Today's Area Games

November 26, 1994


Site: Reitz Arena

Time: 2

Radio: WCAO (600 AM)

Outlook: Two new coaches go head-to-head in the season opener for both teams. Brian Ellerbe takes over at Loyola, which returns 10 players and three starters from the team that went to the NCAA tournament for the first time in the school's Division I history. Charlie Woollum takes over at William and Mary, which is coming off a 4-23 season. Senior forward B. J. Pendleton, the first 1,000-point, 500-rebound career player at Loyola in 20 years, leads the Greyhounds.


Site: Scope Arena, Norfolk, Va.

Time: 2

Radio: WITH (1230 AM)

Outlook: The Tigers have never beaten Old Dominion in six tries, and this marks the first time the two schools have met as Division I opponents. This is the youngest team Towson State coach Terry Truax has had in his 12 years there. Senior guard Scooter Alexander has been granted a redshirt request and will sit out this season. Sophomore guard Ralph Blalock leads the way. Old Dominion is coached by Jeff Capel, who left North Carolina A&T after leading the Aggies to the NCAA tournament in his first year.

NAVY (0-0) at AIR FORCE (0-0)

Site: Cadet Field House, Air Force Academy, Colo.

Time: 7:35

Radio: WNAV (1430 AM)

Outlook: The Midshipmen will begin trying to duplicate last year's amazing run, when they won the Patriot League and went to the NCAA tournament. They will look to guards Brian Walker (3.5 apg), T. J. Hall (13.7 ppg) and Jim Hamilton (76 three-pointers).


Site: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Okla.

Time: 8

Radio: WWIN (1400 AM)

Outlook: Coppin State, which has made a habit in recent years of scheduling tough, non-conference opponents, starts its roughest opening month ever against the Sooners, where Kelvin Sampson has taken over for Billy Tubbs as coach. Coppin State returns all five starters from last year's 22-8 team. Forward Stephen Stewart and guards Sidney Goodman and Keith Carmichael lead the Eagles.


Site: Rothman Center, Hackensack, N.J.

Time: 7:30

Outlook: Jeff Menday takes over at UMES, where Rob Chavez turned around a struggling program before leaving for Portland State. The Hawks went 16-12, and will look to senior guard Terrell Harris and senior forward Kenya Mobley -- the returning starters -- to keep them on the winning path.


MOUNT ST. MARY'S (0-0) at MARYLAND (0-1)

Time: 2 p.m.

Site: Cole Field House, College Park

Outlook: The season's second game might seem early for must-win status, but if the Terps have NCAA tournament aspirations, they need to beat the Mountaineers, who made the tournament last year for the first time in school history. This will be one of the few games this season in which Maryland will have an advantage inside, but Mount St. Mary's, which lost only one starter from last year, is solid around the perimeter.

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