Tonight's games

January 17, 1996

Mount St. Mary's (6-5) at Monmouth (7-5)

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

Time: 7

Radio: WQSI (820 AM)

Outlook: The Mountaineers were held to their lowest point total in three years in Saturday's 60-50 loss at St. Francis (N.Y.). Senior G Chris McGuthrie (20.4 ppg) had 15 points for the Mount, which fell to 2-1 in the NEC. Senior G Riley Inge (16.2 ppg) had 14 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists and seven steals. It was the Mount's first loss to St. Francis in seven games. Mount leads the series with Monmouth, 12-10, and prevailed in the most recent game last February. Monmouth has been tough at home in this series, winning eight of 11. The Hawks are 4-0 in the NEC and have won four in a row overall since a 16-point loss at Duke. Among their wins is a 74-65 triumph over St. Francis.

Holy Cross (4-9) at Navy (7-7)

Site: Alumni Hall, Annapolis

Time: 7:30

Radio: WNAV (1430 AM)

Outlook: After an impressive road victory at Lafayette, the Midshipmen were riddled at William and Mary Monday night, 69-48, with the Tribe shooting 62 percent from the field. Junior point G Brian Walker played 113 consecutive minutes before sitting out the last seven minutes on Monday. Sophomore F Eddie Lucas was voted Patriot League Player of the Week. Navy is 2-0 in conference play. The Crusaders are 1-1, beating Lafayette but bowing to Colgate in their most recent test. Sophomore F Walter Brown leads Holy Cross in scoring (17.4) and rebounding (5.8).

Del. State (4-9) at Maryland (6-6)

Site: Cole Field House, College Park

Time: 8

Radio: WBAL (1090 AM)

Outlook: After three straight ACC losses, Maryland figures to take out its frustrations on Delaware State of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Exree Hipp returns to the starting lineup for the Terps, who need momentum for Saturday's ACC game at home against North Carolina State. Maryland will try to turn up the intensity with its trapping defense. Brian Parker leads the Hornets with 15.6 points and 9.6 rebounds a game. About 1,900 tickets are available.

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