Tonight's games

January 22, 1996

UMBC (2-14) at UNC-Greensboro (9-4)

Site: Fleming Gymnasium, Greensboro, N.C.

Time: 7

Radio: WWLG (1360 AM)

Outlook: UMBC was dealt another tough loss Saturday night when North Carolina-Asheville built a 12-point halftime lead and held off the Retrievers, 76-73. Senior G Tony Thompson's 30 points weren't enough to keep UMBC from suffering its 12th loss in 13 games and dropping to 0-5 in the Big South Conference. Senior F Tony Bellinger and freshman G Alhamisi Simms each had 14 points, and Bellinger grabbed 13 rebounds. UMBC out-rebounded the Bulldogs, 40-23. The Retrievers trail the series with UNC-Greensboro, 3-1. The teams split two games last season. UNC-Greensboro is coming off Saturday night's 82-60 rout of Winthrop, its fourth win in a row. The Spartans are 3-0 in the Big South, 5-0 at home and have four players averaging around 11.0 points.

St. Francis, Pa. (5-8) at Mount St. Mary's (7-6)

Site: Knott Arena, Emmitsburg

Time: 7:30

Radio: WQSI (820 AM)

Outlook: The Mountaineers' backcourt of seniors Chris McGuthrie and Riley Inge keyed Saturday night's 84-76 win over Robert Morris. McGuthrie, the NEC's leading scorer, had 28 points, and Inge added 23 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. The Mount is 3-2 in the conference. St. Francis (Pa.) was beaten by Rider on Saturday, 88-70, and is 3-3 in the NEC. The Red Flash is led by senior swingman Rob Wooster (Annapolis), who averages around 15.0 points. Two of its losses came against Michigan and Georgetown. These teams split two games last season. Mount leads the series, 18-14.

Morgan State (3-11) at Bethune-Cookman (5-9)

Site: Moore Gymnasium, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Time: 7:30

Outlook: After a horrendous start, Morgan State is heating up. The Bears have won two in a row, including Saturday night's 57-54 victory over Florida A&M. Junior G Scott Deas led Morgan with 14 points. Senior G Paul Grant added 13 and junior F Dwayne Holmes had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Morgan, which trailed by 10 in the first half, improved to 2-1 in the MEAC. Bethune-Cookman is 1-4 in the conference after Saturday night's 65-53 victory over Howard. Junior F Roseki Jackson is the Wildcats' leading scorer at 9.1 ppg. The Wildcats are shooting only 38 percent from the field; their opponents average 49

percent. The series is tied, 11-11.

Coppin State (7-7) at Florida A&M (6-10)

Site: Gaither Center, Tallahassee Fla.

Time: 8

Outlook: Coppin State coach Fang Mitchell is two wins shy of 400, including eight seasons at Gloucester County (N.J.) College. He's 171-108 at Coppin. The Eagles are coming off Thursday's 71-55 rout at Bethune-Cookman. F Terquin Mott again led them in scoring with 22 points, and Reggie Welch added 19 points and five assists. Coppin leads the series 13-6 and has won seven in a row. The Rattlers' last win over the Eagles came in February 1992. Coppin won the two games last season by a combined margin of 46 points. Florida A&M lost to Morgan State on Saturday, 57-54, despite 18 points and 13 rebounds from C Jerome James.

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