Tonight's games

January 23, 1996

Hofstra (6-7) at Towson State (9-5)

Site: Towson Center

Time: 7:30

Radio: WTMD (89.7 FM)

Outlook: Senior Ralph Blalock's 27 points and seven rebounds led Towson State past Hartford on Saturday, 88-73. It was the Tigers' fourth win in a row and improved their NAC record to 5-1. Blalock leads Towson at 19.0 ppg. Junior G Michael Keyes has become more of an offensive presence of late. He had a season-high 17 points against Hartford, and the Tigers shot 52 percent from the field. The teams haven't met since 1992, when Towson prevailed, 69-61, in the East Coast Conference championship game. Hofstra (3-4 NAC) is led by junior G Lawrence Thomas (16.6 ppg) and sophomore swingman Seth Meyers (13.5 ppg, ,5.9 rpg).

Loyola (5-9) at St. Peter's (10-4)

Site: Center, Jersey City, N.J.

Time: 7:30

Outlook: Loyola followed up Thursday night's disappointing loss to Iona with an impressive 71-65 win over Niagara on Sunday. Senior G Mike Powell (18.5 ppg) was the catalyst with 24 points, five assists and four steals. The Greyhounds are 2-2 in the MAAC and winners of four of their past six games. St. Peter's is 1-2 in the MAAC and coming off Friday's 68-64 win over Canisius. The Peacocks are led by preseason all-MAAC F Luis Arrosa (14.7 ppg., 6.9 rpg.) and G Randy Holmes (14.1 ppg). St. Peter's opponents are shooting 39 percent from the field.

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