Tonight's games

February 05, 1996

Wagner (7-11) at Mount St. Mary's (12-6)

Site: Knott Arena, Emmitsburg

Time: 7:30

Radio: WQSI (820 AM)

Outlook: The Mountaineers (8-2 in NEC) have won six in a row, including Saturday night's 99-77 rout of Long Island. Senior G Riley Inge, who came in averaging around 16 ppg, had 27 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and five steals. Three other players scored in double figures, as the Mount extended its best winning streak in nine years. Jim Phelan is one victory away from becoming only the sixth coach to reach 750. Senior G Chris McGuthrie is doubtful for tonight's game because of a bruised hip. Wagner (4-6 in NEC) is coming off Saturday's 100-70 rout of St. Francis (N.Y.). Junior G Warren Anderson had 22 points. Mount St. Mary's defeated Wagner last week, 73-70, but trails the series, 8-6. Sophomore Frantz Pierre-Louis had 37 points and 12 rebounds for the Seahawks, and the Mount's Silas Cheung had 22 points off the bench.

UMBC (3-16) at Liberty (10-9)

Site: Vines Center, Lynchburg, Va.

Time: 7:30

Radio: WWLG (1360 AM)

Outlook: UMBC has lost four of its last five, including last Monday's 73-63 defeat to Radford. Saturday's game against North Carolina-Greensboro was postponed, so the Retrievers (1-7 in the Big South Conference) have been off for a week. Senior G Tony Thompson averages 16.6 ppg. Junior Ron Lucien has started the last three games at point guard. Junior Eric Hayes had arthroscopic surgery on his knee Jan. 18 and is day-to-day. UMBC trails the series, 13-3, including last month's 79-63 loss, when Liberty's Larry Jackson (14.2 ppg) had 22 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Liberty (4-4 in Big South) is coming off Saturday's 53-50 win over Radford that broke a three-game losing streak.

Morgan State (4-15) at Howard (3-15)

Site: Burr Gymnasium, Washington, D.C.

Time: 8

Radio: WEAA (88.9 FM)

Outlook: Morgan State fell to 3-5 in the MEAC with Saturday's 91-68 loss to Coppin State, its third consecutive defeat. Four players scored in double figures for the Bears, including junior Dwayne Holmes with 16 points and senior Paul Grant (10.8 ppg) with 14. Freshman Rasheed Sparks has 46 points in the last three games. Morgan defeated Howard on Jan. 25, 73-64, behind 18 points from junior Scott Deas, but the Bison have won their next three. Howard received 27 points from Eric Dedmon in Friday night's 81-69 victory over Loyola. He had 16 points in the first game against Morgan. Howard is 2-6 in the MEAC.

No. 12 Duke (18-4) at Maryland women (8-11)

Site: Cole Field House, College Park

Time: 7

TV: HTS (tape delay, 9)

Outlook: Much has changed since the Terps (2-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference) lost a 57-53 decision to the Blue Devils (7-3 ACC) three weeks ago. Maryland won its next two, then dropped five straight, including Saturday's 59-30 drubbing to Georgia Tech that landed it in eighth place in the league. Duke, meanwhile, has won six of its past seven and is a half-game out of first. C Tyish Hall leads the ACC in shooting (67 percent) and is fourth in scoring and seventh in rebounding.

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