100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

December 11, 1998 - Image 13

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1998-12-11

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

The Michigan Daily - Friday, December 11, 1998 - 13

taff Picks, Bowl week style
- all picks made against the spread. And
that's a lot tougher than it looks.
Game (HOME TEAM IN CAPS)
Las Vegas Bowl: North Carolina (no line) vs. San Diego State
Motor City Bowl: Louisville (-3.5) vs. Marshall
Aloha Bowl: Oregon (-4.5) vs. Colorado
Oahu Bowl: Air Force (-3) vs. Washington
Insight.com Bowl: Missouri (-3.5) vs. West Virginia
Music City Bowl: Virginia Tech (-4) vs. Alabama
Sunshine Classic: Miami (-7.5) vs. North Carolina State
Alamo Bowl: Kansas State (-11) vs. Purdue
Humanitarian Bowl: Southern Miss (-15.5) vs. Idaho
Holiday Bowl: Nebraska (-4) vs. Arizona
Iberty Bowl: Tulane (-6) vs. Brigham Young
Sun Bowl: Southern Cal (-16) vs. Texas Christian
Peach Bowl: Georgia (even) vs. Virginia
Independence Bowl: Texas Tech (no line) vs. Mississippi
Outback Bowl: Penn State (-6.5) vs. Kentucky
Gator Bowl: Georgia Tech (no line) vs. Notre Dame
Citrus Bowl: Michigan (-3.5) vs. Arkansas
Cotton Bowl: Texas (-6.5) vs. Mississippi State
Rose Bowl: UCLA (-9) vs. Wisconsin
ugar Bowl: Ohio State (-12) vs. Texas A&M
Orange Bowl: Florida (-7.5) vs. Syracuse
Fiesta Bowl: Florida State (-4) vs. Tennessee
Best Bet
Last time - two weeks ago (best bet)
Overall (best bet)

SHARAT
RAJU
North Carolina
Marshall
Oregon
Washington
Missouri
Virginia Tech
North Carolina State
Kansas State
Idaho
Arizona
Tulane
Texas Christian
Georgia
Texas Tech
Kentucky
Notre Dame
Michigan
Mississippi State
UCLA
Ohio State
Florida
Tennessee
UCLA
7-4-1 (0-1)
73-56-4 (7-4)

JIM
ROSE

North Carolina
Marshall
Oregon
Washington
Missouri
Virginia Tech
Miami
Kansas State
Southern Miss
Arizona
Brigham Young
Southern Cal
Georgia
Texas Tech'
Kentucky
Notre Dame
Arkansas
Texas
UCLA
Texas A&M
Syracuse
Tennessee
Oregon
4-7-1 (tie)
55-74-4 (3-6-2)

MARK
SNYDER
North Carolina
Marshall
Oregon
Air Force
Missouri
Virginia Tech
Miami
Kansas State
Southern Miss
Arizona
Tulane
Southern Cal
Georgia
Texas Tech
Kentucky
Notre Dame
Michigan
Texas
UCLA
Ohio State
Florida
Florida State
Miami
7-4-1 (1-0)
62-67-4 (6-5)

Where in the world is the
Guest Selector?
You've followed it all fall - from the season-opening Notre
Dame shocker to the infamous Paper Bag Episode - and now,
in the final Staff Picks competition of the season ... it's your
turn. You've made countless jokes at the expense of our hap-
less pickers (and with good reason). Now, though, it's time to
back up the talk. Send us your picks. E-mail them to
daily.football@umich.edu.
The best respondents will get their
names in the paper and win a free copy
of the The Michigan Daily's very own
book, "We're No. 1," chronicling last sea-
son's national championship. Hey, if
nothing else, it makes good reading after FOOTBALL
another four-loss season.
yTHE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JTS
Advanced Judaic studies at your fingertips...
E a
www.jsa.edu/academcps
-1--f
Find out about the largest and most comprehensive
program of advanced Judaic studies in North America.
Competitive funding availble for MA and PhD degrees.
3080 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
Tel: (212) 678-8022
Fax: (212) 678-8947
Email: gradschool@jtsa.edu
The Jewish Theological Seminary

THE MATCHUPS
Robbie Reid vs. William Avery
Reid has been consstent from long range Advantage:
lately, hitting eight threes in Michigan's duke
last three games. Avery hit eight threes in
one game earlier this week, setting ai
school record.
....---------------------------------------
Louis Bullock vs. Trajan Langdon
Two very identical and talented players. Advantage:
Both are deadly from 3-point range and Michigan
from the free throw line. Bullock gets the
nod because he does it without help.K
------------------------------------------------
Brandon Smith vs. Chris Carrawell
Smith has shown promise but has been Advantage:
largely absent against quality opponents. Duke
Don't expect that to change in a hostile
environment. Carrawell is a solid role-
player. U_ _
-----------------------------------------------
Josh Asselin vs. Shane Battier
Asselins has struggled lately. Battier is Advantage:
Duke's best defender, and can also be Duke
called upon to score against slower oppo-
nents. Paging Mr. Battier ...i
Peter Vignier vs. Elton Brand
This one could be trouble. Advantage:
But come on. Anyone vs. Elton Brand Duke
could be in trouble.
PREDICTION:
DUKE 84, MICHIGAN 69

BATTIER
Continued from Page 51
the Blue Devils have every reason to
believe that they can administer some
fairly embarrassing payback tomor-
row.
Still, Battier - who played AAU
basketball with current Wolverines
Josh Asselin and Leon Jones in high
school - isn't taking anything for
granted against this year's depleted
Michigan team.
"One thing I've learned about
Michigan is that it doesn't matter who
they have, they're going to come out
and strap 'em up every game."
Despite suffering a last-second loss
to Cincinnati in the Great Alaska
Shootout, Duke has rolled over foes
this season, as in Wednesday's 116-86
thumping of Florida.
And Battier - the best player to
come out of Detroit Country Day since
former Michigan star Chris Webber-
has played a big part in Duke's suc-
cess. ThedBlue Devils already have a
host of scorers, so the versatile for-
ward often ends up doing things that
don't show up in the next day's box
score.
"My role is like silly putty - it's
ever-changing," Battier said. "Some
games it calls for me to score a lot of
points, sometimes my role entails me
to be a passer."
With so much Duke talent to pass
to, it's no wonder that Battier takes
pride in making the great players
around him even greater. Such as fel-
low post player Elton Brand, widely
regarded as the best big man in the
country.

"The rest of the big guys just try to
complement Elton," Battier said. "We
just try to play a game that allows him
to do his thing."
But despite Brand's impressive
numbers, there is one category in
which Battier clearly leads his fellow
sophomore - floor burns.
While Brand and guard Trajan
Langdon may score the bulk of the
Blue Devils' points this season, Battier
takes more charges than both of them.
For him it's just as big as a crucial 3-
pointer.
"Whenever I take a charge, I get up
and look at the degenerated look on
my opponent's face, and it picks me
up," Battier said. "It's not something
that shows up on the stat sheet, but it's
instrumental to winning ballgames."
"Christmas at
the Chapel
Sunday,
December 13,.
10:30 am
University
Lutheran Cb .
1511 Washtenaw,
near Hill
Pastor Ed Krauss, 663-5560

r

F

;

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan