Area College Basketball Preview

February 21, 1991

MOUNT ST. MARY'S VS. ROBERT MORRIS * WHEN: Tonight, 7:30.

* WHERE: Knott Arena.

* RADIO: WQSI-AM 820.

* OUTLOOK: The Mountaineers are playing their first home game since Feb. 4. They are 8-17 overall, 6-8 in the Northeast Conference, but they have gotten a superb season from senior guard Alex Watson, who is averaging 12.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.3 blocks. Robert Morris is 11-4 in the NEC, 16-11 overall, and awaiting word regarding a lawsuit it filed against the NCAA, which has banned the Colonials from postseason play.

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

* WHERE: UMBC Fieldhouse.

* RADIO: WITH-AM 1230.

* OUTLOOK: The Retrievers are 3-21 and 2-8 in the East Coast Conference, but hold out hope of springing an upset or two in the postseason tournament next week. Drexel is one of the ECC's hottest teams: The Dragons (11-14, 6-4) have won seven of their last eight. Michael Thompson and Jonathan Raab have combined to average more than 34 points a game, while senior forward Derrick Reid continues to pace UMBC.

JOHNS HOPKINS VS. FRANKLIN & MARSHALL * WHEN: Tonight, 8.

* WHERE: Lancaster, Pa.

* OUTLOOK: This is a semifinal in the Middle Atlantic Conference Southern Division, with Dickinson traveling to Swarthmore in the other game. Junior guard Will Lasky is the leader for Franklin & Marshall, which is No. 2 in the NCAA Division III rankings with a 24-1 record. Hopkins (15-9) upset the Diplomats in the second round of the NCAAs last year, and lost to them in double overtime this year. Senior guard Andy Enfield is averaging 21.1 points.

OTHER GAMES TONIGHT Men Delaware State at UMES, 8

ESAC Tournament First Round at Shenandoah Frostburg State vs. Cabrini, 5

Salisbury State vs. Lincoln, 7

Allentown vs. Wesley, 9

Capital Athletic Conference Tournament York at St. Mary's, 7:30

Mary Washington at Marymount, 7:30

Women Delaware St. vs. UMES at Wicomico Civic Center, 5:30

Towson State at Delaware, 7

GAMES TOMORROW Men -- ESAC Tournament at Shenandoah Semifinals, 7 and 9

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