Weekend Wrap

January 24, 1994

COPPIN STATE (10-7, 4-0)

This week: Tonight at Bethune-Cookman, 8 p.m.; Thursday at Morgan State, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at Delaware State, 1:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: Coppin State tied a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference record with its 23rd straight league win, 67-57, over Florida A&M (3-11, 1-4) on Saturday. The Eagles won despite shooting a season-low 26.9 percent from the field, including 13 percent in the second half. Coppin made just three field goals in the second half -- all by reserve G Marcus Robinson -- and missed 14 consecutive shots during one stretch from late in the first half into the second half. The Eagles won the game at the line, making 32 of 43 free-throw attempts. They were 27-for-37 from the line in the second half. Coppin's previous high for free throws in a game was 35 against Maryland-Eastern Shore on Jan. 17.

LOYOLA (8-5, 2-2)

This week: Tonight at Niagara, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday at Fairfield, 8 p.m.; Sunday vs. William & Mary, 1 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Greyhounds lost to Canisius (9-5, 3-2), 87-72, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game on Saturday. Senior G Tracy Bergan led Loyola with 23 points and became the 24th player in the school's history to score 1,000 career points. Bergan, who became the Greyhounds' all-time assists leader last week, scored his 1,000th point on a layup with 11:39 to go in the second half. Senior F Michael Reese added 21 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

MARYLAND (11-3, 4-1)

This week: Wednesday vs. Clemson, 8 p.m.; Saturday at Duke, noon

Fast breaks: Playing its first game in eight years as a ranked team, No. 25 Maryland routed North Carolina State (5-10, 1-4), 102-70, in an Atlantic Coast Conference game on Saturday. The Terps shot 54 percent from the field and scored 100 points in an ACC game for the first time in three years. The margin of victory was the largest in an ACC game by a Maryland team in 20 years. Freshman C Joe Smith, who has scored in double figures in every game this season, made 10 of 15 shots, had 13 rebounds, four blocks and five steals. It was his eighth double-double of the season. Sophomore F Exree Hipp had 17 points -- including 13 in the second half -- and five assists. Sophomore point G Duane Simpkins scored in double figures for the seventh straight game, finishing with 16 points, three assists and no turnovers. Sophomore F Mario Lucas came off the bench for 16 points and seven rebounds. Maryland, off to its best start in the ACC in 10 years, beat the Wolfpack for the fifth straight time.

MORGAN STATE (3-12, 3-3)

This week: Thursday vs. Coppin State, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday vs. UMES, 8 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Golden Bears remained in last place in the MEAC after an 88-85 loss to Bethune-Cookman (3-12, 3-3) on Saturday. Jaime Grant hit four free throws in the closing moments to seal the victory for Bethune-Cookman, which was 24-for-37 from the line. Gerald Jordan scored 25 points and Chris McCarthy added 20 for Morgan State.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (8-8, 5-4)

This week: Thursday at St. Francis (Pa.), 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at Robert Morris, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Mountaineers defeated Rider (10-7, 6-3), 79-65, in a Northeast Conference game on Saturday. Since its six-game losing streak ended, the Mount has won five of six. The Mount's win ended Rider's four-game winning streak. Three of the Mount's conference losses have been by a total of four points. Sophomore G Chris McGuthrie scored a game-high 30 on 9-for-17 shooting from the field. McGuthrie, who made five of seven attempts from three-point range, scored 20 in the second half. Rider, which entered the game as the conference's hottest-shooting team, was held to 38.6 percent shooting from the floor. The Broncs were 7-for-30 from the field in the first half.

NAVY (6-10, 1-3)

This week: Wednesday vs. Holy Cross, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at Fordham, 3 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Midshipmen ended a nine-game Patriot League losing streak by beating Bucknell, 75-68, on Saturday. T. J. Hall scored a career-high 23. Navy held Bucknell without a field goal for the final eight minutes. Navy shot 53 percent (30-for-57) from the field, and the Bison shot just 33 percent (21-for-64). The Midshipmen held All-Patriot League G Chris Simpson to nine points, the first time in 34 games that he failed to reach double figures.

TOWSON STATE (8-7, 3-2)

This week: Tonight at UNC-Greensboro, 7 p.m.; Thursday vs. Winthrop, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday vs. UNC-Asheville, 2 p.m.

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