Tonight's games

February 03, 1992

Towson State (7-11) at Loyola (7-11)

Site: Reitz Arena, 7:30

Radio: WCAO (600 AM), WITH (1230 AM)

Outlook: These local rivals are on mini-streaks, with Towson having won three straight by a combined 106 points and Loyola having won two straight at home against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference teams. They have met 44 times, and the Greyhounds hold a 26-18 edge after a split last season. The Tigers beat Loyola in the 1990 Beltway Classic final, 62-60, and lost at the Towson Center, 85-84, on Tracy Bergan's last-second shot. Freshman Terrance Alexander had a career-high 26 points for Towson in Saturday's 96-56 romp over Brooklyn, but Terrance Jacobs continues to lead the team with 21.8 ppg and 8.1 rpg. The Greyhounds shot a season-best 56 percent in beating St. Peter's, 73-63, Saturday. They are using freshman David Credle in the pivot and veterans Kevin Anderson and George Sereikas off the bench. Kevin Green (20.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg) and Michael Reese (18.6 ppg, 7.3 rpg) are the big guns.

UMBC (5-13) at Navy (4-14)

Site: Halsey Field House, Annapolis, 7:30

Radio: WERQ (1010 AM), WNAV (1430 AM)

Outlook: UMBC coach Earl Hawkins has started six lineups in the past six games, and tonight could be the seventh. A lot will hinge on the availability of point G Dana Harris, who missed Saturday's 93-59 defeat at Penn State with continuing hip and knee problems. The Nittany Lions and foul trouble shut down C Sony Nixon and G Skip Saunders, the heart of the UMBC offense. They combined for three points. Still, UMBC has won three of its past five. Navy is on a six-game losing streak after an 81-75 loss at Fordham on Saturday. The Midshipmen are using four freshmen extensively and still do not have a healthy C Nick Marusich, who has been bothered by a shoulder injury.

Morgan State (2-17, 2-6) at Coppin State (12-7, 6-3)

Site: Coppin Center, 7:30

Outlook: Both teams are coming off defeats to Howard, but Morgan has been idle a week after its 78-63 loss Jan. 27. The Eagles were beaten, 69-64, by the Bison in Washington on Saturday night and fell into a three-way tie for third place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Howard has swept the series to hand Coppin its only two losses in the past nine games. But C Coleman Scott had his top game of the season with 13 points and six rebounds for Coppin. The Bears have dropped four in a row overall and are starting five players who had no Division I experience before this season. Obadiah Johnson (11.8 ppg) leads the offense. Coppin won the earlier meeting at Morgan State, 96-82, while making 41 free throws.

North Carolina A&T (11-6, 6-3) at UMES (3-16, 2-6)

Site: Tawes Gymnasium, Princess Anne, 8

Outlook: The surprising Hawks are on a roll with three straight victories since Jan. 25, including two in the MEAC. The latest was Saturday's 78-75 upset of South Carolina State in which Marlin Kimbrew (21 points), Cedric Jenkins (19) and Michael Harris (16) led the way. North Carolina A&T dropped into a tie for third in the league by losing at Delaware State, 77-71, despite four players in double figures.

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