Weekend Wrap

January 09, 1995

COPPIN STATE (3-8)

Tonight: At South Carolina State (3-8, 1-1 in the MEAC), 7:30, WOLB (1010 AM). Coming off its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-season loss in three years, Coppin State faces the Bulldogs, who who have lost four of their last six conference games at home. Derrick Patterson has scored 35 points in his past two games for S.C. State, which has had four straight winning seasons in the MEAC. Stephen Stewart leads Coppin State with 13.7 ppg.

This week: At UMES, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., WOLB (1010 AM); Delaware State, Saturday, Coppin Center, 7:30 p.m., WOLB (1010 AM).

Fast breaks: Coppin State, the two-time defending regular-season MEAC champion, had its 32-game conference winning streak stopped in a 61-59 loss at North Carolina A&T on Saturday. The Aggies built a 19-point lead in the first half and went into halftime leading 34-27. Coppin State got back in the game with improved shooting and Aggies foul trouble, taking a three-point lead with 4:44 left. The Aggies rebounded as John Floyd hit a three-pointer with 4:06 left to tie the score at 54. Phillip Allen's short jumper with 1:27 remaining gave the Aggies the lead for good. Coppin State's Keith Carmichael and Tariq Saunders each had 12 points.

LOYOLA (4-7)

This week: At Maine, tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.; At Niagara, Thursday, 7 p.m.; At Canisius, Saturday, 2:05 p.m.

Fast breaks: Patrick Evans scored a career-high 18 points to lead four Delaware players in double figures in an 86-70 win at Loyola on Saturday. Loyola has dropped six straight to Delaware, and has lost three straight for the first time this season. B. J. Pendleton (16.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg), who had a season-high 25 points, hit a three-pointer that got the Greyhounds to within five with 4:58 left in the first half. But in the second half, the Fighting Blue Hens built their largest lead of the game at 77-54 with 4:40 left. Delaware shot 62 percent from the floor and out-rebounded Loyola, 45-31. Matt Walker and David Credle each scored nine points for the Greyhounds, who have lost five in a row.

MARYLAND (11-3)

This week: At Florida State, tomorrow, 7 p.m., WBAL (1090 AM); Wake Forest, Saturday, Cole Field House, 2 p.m., WBAL (1090 AM).

Fast breaks: Maryland lost to North Carolina for the ninth time in ++ 10 meetings with a 100-90 loss at Chapel Hill, N.C. The Terps have a 1-3 record against ranked opponents. Limited to 20 minutes because of foul trouble, Maryland center Joe Smith still had 20 points and 10 rebounds. Johnny Rhodes led the Terps with 21 points.

UMES (6-6)

Tonight: At Bethune-Cookman (3-7, 1-0 in the MEAC), 8. Latroy Strong scored a career-high 29 points as Bethune-Cookman beat Delaware State, 89-84, on Saturday to end a six-game losing streak. The Wildcats won with a 23-2 run that erased a seven-point deficit. UMES defeated Florida A&M by five on Saturday and Delaware State by 24 on Tuesday.

This week: Coppin State, Thursday, Tawes Gymnasium, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: Aaron McKinney scored 26 points and UMES connected on five free throws in the final 18 seconds to defeat Florida A&M, 74-69. in a MEAC game Saturday. McKinney scored five of UMES' final seven points with one minute left in the game.

MORGAN STATE (0-10)

Tonight: At North Carolina A&T (2-5, 1-0 in the MEAC), 7:30, WEAA (88.9 FM). North Carolina A&T, last year's MEAC tournament champion, has won 11 of its past 14 conference games, including four straight. The Aggies' John Floyd had a game-high 15 points and six rebounds in a 61-59 upset of Coppin State on Saturday. North Carolina A&T had lost four straight before that win. Morgan State has lost 13 of its past 17 conference games.

This week: At UMBC, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. WEAA (88.9 FM); UMES, Saturday, Hill Field House, 7:30 p.m., WEAA (88.9 FM)

Fast breaks: South Carolina State used an 18-4 burst at the start of the second half to take a 15-point lead and beat Morgan State, 83-61, on Saturday. Brandon Battle led Morgan State, which overcame a 10-4 deficit with a 12-3 first-half run, with 14 points and Scott Deas added 12.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (5-6)

Tonight: At St. Francis (Pa.) (4-7), 7:30, WQSI (820 AM). St. Francis (4-7) dropped its fourth straight game, 74-63, to Rider on Saturday. Sophomore Terrence Martin had 17 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. The Red Flash fell behind 23-4 in the opening seven minutes. The Mount St. Mary's backcourt of Chris McGuthrie (20.8) and Riley Inge (13.2) provides most of the points. The Mountaineers lead the series, 20-13.

This week: St. Francis (N.Y.), Thursday, Knott Arena, 7:30 p.m., WQSI (820 AM); Long Island U., Saturday, Knott Arena, 7:30 p.m., WQSI (820 AM)

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