Tonight's Games

December 22, 1993

Mount St. Mary's (3-2) at Florida State (4-1)

Site: Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, Fla.

Time: 7

Radio: WQSI (820 AM)

Outlook: The Mountaineers continue their tough road trip agains another Atlantic Coast Conference power after losing to No. 14 Georgia Tech, 79-62, Monday night. First-half scoring problems (an average of 26 points) and a decline in three-point efficiency (19 percent) have hurt Mount St. Mary's. G Chris McGuthrie (20.6 ppg) has led the scoring in all five games. Point G Riley Inge suffered cramps that forced him out of the lineup Monday, but he is expected to play. Florida State is coming off a 90-67 victory over Morgan State that featured Chuck Graham's 24 points in his second game back after regaining eligibility. The young Seminoles, who lost three starters, will be without sophomore F Derrick Carroll, who dislocated a shoulder in the first half of the Morgan game. G Bobby Sura (22.0 ppg, 10.6 rpg) has had a sensational start, and Graham (13.5 ppg) is the team's second-leading scorer. This is the first meeting between these schools.

Gettysburg (4-3) at Navy (2-4)

Site: Alumni Hall, Annapolis

Time: 7:30

Radio: WNAV (1430 AM)

Outlook: The Midshipmen return from an 11-day break for exams with atonement in mind against the only Division III school they meet this season. They were stunned by the Bullets, 78-76, in overtime at home last season. Navy is trying to end a four-game losing streak after opening with two victories. T. J. Hall (15.0 ppg), Wes Cooper (12.0 ppg, 6.7 rpg) and Jim Hamilton (11.0 ppg) have been leading the scoring. Gettysburg has four players in double figures, 6-7 C Mark Borden (17.5 ppg), F Sean Barrett (16.1 ppg), F John Brooks (14.1 ppg) and G Kevin Pearson (10.1 ppg).

Coppin State (5-4) at Oklahoma (4-1)

Site: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Okla.

Time: 8:30

Outlook: The Eagles have been making a specialty of heartbreaking defeats to top teams, bowing to Missouri, 64-63, Sunday after leading by as many as 15 points. They have lost to Washington State, Virginia and Missouri by a combined five points. Missouri scored the final 10 and beat Coppin badly on the backboards, 42-23. F Stephen Stewart (18.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg), G Keith Carmichael (15.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg) and G Sidney Goodman (14.2 ppg, 4.5 apg) are Coppin's offensive catalysts. Oklahoma is playing host to Coppin for the third time in recent seasons, winning the previous two games, 98-79 and 97-70. The Sooners average 93 points, and their victories include an 88-85 decision over Maryland. C Jeff Webster (21.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg) and F Ryan Minor (17.8 ppg, 7.4 rpg) are a terrific 1-2 punch in the frontcourt. Pete Lewis may start at point guard tonight in place of JuCo transfer John Ontjes.


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