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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, February 17, 1980-Page11

VINCENT PUMPS HOME 36

Spartans outlast

Wolverines, 82-74

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By SCOTT M. LEWIS
Special to The Daily
EAST LANSING - With less than ten
minutes remaining in last night's
basketball game, Michigan led
Michigan State, 63-53, seemingly on
their way to a crucial win in the Big
Ten-a win which would have left them
one game out of first place. ,
But something went wrong in those
final ten minutes. Very wrong. The
Spartans, inspired by a rabid,
deafening crowd and paced by Jay Vin-
cent's 23 second-half points, roared
back to defeat the Wolverines, 82-74.
THE LOSS, which dropped the
Wolverines to 7-7 in the Big Ten, puts a
damper on Michigan's conference title
hopes. With only four contests

remaining, the Blue cagers are two
games behind the leaders.
The Spartans, who according to head
coach Jud Heathcote are playing solely
for "pride and prestige," raised their
conference mark to 6-8. There won't be
any post-season hoopla for the defen-
ding NCAA champions, but they will
claim state bragging rights during the
off season, having defeated Michigan in
overtime, 59-58, at Crisler Arena
January 24.
In last month's game, Michigan State
stormed back in the latter stages after
trailing by about ten points midway
through the second half. The story
repeated itself last night, only this time
Vincent was even more devastating
than before. The junior from Lansing
Eastern High, a cross-town rival of

Magic Johnson during his prep days, hit
twelve points down the stretch en route
to a 36-point performance, tops in the
Big Ten this season.
VINCENT'S EFFORTS over-
shadowed an outstanding showing by
Michigan's Johnny Johnson, who set a
career high with 26 points. Johnson was
unstoppable from long range during
much of the second half, but failed to
score in the final 7:46 as Heathcote
made a defensive adjustment.
"He (Johnson) did a great job," said
Wolverine coach Johnny Orr. "He hurt
us a little on defense but I'd say,
overall, that was his bestperformance
of the year."
J ohnson's heroics notwithstanding,
the Spartans quickly chopped the
deficit from ten to five, 63-58, in less

than one minute. A Johnson foul shot
made it 66-60, but during the next two-
and-one-half minutes, Michigan State
reeled off an 8-0 spree, 'Ron Charles'
lay-in tying the count at 5:47 and Vin-
cent's short hook giving MSU its first
lead since the opening half.
Mark Lozier then clicked on a jumper
from the key, drawing the Wolverines
even at 68, but at 4:28 it was Vincent
again, this time from 15 feet, to hand
Michigan State a lead it wasn't to
relinquish.
BUT MICHIGAN had not finished
yet. Mike McGee, who registered 22
points despite going nine for 25 from the
field, sank a pair of free throws and a
bomb from the corner, bringing the
Wolverines to within one, 73-72, at 1:45.
MSU's Kevin Smith, however, foiled

the Blue surge, making both ends of a
one-and-one. Then with about a minute
to play, Michigan freshman Joe James
was long from twenty feet. The Spar-
tans came down with the rebound and
Mike Brkovitch was fouled in the back
court.
Brkovich hit one of two from the line,
and when McGee's shot rimmed the
Stymied
MICHIGAN STATE

cylinder and fell into Spartan hands
with thirty seconds left, the Wolverine
cause was lost.
KEVIN SMITH climaxed the
dramatic MSU win by heaving a fifty-
foot shot directly into the net, after
which the 10,004 Spartan fans rushed.
onto the court in celebration of their
team's triumph.
at State

Min.

Brkovich .....
Charles .......
Vincent .......
Smith, Kevin ..
Donnelly ..
Gonzalez...
Longaker.
James, Kurt ...
Bostic.........
Team Rebounds
Totals .......

38
36
40
36
35
5
3
1
6

FG/AFT/A R
5/9 4/5 3,
5/8 1/2 8
13/21 10/15 9
2/5 4/4 0
4/6 5/7 2
0/0 0/1 0
0/0 0/0 1
0/0 0/0 0
0/0 0/1 0
5
29/49 24/35 28

A
5
1
3
3
6
0
0
0
0

PF
3
3
2
2
5
0
0
1

Pts.
14 McGee ......
G1 Garner ........
36 Heuerman.....
8 Bodnar, Marty
13 Johnson ...
1 Lozier.......
0 Smith, Keith...
0Garris .......
0 Person .......
0 James, Joe ..
Team Rebounds
82 Totals ........

