Tonight's Games

December 10, 1993

MORGAN STATE (0-3) at GEORGETOWN (3-2) Site: USAir Arena, Landover

Time: 7


Radio: WWDC (1260 AM)

Outlook: The struggling Bears are coming off a blowout defeat against Maryland, and Georgetown figures to have its way with them tonight. The Hoyas are holding opponents to 65 points per game and 40 percent shooting. Morgan State will have a difficult time stopping 6-foot-10 C Othella Harrington (12.4 points, 8.4 rebounds) inside, not to mention 6-6 F Robert Churchwell (10.8, 6.0). Point G Joey Brown is off to a fine start, averaging 11.8 points and 7.1 assists. And shooting G George Butler is averaging 17.6 points on 53 percent shooting, both team highs. The Bears lack quickness and depth. Point G Chico Langston is averaging 15.7 points and 4.3 assists, but he'll likely find the going rough against the Hoyas' pressure. F Gerald Jordan is averaging 12 points and 10.3 rebounds, tops in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

UMBC (1-2) vs. CALIFORNIA (2-2) Site: Otis Spunkmeyer Tournament, Oakland (Calif.) Coliseum

Time: 11:30

DOutlook: The Retrievers, making their first trip to California, draw the 25th-ranked Bears, which means they first must deal with point G Jason Kidd, one of the nation's best at his position. He is averaging 20.0 points, 9.0 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 3.3 steals. Kidd has done a fine job distributing the ball to F Lamond Murray (23.3 points) and G/F Monty Buckley (8.8). The Bears could be vulnerable inside, where junior F Al Grigsby is trying to regain his form after a hyperextended knee sidelined him the first two games. UMBC's 6-8 C Sonique Nixon (15.0 points, 12.0 rebounds) could benefit from that. Senior G Skip Saunders is averaging 13.7 points, and G Eric Wyatt probably will replace Spencer Ferguson (11.0 points), who sprained an ankle in last week's loss to Robert Morris and is questionable for the tournament.


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