Area College Basketball Preview

January 23, 1991

NAVY AT JAMES MADISON * WHEN: Tonight, 7.

* WHERE: Halsey Field House.

* RADIO: WNAV-AM 1430.

* OUTLOOK: Lefty Driesell brings his James Madison club to Annapolis with a four-game winning streak. The Dukes (9-6, 4-0 in the Colonial Athletic Association) have won four straight, while Navy (5-11, 1-4) has dropped four in a row. James Madison is 0-4 against Navy under Driesell. The Dukes' Barry Brown (Cardinal Gibbons) is shooting 57 percent from the field and is second on the team in blocks (21). Senior Steve Hood, an ex-Terp, leads the Dukes in scoring (19.6) and is second in the CAA to Navy's Erik Harris (20.5). Harris also paces the CAA in assists (6.4) and steals (3.06). The Middies are first in the CAA in scoring with 86.4 points a game, but last in defense at 90.3.

&TOWSON STATE VS. DREXEL * WHEN: Tonight, 7.

* WHERE: Drexel's Physical Education Center.

* OUTLOOK: The Tigers (8-6, 4-0 in the East Coast Conference) are off to their best start ever in the league. Towson has won three straight, Drexel two. Devin Boyd, a Tiger senior guard, is the No. 3 scorer in the ECC at 20.0, and he has averaged 24.6 points during Towson's surge in the last five games. Drexel (4-12, 1-2) is led by Michael Thompson (16.8 ppg) and Clarence Armstrong (5.1 apg). Freshman Mike Wisler was named ECC Rookie of the Week after averaging 22.5 points and five rebounds last week.

DELAWARE VS. UMBC * WHEN: Tonight, 7:35.

* WHERE: UMBC Fieldhouse.

* RADIO: WITH-AM 1230.

* OUTLOOK: UMBC (1-15, 0-3 in the ECC) has lost 14 straight. The Retrievers have shot below 40 percent from the floor in six of their last eight games. Freshman Stanley Wright has averaged 16.4 points in the last five games. Guard Dana Harris is maintaining an assists-to-turnovers ratio of 2-1. Delaware (6-8, 2-1) piled up the highest point total in school history in its 113-84 triumph over Central Connecticut State last week. Spencer Dunkley has grabbed 10 or more rebounds in the last four games and leads the ECC with 10.4.

`OTHER GAMES TONIGHT Men

Salisbury State at Lincoln, 8

Western Maryland at Dickinson, 8

Bowie State at Columbia Union, 7:30

Women

Shepherd at Notre Dame, 7

Delaware at UMBC, 5:15

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GAMES TOMORROW Men

Marymount at St. Mary's, 6

Goucher at Capitol, 7

Morgan State at Coppin State, 7:30

Swarthmore at Washington, 7:30

N.C. Central at Bowie State, 7:30

Mount St. Mary's at Robert Morris, 7:30

Howard at UMES, 8

Franklin & Marshall at Johns Hopkins, 8

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