Tonight's Games

January 24, 1994

Towson State (8-7, 3-2) at UNC-Greensboro (9-5, 5-1)

Site: Spectator Gymnasium, Greensboro, N.C.

Time: 7

Radio: WITH (1230 AM)

Outlook: The Tigers were routed by Campbell, 76-55, in a Big South Conference game on Saturday. The loss dropped Towson State to fifth place in the conference. Scooter Alexander leads Towson State in scoring (16.6 ppg). Ralph Blalock (15.4 ppg) scored a team-high 13 against Campbell. This is the teams' first meeting. UNC-Greensboro defeated UMBC, 69-68, on Saturday. The Spartans, who have won four straight, are led by sophomore G Scott Hartzell (13.0 ppg). UNC-Greensboro is tied for second in the conference along with Campbell.

Loyola (8-5, 2-2) at Niagara (3-12, 0-3)

Site: Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara University, N.Y.

Time: 7:30

Outlook: The Greyhounds are looking to rebound from Saturday's 87-72 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference loss to Canisius. Loyola, halfway through a four-game road trip, have gone 5-3 since the holiday break. The Greyhounds, in fifth place in the conference, are led by senior F Michael Reese (21.4 ppg, 9.5 ppg) and senior G Tracy Bergan (19.6 ppg). Bergan, the school's all-time assists leader, went over 1,000 career points on Saturday. F B. J. Pendleton is averaging 15.8 ppg and 7.6 rpg for Loyola. Niagara, coming off a 73-65 loss to St. Bonaventure on Saturday, leads the series, 6-2, and won both meetings last season. The Purple Eagles, a National Invitation Tournament team last season, has slumped this year and is in last place in the MAAC. Niagara is led by senior G David Bertram (14.2 ppg) and freshmen Chris Watson (10.9 ppg) and Carlos Bradberry (9.9 ppg).

UMBC (3-10, 2-3) at Campbell (10-4, 5-1)

Site: Carter Gym, Buies Creek, N.C.

Time: 7:30

Radio: WOLB (1010 AM)

Outlook: The Retrievers' two-game winning streak ended with a 69-68 loss to UNC-Greensboro in a Big South Conference game on Saturday. UMBC, in sixth place in the conference, was without its two leading scorers from last season: G Skip Saunders, who strained a knee ligament leaving his apartment on Tuesday and C Sonique Nixon, who is academically ineligible. Saunders is expected to be out two-to-four weeks. Campbell, coming off a 76-55 win over Towson State on Saturday, is led by senior F Joe Spinks (21.5 ppg).

Coppin State (10-7, 4-0) at Bethune-Cookman (3-12, 3-3)

Site: Moore Gymnasium, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Time: 8

Radio: WWIN (1400 AM)

Outlook: The Eagles were sluggish, but still defeated Florida A&M, 67-57, on Saturday. The victory was Coppin State's 23rd consecutive against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference competition. Coppin has won four straight and five of its past six. The Eagles offset poor shooting in the second half -- they made just three field goals -- by converting 27 of 37 free throws. Coppin is led by juniors Stephen Stewart (16.5 ppg), Keith Carmichael (15.8 ppg) and Sidney Goodman (15.2 ppg). The Eagles lead the series against Bethune-Cookman 15-4, including two victories last season. The Wildcats beat Morgan State, 88-85, on Saturday. Bethune-Cookman is led by senior F Samaar Logan (11.5 ppg) and junior F Lamont Parrish (8.4 ppg).

UMES (7-8, 3-30) at North Carolina A&T (3-9, 2-3)

Site: Corbett Sports Center, Greensboro, N.C.

Time: 8

Outlook: The Hawks, tied for fourth in the MEAC with Bethune-Cookman, are coming off a 75-61 conference loss to South Carolina State on Saturday. Kenya Mobley scored a team-high 14 to lead UMES. UMES' starting backcourt of senior Dale Harrison and junior Terrell Harris combine for 27 ppg. The Aggies are tied for sixth in the conference with Delaware State.

No. 6 North Carolina (14-1, 5-1) at Maryland women (8-7, 3-3)

Site: Cole Field House, College Park

Time: 7:30

Radio: WINX (1600 AM)

Outlook: Tonight is a virtual must-win for the Terps if they're to retain any hope of winning the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title. Maryland, which comes off a six-game road swing, has lost four of its past five and could drop below .500 in the ACC for the first time in seven years this late in the season. They lost to N.C. State, 57-56, on Saturday. The Tar Heels lead the nation in victory margin and have three of the league's most exciting one-on-one players in senior G Tonya Sampson (15.9), junior F Charlotte Smith (14.9) and freshman G Marion Jones (15.1), a record-breaking high school sprinter in California.

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