Today's Games

March 03, 1995

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (16-10) vs. TOWSON STATE (12-14)

BIG SOUTH TOURNAMENT

FIRST ROUND

Site: The Vines Center, Lynchburg, Va.

Time: 6 p.m.

Radio: WITH (1230 AM)

Outlook: Seventh seed Towson State is trying to avoid its first losing season in seven years. Junior G Ralph Blalock, who fractured his thumb against Charleston Southern in a three-point loss on Feb. 13, tops Towson State in scoring (17.6). Second seed Charleston Southern had won nine straight before losing to UNC-Greensboro by 18 in its regular-season finale.

MARIST (16-10) at MOUNT ST. MARY'S (15-12)

NEC TOURNAMENT SEMIFINAL

Site: Knott Arena, Emmitsburg

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Radio: WQSI (820 AM)

Outlook: The Mountaineers, seeded second, hope to carry over the momentum of a 68-67 quarterfinal victory over Long Island in they won with two seconds left on a Michael Watson layup. Marist, seeded third, advanced with an easier 91-75 triumph over Wagner at home. Mount St. Mary's swept the season series against the Red Foxes. Marist features All-NEC C Alan Tomidy, the league's top shot-blocker and No. 2 rebounder.

UMBC (13-13) vs. LIBERTY (11-15)

BIG SOUTH TOURNAMENT

FIRST ROUND

Site: The Vines Center, Lynchburg, Va.

Time: 8 p.m.

Outlook: Third seed UMBC has won four of five. Leading scorer Tony Thompson (12.7) scored 30 points in his last two games. Thompson and three teammates averaged double-figure scoring in league games. Sixth seed and tournament host Liberty has lost four of its past five home games.

NAVY WOMEN (15-11) vs. LAFAYETTE (3-23)

PATRIOT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT

FIRST ROUND

Site: West Point, N.Y.

Time: 3 p.m.

Outlook: Navy comes into the game playing well and carrying plenty of awards from yesterday's league banquet. In his first season, Joe Sanchez was named Coach of the Year for engineering the Mids' turnaround. Last year they were 10-18 overall, 5-9 in the league. This year they finished third in the league (10-4). Sophomore F Adi Schneck (16.3 ppg) made the All-Patriot League first team, and Becky Dowling (13.7 ppg, 9.4 rpg) was the unanimous pick for Rookie of the Year.Lafayette, which went 3-11 in the league, lost to Loyola, 78-29, last week.

LOYOLA WOMEN (17-8) vs. SIENA (15-10)

MAAC TOURNAMENT

QUARTERFINAL

Site: Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, N.Y.

Time: 3:15 p.m.

Outlook: Loyola, the defending champion and fourth seed, revolves around senior F Patty Stoffey, who leads the conference in scoring (23.9) and is second in rebounding (9.8). The Saints, seeded fifth, are led by senior G/F Kim Colunio (21.4), the MAAC's second-leading scorer. Loyola won Saturday at Siena in double overtime.

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