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Staff Picks
-tall picks made against the
spread.
* Guest selectors have been
rotaing throughout the season.
GLst week's guest selector was
O'riversity Provost Nancy Cantor.
Game (HOME TEAM IN CAPS)
OHIO STATE (-10) vs. Michigan
MICHIGAN STATE (-22) vs. Illinois
PURDUE (-17) vs. Indiana
TENNESSEE (-11.5) vs. Kentucky
Kansas State (-13.5) vs. MISSOURI
WISCONSIN (even) vs. Penn State
MINNESOTA (-7) vs. Iowa
FLORIDA STATE (-2.5) vs. Florida
UCLA (-6.5) vs. Southern Cal
Nofthwestern (-16) vs. HAWAII
NOTRE DAME (-3) vs. Louisiana State
TULANE (-15.5) vs. Houston
Best Bet
Last Week (best bet)
Overall (best bet)

SHARAT
RAJU

JIM
ROSE

MARK
SNYDER

Michigan
Illinois
Indiana
Tennessee
Missouri
Wisconsin
Iowa
Florida State
UCLA
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Tulane
Missouri
7-4-1 (0-1)
66-52-3 (6-4)

Michigan
Michigan State
Indiana
Kentucky
Missouri
Wisconsin
Iowa
Florida
UCLA
Hawai'l
Notre Dame
Houston
Notre Dame
741. (tie)
51-67-3 (3-6-1)

Michigan
Michigan State
Purdue
Kentucky
Kansas State
Wisconsin
Iowa
Florida State
UCLA
Northwestern
Notre Dame
Tulane
Wisconsin
3-&1 (tie)
54-64-3 (5-4-1)

Guest Selector
Denver QB Bran Grese
Michigan
Michigan State
Indiana
Tennessee
Kansas State
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Florida
UCLA
Hawaii
Louisiana State
Tulane
Michigan
65-1 (1-0)*
59-60-3 (4-4)*

M' captains to play
With nations best

By Jason Ezeott
DI)ay Sports Wr ner
Apparently, a No. 9 national rank-
ing wasn't good enough to get the
Michigan field hockey team into the
NCAA's 1 2-team tournament.
At least the Wolverines can take
consolation that its senior co-cap-
tains, Amy Philbrook and Loveita
Wilkinson, were selected to represent
Michigan against the nation's best in
the Division I North/South Field
Hockey All-Star Game, tomorrow, as
part of field hockey's Final Four
weekend.
"It's a great honor for them to rep-
resent Michigan," Michigan coach
Marcia Pankratz said. "They were
great leaders for us this year, and they'
put their heart and soul into every-
thing this season."
With the exception of those who
will be playing in the Final Four,
Michigan's captains will be partici-
pating with the nation's top field
hoc key seniors. Needless to say, the
level of competition will be extreme-
ly high.
Pankratz said that experts from the

cast coast, where field hockey's tradi-
tional "powerhouses" reside, may be
biased against the accomplishments
of her team and her players. But she,
doesn't buy it.
"I think Loveita and Amy can pla
with anybody in the country
Pankratz said.
Philbrook and Wilkinson's creden-
tials back up their coach's statement
- both were named first-team
regional All-Americans and both
have legitimate shots at making the
national All-America team.
Wilkinson, who is from New
Castle, Del., is looking forward to
making the trip back toward horne ty
play one more field hockey game.
"I'm glad I'm going back home.
It's going to be a good break for me,"
Wilkinson said. "I'm more interested
in the team. I'd much rather have
gone to the NCAAs. I just hope I can
show som'e people that wc belonged."
Pankratz is proud of the job her
captains did this year.
"They always came to play and
always played harder than everyone,"
Pankratz said. "They will be missed."

I

Women tread Penn State waters

DAILY SPORTS.
WE GOT
GRIESE.

