Tonight's Games

January 25, 1995

No. 8 MARYLAND (14-3) at CLEMSON (10-4)

Site: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, S.C.

Time: 7:30

Radio: WBAL (1090 AM)

Outlook: The Terrapins will be looking for their fourth straight ACC win -- their third on the road this season -- to match last year's 5-1 start in the league. Though the Tigers have faltered since beating Duke three weeks ago, losing four straight in the league, their physical style under new coach Rick Barnes is a concern to Maryland, which sometimes has had its problems with teams that pack it in and force the Terps to shoot from the outside. Clemson has nobody to counter sophomore All-American Joe Smith (20.5 ppg, 10 rpg, 2.9 bpg), but it has done a reasonably good job against some of the ACC's other top big men. Without former St. Frances star Devin Gray, who was declared academically ineligible, Clemson has gone to what amounts to a three-guard lineup. The Tigers are the shortest team in the ACC, and one of the youngest. Freshman Greg

Buckner, a 6-4 swingman, has been the biggest surprise, leading the Tigers in scoring (12.0), rebounding (6.8) field-goal percentage (57.5) and steals (33 total), and is second in assists ,, (3.0). The Terps have won at Clemson only once since 1985, but if they execute as they have been, tonight should be no different than Sunday's win at N.C. State.

NAVY (9-7) at FORDHAM (5-10)

Site: Rose Hill Gymnasium, New York

Time: 7:30

Radio: WNAV (1430 AM)

Outlook:The Midshipmen are coming off an 80-74 win over Army on Saturday that was played before a Patriot League and Alumni Hall basketball record crowd of 6,370. Navy is paced by F Wes Cooper (13.3 ppg, 8.4 rpg). The Midshipmen are second in the league in scoring offense (77.2) and third in scoring defense (71.0). Fordham, which has won three straight, is led by F Ryan Hunter, who is averaging 12.2 points. The Rams lead the series, 18-9, with each team winning at home last season.

JOHNS HOPKINS (3-12) at WESTERN MARYLAND (6-10)

Site: Gill Center, Westminster

Time: 7:30

Outlook: Since losing 10 straight, Johns Hopkins has won two in a row. The Blue Jays have gotten a lift from freshman F Greg Roehrig, who was named Centennial Conference Player of the Week Monday after averaging 23.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in two games. For the season, Roehrig averages 16.2 ppg and is shooting 51.5 percent. The Green Terror is paced by sophomore F Daveiid St. Rose (Patapsco), who leads the team in scoring (17.0), rebounding (6.6) and field-goal percentage (54.8). Senior G Pat Young (Mount St. Joseph), who like Rose is nursing a

sprained ankle, is averaging 14.1 points for Western Maryland. Freshman F Steve Dziengeleski has averaged 11.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in three games since joining the Green Terror's starting lineup.

No. 12 VIRGINIA WOMEN (13-3) at MARYLAND (9-8)

Site: Cole Field House, College Park

Time: 7:30

Outlook:Maryland coach Chris Weller and Virginia coach Debbie Ryan each will be going for her 400th career victory. The series is tied at 20-20 and two of the past four games have been multiple overtime contests. The Cavaliers are tied for first in the Atlantic Coast Conference with North Carolina with a 6-0 record. Virginia has four players scoring in double figures, led by junior F Wendy Palmer (16.5 ppg, 10.1 rpg). The Terps are coming off an 88-67 loss to the Tar Heels on Sunday. The loss dropped Maryland to 1-5 in the ACC. Maryland is led in scoring by freshman F Stephanie Cross (10.2 ppg) and senior F Kesha Camper (10.1 ppg).

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