Today's Games

February 26, 1994

Maryland (15-8, 7-6) at Clemson (13-13, 4-9)

Site: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, S.C.

Time: Noon

TV: Chs. 2, 7, 25

Radio: WBAL (1090 AM)

Outlook: The Terrapins had a three-game winning streak broken Wednesday night at North Carolina State. The Tigers have lost five of their past six, the only victory coming at home last week against then second-ranked North Carolina. Clemson has two of the best frontcourt players in the league in junior C Sharone Wright (15.7 ppg, ACC-leading 11 rpg, 3 bpg) and junior F Devin Gray of Baltimore (12.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 56-percent shooting, second in the ACC), who has been coming off the bench recently. Joe Smith (19.6 ppg, 10.7 rpg, 3.3 bpg) held Wright to only six points in Maryland's 73-53 victory last month at Cole Field House. Wright also made nine of Clemson's season-high 29 turnovers.

Fordham (12-13, 9-4) at Navy (12-12, 7-5)

Site: Alumni Hall, Annapolis

Time: 3 p.m.

Radio: WNAV (1430 AM)

Outlook: The Midshipmen, who have not played in a week since beating Holy Cross, 99-91, in overtime, can pull into a three-way tie for second in the Patriot League with a win today. Navy has won five of its past six games to move into the upper half of the league. The Rams, meanwhile, lost at home Monday night to Loyola in a nonconference game that dropped them under .500, despite 22 points and 11 rebounds from F Sherwin Content. Fordham has won the past nine meetings in the series.

Coppin State (20-7, 14-0) at UMES (14-10, 9-5)

Site: Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury

Time: 4 p.m.

Radio: WWIN (1400 AM)

Outlook: The Eagles have the nation's longest current winning streak at 14 and have clinched the conference title. They need only to beat the Hawks and Delaware State next week to !B complete their second straight undefeated league season. The Hawks have fallen a game behind South Carolina State in the race for second in the MEAC, but can assure themselves of no worse than third with an upset of Coppin.

UMBC (8-17, 6-11) at Winthrop (3-22, 4-13)

Site: Winthrop Coliseum, Rock Hill, S.C.

Time: 7 p.m.

Radio: WOLB (1010 AM)

Outlook: The Retrievers snapped an eight-game losing streak Thursday with a 73-61 road win over UNC-Asheville, thanks to a career-high 20 points from C Pascal Fleury. With the absence of Coastal Carolina and North Carolina-Greensboro from the Big South tournament, UMBC can close the regular season in a tie for fifth with a win tonight and a Charleston Southern loss to North Carolina-Greensboro.

Towson State (19-8, 15-2) at UNC-Asheville (3-22, 1-16)

Site: Justice Center, Asheville, N.C.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: WITH (1230 AM)

Outlook: The Tigers, who have won five straight, clinched the Big South regular-season title and the top seed in next week's tournament with Thursday's 82-68 win over Winthrop. Senior F John James had a career-high 26 points in Thursday's win. The Bulldogs, who lost to UMBC Thursday, have lost 18 of their past 19.

Morgan State (4-19, 2-11) at South Carolina State (14-10, 10-4)

Site: Smith-Hamilton-Middleton Center, Orangeburg, S.C.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Outlook: The Bears, who have lost nine of their past 10 games, return to action after 12 days off. Morgan State needs to win its last three Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference games combined with two losses from Florida A&M to avoid the play-in game at the MEAC tournament. South Carolina State, meanwhile, has a one-game lead over UMES in the race for second.

Fairleigh Dickinson (13-12, 9-8) at Mount St. Mary's (13-12, 9-8)

Site: Knott Arena, Emmitsburg

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: WQSI (820 AM)

Outlook: Fairleigh-Dickinson dropped an 89-81 decision to Rider Tuesday night and is in a four-way tie for fifth in the Northeast Conference, a deadlock that also includes Mount St. Mary's. The Knights have won their past seven meetings with the Mount and the past three at Knott Arena. C Clive Anderson has averaged 10.5 points since moving into the starting lineup two games ago.

York (14-12) at Goucher (16-9)

Site: Sports and Recreation Center

Time: 7:30

Outlook: The championship of the Capital Athletic Conference is at stake between the two top seeds. For No. 1 Goucher, a possible at-large bid to the NCAA Division III tournament is also on the line. The two teams split during the regular season. Junior G David Clark (18.2 ppg) and freshman C Predrag Durkovic (14.7 ppg, 7.4 rpg) lead Goucher. York's big gun is C Dan Johnson (20.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg).

Johns Hopkins (20-5) at Franklin & Marshall (24-1)

Site: Mayser Center, Lancaster, Pa.

Time: 7:30

Outlook: Both teams probably will be invited to the Division III tournament regardless of the outcome, but the Centennial Conference title goes to the winner. They finished 1-2 in the Western Division of the league. The Blue Jays have a balanced attack headed by G Luke Busby (16.0 ppg), C Frank Grzywacz (15.3 ppg) and F Lou Sabad (13.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg). Franklin & Marshall depends heavily on C Charlie Detz (17.5 ppg, 8.2 rpg) and G Dave Janetta (16.0 ppg), the conference player of the year.

Wake Forest (6-18, 2-13) at Maryland women (13-11, 7-7)

Site: Cole Field House, College Park

Time: 7:30

Radio: WINX (1600 AM)

Outlook: The Terps have lost three straight, but can clinch at least a .500 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference and a probable berth in the NCAA tournament with a win. The Demon Deacons, who have been besieged with injuries this season, have clinched a slot in the ACC tournament play-in game next Friday.

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