Today's Games

January 15, 1994

Siena (10-3, 1-1) at Loyola (7-3, 1-0)

Site: Reitz Arena

Time: 1 p.m.

Radio: WCAO (600 AM)

Outlook: The Greyhounds, off to their best start since 1980-81, will have G Tracy Bergan and F Michael Reese together in the lineup for the second time. Bergan (20.8 ppg, 5.6 apg) came off the bench early in his first game back from academic suspension, scoring 15 points in a 69-57 victory over UMBC on Wednesday. In five games, Reese (22.2 ppg, 9.0 rpg) has become Loyola's leading average scorer. Siena showcases G Doremus Bennerman (25.2 ppg), the leading candidate for MAAC Player of the Year. The Saints beat Richmond Monday, 88-57, and lost at Manhattan on Thursday, 79-67, to end a five-game winning streak.

Mount St. Mary's (5-7, 2-3) at Long Island U. (1-11, 0-4)

Site: Schwartz Athletic Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Time: 2 p.m.

Radio: WQSI (820 AM)

Outlook: The Mountaineers are looking to cap a 3-0 week in the Northeast Conference with a victory over young, hurting LIU. The Blackbirds have lost to injuries their top three players from a year ago, All-NEC F Joe Griffin, F Brian Gaffney and G Dave Adebanjo. They are relying on freshmen and have given up an average of 100 points in NEC competition. They have lost 11 in a row since a season-opening win over Maryland Eastern Shore in which Adebanjo had 39 points. Mount St. Mary's has beaten both St. Francis teams this week to climb out of the NEC basement.

Charleston Southern (3-7, 1-2) at UMBC (1-9, 0-2)

Site: UMBC Fieldhouse

Time: 3 p.m.

Radio: None

Outlook: The Retrievers have dropped nine straight since season-opening victory over Division III Washington College and are playing without the Big South's top rebounder, C Sonique Nixon (academics, out indefinitely). In the past four games, they have shot 40 percent or less from the field. Charleston Southern likes a run-and-gun game, as evidenced by its 89.5 ppg and 91.6 ppg allowed. Its marquee player is Clemson transfer Eric Burks (20.7 ppg).

Colgate (6-6, 1-0) at Navy (5-7, 0-1)

Site: Alumni Hall, Annapolis

Time: 3 p.m.

Radio: WNAV (1430 AM)

Outlook: Navy has lost two straight, falling to Lehigh in its Patriot League opener, 74-69, Wednesday night when a late rally fell short. In Colgate, the Midshipmen meet a team that beat them three times last season and has won two straight in overtime, 79-78 over Bucknell in double overtime and 92-77 over Cornell. The backcourt is the team's strong point, with Tucker Neale (24.8 ppg) leading the way. Navy will have its second-leading scorer, T. J. Hall, (11.5 ppg) back after he sat out the Lehigh game because of participation in two JV games.

Maryland (9-3, 2-1) at Wake Forest (11-3, 2-0)

Site: Lawrence Joel Coliseum, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Time: 4 p.m.

TV: None

Radio: WBAL (1090 AM)

Outlook: The Terrapins match up well with the Demon Deacons in size, but not experience. Wake Forest, which is coming off Thursday's 69-68 upset at second-ranked Duke, starts three seniors. G Randolph Childress (22.8 ppg) leads the ACC in scoring, and F Trelonie Owens (17.1 ppg, 7.1 rpg) is a tough inside player. The biggest surprise has been 6-foot-10 freshman C Tim Duncan (10.0 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 3.2 blocks), who would be getting some mention for ACC Rookie of the Year if not for Maryland's Joe Smith (22.3 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 3.9 blocks), who is second in the ACC in scoring and first in the country among freshmen in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots.

Coastal Carolina (7-4, 2-1) at Towson State (6-6, 1-1)

Site: Towson Center

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: WITH (1230 AM), WTMD (89.7 FM)

Outlook: Towson risks its record of never having lost a Big South Conference home game against the defending league champion and preseason favorite. The Tigers also have a 10-game home winning streak and are coming off a 66-61 victory at Liberty. G Scooter Alexander (17.2 ppg) and Ralph Blalock (14.2 ppg) head the offense, but C John James (9.1 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.8 blocks) is on the biggest roll lately. F Stevie Thomas did not play at Liberty because of a twisted knee but is expected to be available. The Chanticleers bring in four returning starters, including the 1-2 punch of G KeKe Hicks (21.6 ppg), the conference's top scorer, and F Mohammed Acha (19.5 ppg, 7.7 rpg).

Morgan State (2-9, 0-2) at UMES (7-5, 2-1)

Site: Tawes Gymnasium, Princess Anne

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: Morgan tries to break a two-game slide in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference against the improved Hawks, who had won four in a row before Thursday's loss at Howard. Morgan F Gerald Jordan (12.7 ppg) leads the MEAC with 10.2 rpg. UMES is the top defensive team in the league and features a deep and talented backcourt headed by Dale Harrison, Terrell Harris and Zack Allison.

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