Today's games

January 06, 1996

Towson State (5-4) at Maine (5-4)

Site: Alfond Sports Arena, Orono, Maine

Time: 1

Radio: WTMD (89.7 FM)

Outlook: Maine leads the series, 3-1, but the schools haven't met since 1981, when the Black Bears won, 72-66. Towson's only win over Maine was by three points in 1979, the Tigers' first year in Division I. Towson is coming off Thursday's 79-68 victory at New Hampshire in its first NAC game. Derrick Earl scored a career-high 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Junior C Matt Dellinger isn't expected to play for personal reasons.

Winthrop (1-9) at UMBC (1-9)

Site: UMBC Fieldhouse

Time: 7:30

Radio: WWLG (1360 AM)

Outlook: This is UMBC's first game since the death of sophomore guard Matt Skalsky on Monday, and its Big South opener. The starting time was changed from 3 p.m. to accommodate those attending Skalsky's funeral in East Lansing, Mich. What frame of mind will the team be in for tonight's game? UMBC will be trying to end a seven-game losing streak.

North Carolina A&T (2-6) at Coppin State (3-7)

Site: Coppin Center

Time: 7:30

Radio: WOLB (1010 AM)

Outlook: The Eagles have lost five straight and are happy to return home, where they are 3-0 this season and haven't been beaten in the last 33 games. They begin a three-game homestand after not playing at the Coppin Center since Dec. 18. This is the MEAC opener for Coppin, which leads the series, 13-10. Juniors Terquin Mott (18.8 ppg) and Reggie Welch (25.8 ppg) pace Coppin's offense.

Navy (5-5) at Davidson (7-3)

Site: Belk Arena, Davidson, N.C.

Time: 7:30

Radio: WNAV (1430 AM)

Outlook: Navy turned in its best performance of the season Thursday night, snapping Rice's five-game winning streak with a 64-56 victory. It also ended the Midshipmen's three-game losing streak. Junior guard Brian Walker (13 points, seven assists) and freshman forward Seth Schuknecht (11 points, eight rebounds) sparked the upset. Davidson is 5-1 at home and boasts victories over Central Florida and Mississippi.

Long Island University (3-5) at Mount St. Mary's (4-4)

Site: Knott Arena, Emmitsburg

Time: 7:30

Radio: WQSI (820 AM)

Outlook: Mount St. Mary's has lost two straight since upsetting Georgia Tech. This looks like a breather compared with its recent schedule, which included games at Minnesota and Tulane. Senior G Riley Inge had a career-high 34 points against the Green Wave, but Chris McGuthrie scored eight and is in a mini-slump. This is the NEC opener for the Mount.

Florida A&M (5-5) at UMES (6-5)

Site: Tawes Gymnasium, Princess Anne

Time: 7:30

Radio: WTGM (960 AM)

Outlook: The Fighting Hawks ended a two-game losing streak by defeating Delaware State on Wednesday, 72-66, in their MEAC opener. Aaron McKinney scored 15 points and John Woods had 13.

No. 16 North Carolina (10-2, 1-0) at Maryland (6-4, 0-1)

Site: Cole Field House, College Park

Time: 8

TV/Radio: ESPN/WBAL (1090 AM)

Outlook: The availability of Carolina point guard Jeff McInnis (deep thigh bruise) will be determined after this morning's shootaround. Three-point ace Dante Calabria (14.8 ppg) played point in Thursday's rout of N.C. State. The Tar Heels use three freshmen (Antawn Jamison, Ademola Okulaja and Vince Carter) in their first seven. The senior-dominated Terps are coming off a 98-84 loss at Georgia Tech.

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