Area College Basketball Preview

February 14, 1991


* WHERE: Coppin Center.

* OUTLOOK: It's the final home game for seniors Larry Stewart, Reggie Isaac and Larry McCollum. Coppin State brings in a 12-game win streak and a 22-game streak at home. The Eagles are 16-8 overall and 12-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, where their only loss was a three-pointer at South Carolina State. The Bulldogs are 11-12 overall, 8-4 in the MEAC. Coppin State's players are healthy, but coach Ron "Fang" Mitchell yesterday underwent surgery to remove a benign tumor on his back, and isn't expected back until Feb. 20.

LOYOLA VS. NIAGARA * WHEN: Tonight, 7:30.

* WHERE: Niagara Falls Convention Center.

* OUTLOOK: The Greyhounds (12-11) have won six of their last seven to reach the middle of the pack in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with a 5-7 record. The stretch includes a two-point win last week over Niagara (6-16, 4-10 in the MAAC, one place behind Loyola). The Purple Eagles get 14.4 points and 10.5 rebounds from sophomore forward Brian Clifford. Loyola junior guard Kevin Green has 1,455 career points, and could come home from this road trip as the Greyhounds' No. 5 all-time leading scorer.

OTHER GAMES TONIGHT Men Western Maryland at St. Mary's, 7:30

Goucher at Gwynedd Mercy, 7:30

Virginia State at Bowie State, 7:30

Mount St. Mary's at Marist, 8

Women South Carolina State at Coppin State, 5:30

Virginia State at Bowie State, 5:30

Gallaudet at Goucher, 7

UMBC at Delaware, 7

Lebanon Valley at Western Maryland, 7

Clemson at Maryland, 7:30

GAMES TOMORROW Men Johns Hopkins at Washington, 7:30

Women Loyola at Canisius, 7

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