MICHIGAN
Min. FG/A FT/A R A PF
32 9/25 4/6 6 1 1
31 2/5 0/1 7 5 4
21 1/3 0/s 1 3 5
28 6/7 0/0 3 3 3
39 10/156/7 3 6 3
14 1/3 0/0 2 3 3.
4 1/1 0/0 0 2 1
17 2/3 0/0 5 0 5
13 0/1 0/0-1 0 0
1 0/1: 0/0 0 0 1
5
32/64 10/14 33 23 y26

Pts.
22
4
2
12
26
2
2
4
0
74

PURDUE DUMPS BADGERS:

18 17

Indiana. buries

Gophers, 67-54

Fouled Out-Heuerman (Michigan), Garris
(Michigan)
Technical Fouls-arner (Michigan)

Halftime-MICHIGAN 38, Michigan State 36
Attendance-10,004

By The Associated Press
BLOOMINGTON - Senior Mike
Woodson had 18 of his game-high 24
points yesterday as Indiana scored the
game's final ten points to defeat Min-
nesota 67-54 in a battle for a share of the
lead in the Big Ten basketball race.
The two teams began yesterday's ac-
tion in a four-way tie for first place with
Purdue and Ohio State.
Mark Hall's layup with 1:44 to play
cut a 56-48 Minnesota deficit to three
points, 57-54. But the Hoosiers then
made eight consecutive free throws
with Woodson hitting six to insure the
victory.
The victory gave Indiana a 9-5 con-
ference record, while Minnesota slip-
ped one game behind the Hoosiers at 8-
,6. Overall, Indiana is, 16-7 and Min-
nesota is 15-8.
Freshman Steve Bouchie helped the

Hoosiers open a 30-24 halftime lead by
scoring 10 of his 14 points before the in-
termission. In the second half, center
Ray Tolbert helped the Hoosier offense
by scoring 10 points after being held to
only two in first half.
Purdue 69, Wisconsin 61
WEST LAFAYETTE - Junior Drake
Morris and sophomore Keith Edmon-
son scored 14 points apiece in the
second half yesterday as 17th-ranked
Purdue held off Wisconsin 69-61 to
maintain a share of first place in the
tight Big Ten basketball race.
Morris finished with 19 points and
Edmonson had 18 for the Boilermakers.
Junior Wesley Matthews scored a
game-high 30 points for the Badgers,
who cut a 53-43 deficit to two points late'
in the game before Purdue started con-
verting free throws to pull away.

A Matthews jump shot with two
minutes to play cut Purdue's advantage
to 59-57, but Morris then made two con-
secutive field goals, and Edmonson hit
a pair of free throws.
Purdue made ten of 11 free throws in
the final three-and-a-half minutes in
climbing to 9-5 in conference play and
16-7 overall. Wisconsin slipped to 5-9
and 14-11.
Ohio State 71, Illinois 57
COLUMBUS - Ninth-ranked
Ohio State, led by Herb Williams and
Kelvin Ransey's 35 combined points,
whipped Illinois 71-57 lastbnight to
retain a share of the Big Ten basketball
lead.
The victory gave the Buckeyes a 17-6
overall record. They are 9-5 in the con-
ference for a piece of the lead with Pur-
du and Indiana with four games left

for all three contenders.
Williams pumped in 18 points and
grabbed 12 rebounds and Ransey, rid-
dling the Illini zone, contributed 17
points.
Illinois missed all but one of its first
15 shots and fell behind 16-8 in the first
eight minutes.
Illinois never recovered and fell to 16-
10 overall and 6-8 in the league.
Reno Gray paced the Illini with 15
*points.
Ohio State's aggressive man-to-man
defense held the Illini to 22 first half
points. Illinois sank only 28 per cent of
its shots in the first 20 minutes, falling
behind 3 1-22.
Freshman forward Clark Kellogg
scored ten of his 11 points in the second
half to lead the Buckeyes' rout and also
collected 15 rebounds.
Iowa 60, N'western 58
EVANSTON-Vince Brookins' 12-foot
jumper at the buzzer last night gave
Iowa's Hawkeyes a dramatic 60-58
victory over Northwestern in Big Ten
college basketball action.
Brian Jung canned a pair of free
throws with 11 seconds remaining to lift
Northwestern into a 58-all tie before
Brookins, who finished with nine points,
scored the game-winning basket just as
the gun sounded.
The victory gave Iowa a 17-6 overall
record and left the Hawkeyes at 8-6 in
the Big Ten, one game behind Indiana,
Purdue and Ohio State, who are tied for
the league.lead Northwestern slipped
to 3-11 in the conference and 8-15
overall.
Big Ten Standings

