Dec. 28, 1996

Despite Injuries, MSU Advances in Olds Spartan Classic

Despite inconsistent play throughout the game and nagging injuries, MSU advanced to the championship game of the Olds Spartan Classic with a 83-64 win over Kent State University. Ray Weathers led the way with 18 points, Jon Garavaglia followed with 15 and Antonio Smith added 11.

NCAA BB  SPARTAN CLASSIC
         FINAL               1ST 2ND     TOTAL
         KENT                 30  34        64
         MICHIGAN ST          42  41        83    FINAL
 HIGH SCORERS:  KENT - BROOK BRIGHT 20, ART ROBERTSON 11, SCOTT
                EFFERTZ 8
                MICHIGAN ST - RAY WEATHERS 18, JON GARAVAGLIA
                15, ANTONIO SMITH 11
 HIGH REBOUND:  KENT - ED NORVELL 7, BROOK BRIGHT 5
                MICHIGAN ST - ANTONIO SMITH 9, TWO PLAYERS WITH 4
 HIGH ASSISTS:  KENT - ED NORVELL 6, FOUR PLAYERS WITH 2
                MICHIGAN ST - MATEEN CLEAVES 7, ANTONIO SMITH 4
          ATT:  13,501
                                                                        
KENT (64)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Robertson       30   5-8   1-2   1-3  2  2   11
Bosse           17   3-6   0-0   1-2  0  4    7
Whorton         15   2-4   0-0   1-3  2  2    4
Effertz         28   3-5   0-0   0-0  2  5    8
Norvell         34   0-7   4-8   1-7  6  2    4
Thompson         6   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Glenn           19   1-5   2-4   1-2  2  3    4
Moore            9   1-2   2-2   0-0  0  0    4
Vaughn          10   1-1   0-2   1-1  0  1    2
Bakken           8   0-1   0-0   1-4  0  0    0
Bright          24  9-13   2-2   2-5  0  4   20
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TOTALS         200 25-52 11-20  9-27 14 23   64
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Percentages: FG-.481, FT-.550. 
3-Point Goals: 3-13, .231 (Robertson 0-1, Bosse 1-4, Effertz 2-2, Norvell 0-3, Glenn 0-2,
Moore 0-1).
Team rebounds: 2. 
Blocked shots: 2 (Bright 2).
Turnovers: 25 (Norvell 7, Whorton 5, Effertz 3, Bosse 2, Bright 2, Glenn 2, Vaughn 2).
Steals: 10 (Effertz 4, Glenn 3, Norvell, Robertson, Whorton).
MICHIGAN ST (83)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Smith           27   5-7   1-2   4-9  4  0   11
Peterson        16   3-8   1-3   2-3  1  3    7
Garavaglia      25   5-9   4-5   2-4  1  2   15
Weathers        24   6-8   3-4   0-3  2  1   18
Cleaves         24   3-6   2-2   0-0  7  1    8
Kelly           17   2-3   3-6   0-1  3  2    7
Mull            16   1-5   2-2   0-2  0  3    5
Thomas          11   0-0   0-0   0-3  0  0    0
Webber           2   0-1   0-0   0-0  0  1    0
Polonowski      14   3-5   0-0   2-4  0  1    6
Granger          3   0-1   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Klein           10   1-1   0-0   0-0  1  0    3
Wiley           11   1-1   1-2   1-1  0  5    3
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TOTALS         200 30-55 17-26 11-30 19 19   83
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Percentages: FG-.545, FT-.654. 
3-Point Goals: 6-14, .429 (Peterson 0-1, Garavaglia 1-2, Weathers 3-5, Cleaves 0-1, Mull
1-4, Klein 1-1).
Team rebounds: None. 
Blocked shots: 2 (Wiley 2).
Turnovers: 22 (Cleaves 6, Garavaglia 5, Smith 3, Kelly 2, Mull 2, Klein, Polonowski,
Thomas, Wiley). 
Steals: 8 (Polonowski 2, Smith 2, Cleaves, Kelly, Mull, Peterson).
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Kent               30   34  -   64
Michigan St        42   41  -   83
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Technical fouls: None.  
A: 13,501. Officials: Sam Lichlighter, Tom Clark, Michael Sanzere.