals ........200 304/55

FT/A
1/2
3/6
1/5
0/0
0/0
0/0
0/0
0/0

R
10
4
5
:1
0
I
0

A
2
2
1
3
6
0

PF
2
5
2
3
2
2
0
0

4
5113 28

16 16 65

MICHIGAN STA

MinFG/A
Keiser........ 24 5/8
Johnson....... 40 9/15
Vincent.........36 5/9
Donnelly........40 2/7
Chapman ...... 21 1/6
Brkovich....... 19 3/7
Char ........20 2/2
Team.........
Totals......... 200 27/54

FT/A
1/2
4/6
1/2
2/4
1/1
0/0
0/2

TE
R
5
7
2
0
2
6
4

A
8
2
2
0

PF
'3
2
3
2
2
2

T
11
22
6
1
3
6
,4

9/17

27 15 16 63

Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
MIKE McGEE, Michigan's freshman standout, proved that he deserved as much attention as "Magic" Johnson (33). McGee
outscored Johnson, 23-22 and grabbed ten rebounds to Earvin's five. McGee grabbed game scoring honors and kept Michigan
close in the first half. Johnson had a game high of seven turnovers.

Scoring by periods
First half Second half
MICHIGAN.........37 28
Michigan State .... ,:38 25
Attendance: 9,886

Final
65
6:1

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By JAMIE TURNER
"Goddamn it, how much time?!!"
"What happened? What's going ON?"
With three seconds left, the basket-
ball crowd assembled at Dooley's was a
beehive of sweat, tension and conflic-
ting loyalties. Surprisin.gly, for the
most part the approximately 150 fans
divided their loyalties between
Michigan State and the Wolverines. The
weak transmission of TV2's Charlie
Neal and Dick Vitale could be heard
only as a dull rumble sifting through the
enthused throng.
As State held on to their lead
throughout the second half, Spartan
supporters could be heard with an oc-

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casional impassioned "Go White!
quickly followed with boos, catcalls and,
assorted obscenities.
The crowd was quick to scream at
anything: fouls, missed shots, bad
camera work and Jud Heathcote, none
were exempt from comment.
"I came in here to see the game,"
said a Natural Science major who
wouldn't pause to interrupt his viewing
for further comment. While pizza and
beer were flowing, all came to a stop as
the game entered its final moments.
When Mark Lozier prepared to throw
the ball in for the final shot, there arose
a collective "Oh My God!" from a por-
tion of the crowd.

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And for the next three seconds the
closest thing, to absolute silence was
maitained as enough air was inhaled
to raise the Titanic and the Edmund
Fitzgerald with the inflation of the
*H in denburg left over.
Then: Insanity.
The replay of Lozier's shot was ac-
companied by Dooley's recording of the
Victors, pitchers being passed around
hand to hand and 35 saddened Green
and Whiters sitting stunned, too
shocked to even raise their mugs.
The tension had turned to jubilation.
"Thank God for Lozier," became the
toast and "What a beautiful, incredible
game," was the yell.
BULLETIN
ANN ARBOR (AP)-Alden "Butch"
Carpenter, a three-year football let-
terman at the University of Michigan,
died yesterday at University Hospital
shortly after collapsing during a pick-
up basketball game.1.
A hospital spokesman said the cause
of death was unknown pending an
autopsy.
Carpenter live'd in Detroit and was a
graduate student in Michigan's Law
school.
A~lint, Mich., native, Carpenter was
a defensive end on the Wolverines 1969-
70-71 squads.
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College Basketball
MICHIGAN 65, Michigan State 63
Illinois .74. Wisconsin 71
Purdue 71,Ohio State 69
Minnesota 82, Iowa 71
Marquette 73.Penn State 60
NHL
Philadelphia 3, Colorado 0
New York Islanders 5. Atlanta 2

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