Tonight's Games

January 19, 1995

TOWSON STATE (6-6) at UMBC (5-9)

Site: UMBC Fieldhouse

Time: 7

Outlook: Towson State (1-3 in the Big South), the two-time defending conference champion, won its first league game of the season with an 80-73 victory Monday over Charleston Southern. Ralph Blalock, who is averaging 19.3 points, has made eight of his past 14 three-point attempts and has hit a league-leading 51 percent for the season. The Tigers are only shooting 44 percent but average 74.4 points, which tops the Big South. UMBC (2-2) has dropped two straight after winning four in a row. In a five-point loss to Coastal Carolina on Monday, Tony Thompson and Artie Walker scored career highs of 21 and 20 points, respectively. Marc Lay, the Retrievers' leading scorer at 14.3, had 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists -- the first triple double in school history. Towson State leads the series, 28-7.

BETHUNE-COOKMAN (4-9) at COPPIN STATE (5-8)

Site: Coppin Center

Time: 7:30

Radio: WOLB (1010 AM)

Outlook: Coppin State leads the series, 17-3, and has won 11 straight over Bethune-Cookman. The Eagles (2-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), who have won 23 straight at the Coppin Center, could equal their longest home streak with a victory. Coppin State senior Michael Thomas was named MEAC player of the week after averaging 14 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.7 blocks last week. Sidney Goodman leads the Eagles with 13.7 points and three assists per game. Bethune-Cookman (2-2) fell to North Carolina A&T, 89-77, on Monday. Lamont Parrish had 26 points, but the Wildcats made only 11 of 21 free throws.

FLORIDA A&M (4-10) at MORGAN STATE (2-12)

Site: Hill Field House

Time: 7:30

Radio: WEAA (88.9 FM)

Outlook: Morgan State (2-2 in the MEAC), the last Division I team to win a game this season, now has a two-game winning streak. The Bears had balanced scoring in an 85-57 win over Delaware State on Monday, with six players scoring between 10 and 13 points. Morgan State senior C Brandon Battle has scored 38 points in his last two games. The Bears also shot a season-high 54.1 percent from the field against Delaware State. Florida A&M (1-3) beat South Carolina State, 82-73, Monday, for its first victory in the MEAC.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (7-7) at MONMOUTH (6-7)

Site: Boylan Gymnasium, West Long Branch, N.J.

Time: 7:30

Radio: WQSI (820 AM)

Outlook: Mount St. Mary's (5-1 in the Northeast Conference) has won five of its past six, but has lost four of its past five on the road. Monmouth (4-1) has also won five of six. Chris McGuthrie (22.3 ppg) has scored more than 20 points in five of his past six games. Michael Watson has grabbed 43 rebounds over his past five games for the Mount. The Mountaineers lead the series, 11-9, and have won three in a row over Monmouth. The Hawks are only 3-2 at home this year. John Giraldo (21.5) and Jack Gordon (14.8) are the offensive threats for Monmouth.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE (9-5) at JOHNS HOPKINS (1-12)

Site: Newton H. White Jr. Arena

Time: 8

Outlook: Johns Hopkins has lost 10 straight, including eight by a double-digit margin. The Blue Jays have shot only 39.5 percent and have averaged 20 turnovers a game. However, they have won seven straight over Washington College. Scott Simmons (15.1) is Hopkins' only player averaging in double figures. Washington College defeated Dickinson, 74-67, Saturday. Ben Harris (19.9) leads the Shoremen in scoring.

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