Today's Games

March 01, 1995

No. 6 MARYLAND (22-5) at DUKE (12-15)

Site: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, N.C.

Time: 7 p.m.

TV/Radio: ESPN/WBAL (1090 AM)

Outlook: With a win, the No. 6 Terrapins can clinch at least a tie for the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title. But Maryland hasn't won at Duke in seven years, and barely beat the Blue Devils at home. The Blue Devils held sophomore Joe Smith (20.1, 10.2, 2.9) to a career-low six points, but Smith blocked Erik Meek's last-second jumper to preserve a 74-72 win. Duke had problems matching up with sophomore Keith Booth (11.6 ppg, 6.9 rpg), who had a career-high 22 points and nine rebounds. Junior F Exree Hipp (13.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg) had his best all-around game, with 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block. Maryland will have to do a better job on senior F Cherokee Parks (19.6 ppg, 9.1 rpg), who had 19 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, and freshman G Trajan Langdon (10.5 ppg), who had 20 points, 18 in the second half.

LONG ISLAND U. (11-16) at MOUNT ST. MARY'S (14-12) NEC TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS

Site: Knott Arena, Emmitsburg

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: WQSI (820 AM)

Outlook: The second-seeded Mountaineers proved they could win close games down the stretch, beating Monmouth, top seed Rider and Marist, three teams ahead of them at the time. The No. 7 Blackbirds advanced with an 87-80 first-round triumph over Robert Morris. Mount St. Mary's lost only one league game at home (an upset by Wagner) and split with LIU during the regular season. First-team All-NEC guard Chris McGuthrie (20.6 ppg) had 50 points in the two meetings. Sefton Robinson's return from a broken hand makes the Mount deeper in the backcourt, and Mike Brown will start instead of Randy Edney in the frontcourt for more speed and quickness against LIU's helter-skelter style. The Mount has a 2-3 NEC tourney record and has never advanced beyond the semifinals.

UMES (4-22) at MORGAN STATE WOMEN (4-20) MEAC TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND

Site: Hill Field House

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Outlook: The winner of this play-in game will meet top-seeded Florida A&M in the quarterfinals tomorrow. The Bears are led by Tanya Williams (10.9 ppg) and Kaira Warfield (10.3 ppg). Two of Morgan's four victories were over UMES.

COPPIN STATE (13-13) vs. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (11-15) MEAC TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS

Site: Hill Field House, Morgan State

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Outlook:The Eagles are led by senior C Rene Doctor, the nation's second-leading rebounder (13.9), who also averages a team-high 16 points. Natasha Parks is the only other Eagle averaging in double figures in points (12.0). Coppin swept South Carolina State in two meetings this season. The Eagles have won three of their past four after a four-game losing streak.

URSINUS (21-4) at JOHNS HOPKINS WOMEN (20-6) DIVISION III TOURNAMENT ATLANTIC REGION FIRST ROUND

Site: Newton H. White Arena

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Outlook:The Blue Jays, ranked 19th in the nation, lost to Centennial Conference rival Ursinus twice this season, including 78-70 in the conference championship game on Saturday. It is the first tournament appearance for both teams. The Blue Jays are led by Amy Dodrill (14.8 ppg), Angie Arnold (14.2 ppg), Karen Hoffman (13.2 ppg) and Julie Anderson (11.1 ppg, 9.0 apg).

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