LEA CH DOMINA TES ND's #1
Blue netters shut out Irish, 9-0

By BUDDY MOOREHOUSE
While their ice skating counterparts were busy battling
the Wolverine icers next door at Yost Ice Arena, the Notre
Dame tennis team was being thoroughly battered at the
Track and Tennis Building, as the Michigan netters blanked
the Fighting Irish in both team's first dual meet of the
season, 9-0.
Sophomore sensation Michael Leach got the Wolverines
off to a good start as he totally dominated Notre Dame's
Mark McMahon, winning 6-0, 6-2. Leach never let up,
throughout the match, as he scored numerous aces with his
100 mph-plus serve.
"I'M AWFULLY PLEASED with the way we played," said
Leach after the match. "We were really inspired."
Michigan's number two man, Matt Horwich, also won in
straight sets. He displayed tremendous consistency in
beating Carlton Harris, 6-3, 6-1.
Freshman Mark Mees of the Maize and Blue kept Herb
Hopwood running throughout his match as he won, 6-1, 6-2. At
number four singles, team captain Jack Neinken beat Notre
Dame's Mark Hoyer, 6-2,6-2.
TOM HAMBY OF MICHIGAN parlayed his strong,

powerful strokes into a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Tom Hartzell in
fifth singles. The closest match of the meet was at sixth
singles, where Dan McLaughlin of the Wolverines, a
freshman making his first singles start, beat Jim Falvery, 5-
7,6-4,6-2.
"Dan was really nervous tonight making his first start,
but he did really well for us," said head coach Brian Eisner
after the meet.
Probably the best tennis of the evening was seen at first
doubles where Leach and Horwich, devastated Harris and
Hopwood of the Fighting Irish, 6-0, 6-1. The match caused one
disgruntled Notre Dame tennis enthusiast to mutter, "They
(Notre Dame) are playing high school tennis!"
MICHIGAN FINISHED the match off by winning both
number two and three doubles.
Eisner was satisfied by his squad's performance. "I was
very pleased with the way everyone played. We didn't expect
this to be our tougher matches, but this was a good Notre
Dame team," said Eisner.
So while the Irish netters might have wished they had
stayed in South Bend, the Wolverines were obviously glad
they came.

Conference

All

Ohio State ....
Purdue .......
Indiana.....
Iowa .......
Minnesota ..
MICHIGAN ..
Illinois .....
Michigan St.. .
Wisconsin ....
Northwestern

5
5
5
6
6
7
8
8
9
11

17
16
16
17
15
14
16
12
14
8

6
7
7
6
8
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10
11
11
15

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OSU synchronized
iswimm ers, edge Blue:
By KIM HANAFEE
aOhio State won the Michigan Invitational synchronized swim meet at
Margaret Bell pool yesterday with a score of 55. Michigan finished second with 50.
Of the five teams that were scheduled to compete, a flu epidemic kept Bowling
Green out of action, and Northwestern University was absent due to poor driving
conditions.
OF THE REMAINING teams, (Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio
State), OSU was expected to be the top contender, with Michigan right behind
them.
Sue Cassidy, Michigan's team captain, said before the meet, "As usual, we ex-
pect Ohio State to be really tough. We'll probably come in right behind them.
Everyone is back, so we should be looking better."
Coach Joyce Lindeman said of the Buckeyes, "They're a very strong team
with a lot of depth."
THE SECOND-PLACE finish didn't disappoint the team. Assistant coach Sue
Neu said, "With two girls back, we are in the rebuilding stage. This is the first time
the girls have all swum together."
The synchronized swimmers' goal is the Nationals, where they hope to finish in
the top three. Their practices have been geared to peaking at the Nationals. Nue
said, "We train really hard, then cut back for two weeks between Regionals and
Nationals, then peak for Nationals."
They will be held here, and the home pool will be an advantage. Nue said, "It
will be a good meet for us."
Their present goal, however, is to "improve in our competition with OSU as
well as continue to beat the teams around the country." The only other tough com-
bpetition the swimmers have is the team from Arizona.
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SCORES
College Basketball
Michigan State 82, MICHIGAN 14
Purdue 69, Wisconsin 61
Indiana 67, Minnesota 54
Ohio State 71. Illinois 57
Iowa 60, Nprth western 58
Notre Dame 90, South Carolina 66
Syracuse 72. St. John's 71

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