Weekend Wrap

January 02, 1995

COPPIN STATE (3-6)

This week: At Illinois of Chicago, Tuesday, 8 p.m, WOLB (1010 AM); At North Carolina A&T, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., WOLB (1010 AM).

Fast breaks: Coppin State won for the third time in four games with a 76-75 victory over Ball State in the Spartan Classic consolation game Friday. Sidney Goodman and Keith Carmichael each scored 18 to lead four Eagles in double figures. Ball State made four turnovers in the first two minutes, the Eagles took an 8-1 lead, then increased the margin to 30-18. After four lead changes, Coppin State took the lead for good at 56-55 on back-to-back three-pointers by Carmichael. The Cardinals never trailed by more than two points for the final two minutes, but turned the ball over on their last two possessions.

LOYOLA (4-4)

This week: At St. Joseph's (3-2), Alumni Field House, Philadelphia, today, 1:05 p.m., WCAO (600 AM); At Notre Dame, Thursday, 8 p.m.; Delaware, Saturday, Reitz Arena, 7:30 p.m., WCAO (600 AM).

Fast breaks: The Greyhounds, idle since Dec. 22 and with a 1-3 road record, play five of their next six away from home. The Greyhounds climbed back to .500 with an 81-68 victory over winless American on Dec. 22. B. J. Pendleton (18.3 ppg) made 10 of 13 shots for a career-high 27 points. St. Joseph's won its first three games, including a 60-57 upset of then-No. 22 Villanova on Dec. 18. At that point, the Hawks had the nation's best scoring defense (49.0) and were best in the country in rebounding margin (18.0). But after a nine-day layoff, St. Joseph's finished last at the Cowboy Shootout tournament, getting upset by Mississippi State (76-66) and Monmouth (71-62). Carlin Warley, a fifth-year senior and two-time defending Atlantic 10 rebounding champion, could cause problems for Loyola inside with his physical style.

MARYLAND (10-2)

This week: Georgia Tech, Wednesday, Cole Field House, 8 p.m., WBAL (1090 AM); At North Carolina, Saturday, 9 p.m., WBAL (1090 AM).

Fast breaks: Junior shooting guard Johnny Rhodes made two of the Terps' school-record 11 three-pointers in a 22-0 second-half run that lifted No. 9 Maryland past winless American, 98-77, Friday. Rhodes scored eight during that critical span, which followed a listless first half in which Maryland trailed by as many as seven. The 22-0 run put Maryland up 58-35, and the Eagles never got closer than 13 thereafter. Joe Smith had 20 points and 12 rebounds to help Maryland win its 39th consecutive nonconference home game. Rhodes had 17 points and 10 assists, which ties his career high. The Terps, whose previous record for three-pointers (10) was set against Clemson last season, now begin a stretch of 12 straight Atlantic Coast Conference games.

UMES (4-6)

This week: At Delaware State, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; At Florida A&M, Saturday, 8 p.m.

Fast breaks: After a quick start, UMES fell to N.C. State, 75-53, Saturday. Even without leading rebounder Kenya Mobley, UMES took an early 8-0 lead and shut down the Wolfpack, which didn't make a basket until 15:55 of the first half. Mobley was injured in practice Friday. The Wolfpack went on a 9-2 run to move within 10-9, and Marcus Wilson's layup with 10:30 left in the half gave them their first lead at 16-14. Aaron McKinney scored 15 and reserve Cryhton Langhorne added 11 for the Hawks. UMES has lost all five of its road games.

MORGAN STATE (0-9)

This week: At South Carolina State, Saturday, noon, WEAA (88.9 FM).

Fast breaks: The Bears remained winless with a 60-40 loss to Clemson on Thursday. Eight of their nine losses have come on the road. Clemson won by 20 despite shooting 33 percent and committing 20 turnovers. The Bears never capitalized on the Tigers' mistakes, turning the ball over 30 times -- 17 on steals. Morgan State cut Clemson's early 13-point lead to six, 29-23, by intermission. The Bears pulled within three on a three-pointer by Scott Deas before Clemson's Iker Iturbe completed a three-point play to make it 34-28. The Tigers then took off on a 22-4 run and led 56-34 with 4:09 left. Deas and Terrence Wright each contributed 11 points for Morgan State.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (2-6)

This week: Farleigh Dickinson, Tuesday, Knott Arena, 7:30 p.m., WQSI (820 AM); Marist, Thursday, Knott Arena, 7:30 p.m., WQSI (820 AM); At Robert Morris, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., WQSI (820 AM).

Fast breaks: Riley Inge, who led the team with 16 points, front-rimmed a desperation three-point attempt at the buzzer as the Mount faded late in a 68-65 loss to La Salle on Friday. Randy Edney's jumper with 5:28 to play gave the Mount a six-point lead, but La Salle came back to tie on Romaine Haywood's jumper with 2:30 to play. Neither team scored another field goal after that, with the Explorers' Kareem Townes (31 points, six three-pointers) making five free throws to two from Mount St. Mary's Chris McGuthrie. Jeff Balistrere scored 16 points for the Mount, which has lost four straight.

NAVY (5-4)

This week: William & Mary, Tuesday, Alumni Hall, 7:30 p.m., WNAV (1430 AM); At Bucknell, Saturday, 3 p.m., WNAV (1430 AM).

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