t Jon Zemke
aily Sports Writer
It's a common belief that some-
times an immediate sacrifice is nec-
essary for success in the long run.
This has been the philosophy of the
Michigan Women's swimming team
this season.
Michigan coach Jim Richardson
planned to train his swimmers and
divers in preparation for the upcom-
ing winter season and not worry
*out the less important fall season
'7al meets.
So when the Wolverines travel to
State College to take on Penn State
tomorrow at 4 p.m., Michigan might
not compete at full strength.
The Nittany Lions face their third
Big Ten opponent of the season as
the .Wolverines try to stay undefeat-
ed. .
But the Nittany Lions are also
defeated in the Big Ten after an
easy victory over Michigan State,
149-93, in their home and season
opener.
Coming off a loss to upstart
Villanova (173.5-126.5), Penn State
watched its 31-meet winning streak
against non-conference opponents,
which stretched as far back as 1993,
deep-six.
The loss was the first for Penn
te in the series after 10 consecu-
e yictories over the Wildcats.
The Nittany Lions were without
twiif their top swimmers. Penn
StaZ.; senior co-captian Arriana
Adds and sophomore Katie
An.rson were representing the
Nithiy Lions at the Big Ten All-Star
nedtin Chicago.
Adams anchored the Big Ten 800-
?ANS
Continued from Page 10A
rotkthard enough," Vignier said of a
gare that saw him set career records in
4Int6t every offensive category. "It all
startWi with easy shots right under the
m .
In a see-saw battle that saw no team
lead by more than five points in the first
half./ignier ignited a number of crucial
c iigan runs, including the one that
W lie team ahead for good.
With the Wolverines trailing 36-32
early in the second half, Vignier nailed a
.3-foter -long range for the 6-foot-10
junior - to tie the game. After a three-
point play by Bullock, Vignier tipped in
misses by Leon Jones on two straight
trps: down the floor, scoring eight of
Michigan's I1 unanswered points.
Michigan led, 43-36, the largest advan-
&e by either team to that point.
"Pete just competed tonight," Ellerbe
said. "He made up his mind and said
,'1m going to play as hard as I can for as
long as I can."'
Detroit (55)
MIN M-A M-A 0-T A F PTS
ferguson 31 2-4 8-10 0-0 1 2 13
Ale ander 37 2-8 2-3 3-9 1 4 6
Graft. 16 2-3 00 02 0 3 4
Phillips 37 3-12 0-0 1-3 4 3 9
Jackson 39 6-13 2-4 3-7 4 1 16
whye 22 1-6 1-2 1-2 0 2 3
Van Dyke 5 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 1 2
ay 13. 00 2-2 0-1 0 2 2
als 200 21-50 25-3410-29 9 18 75
%: .365 FT%: .643. 3-point F: 8-18, .444
euson 3-4, Phillips 3-7, Jackson 2-6 whye 0-
.) ocks: 2 (Craft, Gray). Steals: 2 (Jackson,
Whye). Turnovers: 13 Philips 5, Jackson 4,
Alexander, Ferguson, ray, Whye) Technioul ouls:
none.
MIchIgmn (62)
Asselin 35 2-45 12
Smin 27 6-9 1-1 2414
Vignier 32 5-8 1-2 7-14 0 2 11
Reid 40 412 1-2 1- 4 0 11
.ullock 26 39 $301 3 4 10
ones 17 14 2-2402 0 3 4
1liver 10 01 0 1.1 2 1 0
oung 13 0-1 00 1-3 0 3 0
.Ytsl 200 2148 16-2013-3812 1 62
P0%: ..438 FT%: ..800 3-point s: 4-14 .286 (Reid
27.smith 1-3, Bullock 1-4). ocks: 7 ( Asselin 3,
Vignier 3, Smith). Steals: 4 (Bullock, Reid, Smith,
Vignier). 'TurnoVers: 17 (A sselin 4, Smith 4, Reid 3,
Vignier 3, Bullock, Jones, Young) Teohnlcai Fouls:
none.

Detroit., ................28 37 - 55
Michigan.............30 32 -62

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Shannon Shakespeare and the Michigan women's swimming team splashes with
Penn State this weekend In State College.

meter freestyle relay team that took
second place with a time of 8:34.73.
Michigan senior Jen Eberwien was
also a member of the relay team.
Adams took fifth place in the 400
free (4:32.17) and 13th in the 100
free (1:00.22). Eberwien took sixth
place and sophomore Jen Crisman
took 11 th as both swimmers finished
under a minute in the 100 free.
In the 800 free Anderson took fifth
with a time of 9:08.36, which was
second among all Big Ten competi-
tors. She also swam a 2:11.54 in the
200 free, earning her sixth place
overall. Michigan freshman Kerriane
Kalbko finnished the race in seventh
place behind Anderson with a time
of 2:11.83.
Penn State is also adjusting to new
head coach Bill Dorenkott, who
replaced legendary Bob Krimmel
last June. Dorenkott, an assistant for
three years in Penn State's men's
Vignier and Asselin, who combined
for 23 points and 19 rebounds, picked the
right game to shake out the cobwebs that
had affected them in the previous losses.
When Bullock picked up his third foul
and sat out the final eight minutes of the
first half, Michigan was forced to rely on
their size advantage over the Titans.
And that they did, as Vignier, Asselin
and Chris Young harassed the Detroit
post players - who average 6-7 -
blocking seven shots and altering many
others.
"I knew it would be a battle in the
backcourt," Detroit coach Perry Watson
said of the team's relative standoff on the
perimeter. "The difference was that their
post players played better than ours
tonight."
Despite Michigan's interior domi-
nance, the Titans clawed their way back
from Michigan's run, cutting the lead to
53-49 with 3:23 remaining.
But Bullock fought out of a double
team to find an open Brandon Smith,
who nailed a 15-footer as the shot clock
expired, ending Detroit's comeback bid.

swimming program, was instrumen-
tal in that team's rise to prominence
in the Big Ten.
One person who has not had any
problems adjusting to Dorenkott is
junior diver Jamie Jaax.
She is undefeated in the one and
three-meter diving events this year.
Jaax returned to the lineup this sea-
son after recovering from double
shoulder reconstruction surgery last
year.
Also a big worry for the
Wolverines will be Penn State junior
Kelli Kane, who took first in the 100
backstroke against Villanova, and
freshman Lindsay Fraschilla, who
won the 100 breaststroke.
The Nittany Lions hope by defeat-
ing Michigan, the defending Big Ten
champs, they'll return to their win-
ning ways. But Penn State has yet to
defeat the Wolverines in the past four
years.

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