The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 17, 1988, Page 17, Image 16

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    Nebraska to face physical Australians
By Jeff Ape!
Senior Reporter
A friend will turn into a temporary
enemy when the Nebraska men’s
basketball team faces the Victoria,
Australia All-Stars in an exhibition
contest tonight at the Bob Devaney
Sports Center Arena.
Tipoff is set for 7:35 p.m.
Nebraska men’s basketball coach
Danny Nee said he is concerned en
tering the contest because fans in the
land down under regard Australia
coach Lindsay Gaze in the same terms
as former DePaul coach Ray Meyer.
He said Gaze, who served as the
Comhuskers’ official escort during
their trip to Australia last summer, has
a good blend of local talent and for
mer American players on his roster.
“It will be a good test for us,” Nee
said. “After our trip down there last
spring, I know our players arc looking
forward to this game.”
Nebraska senior forward Pete
Manning said the Huskers’ Austra
lian trip gives them confidence enter
ing the contest.
Manning said Nebraska learned
during its trip that Australians play a
different style of basketball than
Americans. He said Australians
employ a more physical style and also
use an abundance of screens in hopes
of opening up the three-point shot.
Manning said he docs not think
Nebraska will have any type of ad
vantage even though American offi
cials probably will not allow the
Australians to employ their physical
game inside the paint. He said the
Huskers can’t attribute their 5-3 rec
ord on the Australian trip to European
officiating.
‘As a whole, our
starting five have
to play defense'
—Manning
Nebraska opened its Australian
trip by dropping 109-84 and 81-75
decisions to the Australian Nationals
before defeating the Gippsland Lak
ers 124-86.1 he Huskers then suffered
a 116-112 setback to the W. Mel
bourne Saints prior to defeating the
Nunawading Spectres 105-79. the
Altos Auckland 103-101, the Pon
soby All-Stars I 18-109 and the Ab
beys Ma/da Northlands 124-89.
None of the members on the Vic
toria, Australia squad, which is com
prised of players from the Melbourne
Tigers National League Club, played
against Nebraska during its trip.
“All the teams we played (in Aus
tralia) were physical, but we can't
Steinberg speech rescheduled for today
California aitomey Leigh Steinberg will discuss his sports agency
1 practice and issues in sports law today at the University of Ncbraska
Lincoln College of Law.
Steinberg is scheduled to appear at 11 a.m. in 110 Ross McCullum
Hall on UNL’s East Campus. The speech is open to the public and free
of charge.
Steinberg, who represents 27 first-round draft choices in various
sports, calls sports law the “hottest field going.” 11c said the profession
has grown from about 200 agents in 1970 to more than 15,000 agents
today.
The list of Steinberg clients includes Cory Snyder of major league
baseball's Cleveland Indians and National Football League quarter
backs Steve Young of the San Francisco 49ers, Warren Moon of the
Houston Oilers, Ken O’Brien of the New York Jets and Tony Eason of
the New England Patriots.
UPC to hold Final sports trivia contest today
The University of Ncbraska-Lincoln’s University Program Council
will hold a screening today for the Super Bowl of Sports Trivia contest.
UPC held its first screening Wednesday.
The screening today will beat 3:30 p.m. in the Harvest Room of the
Nebraska Union. Contestants will be asked 30 sports trivia questions
and three winners will be selected.
The winners will be receive an all-expense paid trip to Orlando, Fla.,
Jan. 3 through lOfor ESPN’s Super Bowl of Sports Trivia competition.
The three-member UNL team will compete against 32 college teams
from across the nation for a $10,000 prize.
To be eligible, contestants must be full-time UNL undergraduates.
Entry fee is $1.
UNL flag football teams should check schedules
The University of Ncbraska-Lincoln Office of Campus Recreation
has asked men’s intramural flag football team leaders to check the
revised playoff schedules daily. The Campus Rec Office is on 1740 V ine
Sl
blame a loss on getting a call or not
getting one,” Manning said. “By
playing them, we know what their
style of play is. We know what to
expect.”
Manning said Nebraska needs to
improve its defense in order to beat
the Australians. He said defense hurt
the Huskers during their 104-102,
overtime exhibition loss to the Ath
letes in Action last Thursday night in
Lincoln.
“We need to play team defense,”
Manning said. “As a whole our start
ing five have to play defense. If only
three of us arc playing defense, there
is no common chemistry.”
