Tonight's games

February 07, 1996

Morgan State (4-16) at Delaware State (6-13)

Site: Memorial Hall, Dover, Del.

Time: 7:30

Outlook: Morgan State has lost four straight, including Monday night's 92-90 defeat at Howard. Junior G Scott Deas had 25 points for the Bears, who are hoping to avenge last week's 75-66 loss to Delaware State. Morgan State is 3-6 in the MEAC; the Hornets are 5-5 and coming off Monday's 99-67 loss to South Carolina State. Delaware State's Brian Parker averages around 16 points and nine rebounds a game. He had 29 points in the first meeting between these schools, and junior Chris Nurse grabbed 15 rebounds. The Hornets' massive frontcourt caused problems for the smaller Bears, who were out-rebounded, 48-35.

Lafayette (4-16) at Navy (10-10)

Site:Alumni Hall, Annapolis

Time: 7:30

Radio: (WNAV (1430 AM)

Outlook: Navy (5-2) dropped out of a three-way tie for the Patriot League lead with Bucknell and Colgate after losing at Bucknell, 72-60, on Saturday. The Bison shot 40 free throws to only four by the Midshipmen. Navy won its previous meeting with Lafayette, Jan. 13, 73-64, behind sophomore Eddie Lucas' 19 points. The Leopards are 2-5 in conference play, but are coming off an 83-75 victory over Holy Cross. Senior G Craig Kowalda leads the team in scoring (18.3). Freshman C Stefan Ciosici is averaging 11.3 points and 7.3 rebounds.

Towson State (12-7) at Drexel (15-3)

Site: Physical Education Athletic Center, Philadelphia

Time: 8

Radio: WTMD (89.7 FM)

Outlook: The Tigers need to win if they hope to capture the No. 1 seeding in the NAC tournament. They are 8-3 and two games behind first-place Drexel (11-1) after Sunday's 68-56 loss at Boston, when leading scorer Ralph Blalock (17.6 ppg) was held to one point. Drexel leads the series 13-8, but the Tigers have won seven of the past eight, including the last three in Philadelphia. The Dragons routed Maine Sunday, 73-52, behind 20 points and 12 rebounds from senior Malik Rose. Either Rose (20.0 ppg, 12.4 rpg) or junior Jeff Myers (19.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg) have led Drexel in scoring in all but one game. Rose leads the NAC in rebounding and field-goal percentage (63 percent). Myers is first in the NAC in three-point shooting (49 percent). These are the top two scoring offenses in the conference, with the Dragons first at 83.2 ppg and Towson second at 75.7.

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