Weekend Wrap

January 31, 1994

Maryland (12-4, 5-2)

This week: Wednesday at Virginia, 7 p.m.; Saturday vs. Georgia Tech, 1:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The 18th-ranked Terps dropped out of a first-place tie in the Atlantic Coast Conference with second-ranked Duke (15-1, 6-1) by losing to the Blue Devils, 75-62, in Durham, N.C., on Saturday. Maryland trailed by four at halftime, but missed its first nine shots after intermission and shot 23 percent in the second half. Freshman C Joe Smith, averaging 21.5 points and 10.8 rebounds, was held to nine rebounds and 11 points on 3-for-11 shooting from the field. The Terps have dropped 14 straight and 20 of their past 21 meetings to Duke. The loss ended Maryland's four-game winning streak in the ACC, and it was the Terps' first setback in three ACC road games.

Morgan State (3-14, 1-7)

This week: Today vs. Howard, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday at James Madison, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Bears lost for the seventh time in eight games, 82-77, to Maryland Eastern Shore (9-8, 5-3) on Saturday. Morgan State has lost six straight at home and is in last place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. F Gerald Jordan was a bright spot for the Bears on Saturday, scoring 27 points on 12-for-19 shooting from the field and pulling down 22 rebounds.

Mount St. Mary's (10-8, 7-4)

This week: Tomorrow at Central Connecticut, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday vs. Long Island, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday vs. St. Francis (N.Y.), 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Mount knocked Robert Morris (10-9, 8-3) out of first place in the Northeast Conference with a 70-69 victory on Saturday. Mount St. Mary's has won seven of eight and four straight, including victories over the top three teams in the conference. The Mount won on Saturday despite missing two starters -- second-leading scorer Michael Watson (sprained ankle) and F Jeff Balistrere (bruised calf). C Randy Edney, hampered by torn cartilage in his knee, played little. Junior G Sefton Robinson scored 20 in his first career start, equaling his point total for all of last season, when he made the squad as a walk-on. Robinson also held Robert Morris' leading scorer, Myron Walker, to nine points, 11 below his season average. The Mount also was sparked by senior reserve Doug John, who came off the bench for 12 points, one shy of his career high, in 14 minutes.

Navy (7-11, 2-4)

This week: Wednesday vs. Army, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at Lehigh, 3 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Midshipmen's two-game winning streak ended with an 84-72 loss to Fordham (7-10, 4-3) on Saturday. Navy shot 8-for-34 in the second half and 35.9 percent for the game. G Jim Hamilton, who scored a career-high 29 in an 83-81 win over Holy Cross on Wednesday, finished with nine points on 3-for-12 shooting from the field. Brad Cougher came off the bench to lead the Midshipmen with 15 points on 7-for-10 shooting. He also pulled down a team-high six rebounds. Scott Holden added 12 points for Navy.

Towson State (11-7, 6-2)

This week: Wednesday vs. UMBC, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday vs. Radford, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Tigers defeated UNC-Asheville (2-14, 0-8), 54-45, in a Big South game on Saturday. Towson State forced 23 turnovers, limited the Bulldogs (2-14, 0-8) to 38.8 percent shooting and held an opponent to its lowest output since Towson State went to Division I in 1979. the victory marked the first time coach Terry Truax, since he was 1-1 in his rookie season in 1983 at Towson State, has a .500 record (155-155). The victory also marked the Tigers' 14th consecutive win at home, a school record. Scooter Alexander scored 14 to lead Towson State.

UMBC (5-11, 4-4)

This week: Wednesday at Towson State, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday vs. Liberty, 7 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Retrievers, winners of four of their past six, won their fourth consecutive game at home, 78-75, over Winthrop (3-14, 2-7) in a Big South game on Saturday. Junior F Kevin Bellinger scored a career-high 26, including the game-clinching basket with 10 seconds remaining. Bellinger has scored 46 in his past two games. UMBC is still without G Skip Saunders, its leading scorer, who is sidelined with a knee injury.

UMES (9-8, 5-3)

This week: Saturday vs. South Carolina State, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Hawks raced to a 22-2 lead en route to an 82-77 victory over Morgan State in an MEAC contest on Saturday. UMES, which shot 67 percent in the first half, won both meetings with the Bears this season. Dale Harrison scored a team-high 26 and had three assists. The Hawks sealed the victory when sophomore G Aaron McKinney's breakaway dunk with 15 seconds left gave them an 82-74 advantage.

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