Manning said Nebraska’s top pri
ority entering the game is to win. He
said the Huskers need a victory in
order to establish some momentum
for their season-opening contest
against Creighton Nov. 26 at the
Sports Center.
Manning said Nebraska will be
aided by the addition of center Rich
King. King, a 7-f(X)t-2 sophomore
who made the Big Eight’s all-fresh
man team after averaging 4.7 points
and 2.9 rebounds per game last sea
son, sat out the game against the
Athletes in Action w hile pondering a
possible redshirt season.
“As you know any basketball team
has to have a big man in the middle,”
Manning said. “(King) and Richard
van Poelgcest are our big men.”
Oklahoma’s King
makes AP team
By The Associated Press
Scan Elliott of Arizona, Siaccy
King of Oklahoma and Danny Ferry
of Duke - three players who were
instrumental in their team’s Final
Four appearances last season - were
the lop vote-getters in The Associated
Press’ prescason All-America team
announced Wednesday.
Joining the three senior forwards
on the six-man team were sophomore
guard Mark Macon of Temple, senior
guard Sherman Douglas of Syracuse
and junior forward J.R. Reid of North
Carolina. Douglas and Reid tied for
the final spot in the voting of the 65
member panel that selects the weekly
Top Twenty.
The 6-foot-8 Elliott was the lop
vote-getter, having been named on 56
ballots, two more than King and three
more than Ferry.
Macori was named on 30 ballots,
while Douglas and Reid each ap
peared on 23.
King is the leading returning
scorer of the group, having averaged
22.3 points last season while grabbing
8.5 rebounds and blocking 2.6 shots
per game.
Elliott didn’t make the Olympic
team cither despite his being consid
ered a versatile player so necessary in
that situation. He, too, will be on a
team hurt by graduation as Elliott and
Anthony Cook are the only starters
returning from the Wildcat team that
held the No. 1 spot for six weeks last
season. Elliott averaged 19.6 points
and 5.8 rebounds last season while
shooting 57 percent from the field, 47
percent from 3-point range.
Huskers will take Oklahoma s place
at Orange Bowl, quarterback says
TAYLOR from Page 15
rado when Taylor has started at quar
terback.
He said a win against Oklahoma
would undoubtedly be the biggest of
his four-year career.
“It would mean a great deal to me
and to a lot of other seniors,” Taylor
said. “We want to go out with a win
and we have the talent to do that. We
want to 20 out, establish ourselves,
and get the job done.”
Taylor said his 0-2 record against
Oklahoma doesn’t necessarily indi
cate which team has the best talent.
“I’m 0-2 against them but I think
we’ve outplayed them several times,”
Taylor said. f‘It’s come down to key
plays and key penalties. That’s foot
ball and that happens.”
Taylor has completed 70 ot lJV
passes for 1,019 yards and 11 touch
downs this season. He said the Husk
ers must have success throwing the
ball if they arc to beat Oklahoma.
Taylor said he read the statistics
that show opponents are averaging a
52 percent completion ratio against
the Sooners.
“That indicates there’s some prob
lems in their secondary,’’ he said.
“They’re not as experienced as they
have been in the past."
Opponents have completed 152 of
295 passes against the Sooners this
season.
Taylor, who has rushed for 759
yards this season, said he must avoid
being too excited for this game.
“In my situation, I’ve never been
extremely fired up,” he said. “I’m a
low-keyed person. I’ve been dial way
my wnoic me.
Earlier in the week, Switzer called
Nebraska’s offense “The Steve Tay
lor Show.” But, Taylor said, he can’t
get too worked up about Switzer’s
comments.
“He said good things about me last
year,” Taylor said. “Like they say,
he’s a good recruiter. He could have
some motives (behind his com
ments). He might want me to relax.”
Relaxing is one thing Taylor won't
be doing until after Saturday’s game,
he said. And if the Huskers win, he
said, he won’t be intimidated by
Miami.
“I’ve never played Miami," Tay
lor said. “I think it would be a great
matchup. I don’t fear anyone at any
time. Thai’s football. We’re not
afraid to play Miami.’1:
Tonight 7:30 p.m. (CST)
Bob Devaney Sports Center
(14,478 capacity)
F 00 Warwick Giddy, 6 -6
10 Chris Remley, 6 -8
21 BradPineau, 6-10
12 Nigel Purchase, 6 -6
G 14 GaryGaspard, 6 -3
John Bruce/Daily Nebraskan
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