Tonight's game

December 02, 1996

Chicago St. (0-2) at Maryland (2-0)

Site: Cole Field House, College Park

Time: 8 p.m.

Radio: WBAL (1090 AM), WTOP (1500 AM)

Outlook: This is the first meeting between these schools. Maryland has won its first two games by an average margin of 27 1/2 points. Four Terps are averaging in double figures, led by senior forward Keith Booth (19.5). Chicago State lost to Missouri by 30 points and Bradley by 22. The Cougars, 2-25 last season, are led by 6-foot-7 senior forward Kory Billups, who averaged 16.1 ppg and 9.0 rpg last season. Yesterday, Chicago State coach Craig Hodges, a former NBA guard, was granted a leave of absence while he pursues a lawsuit against the NBA, claiming he was barred from the league for his political views. Assistant coach Phil Gary will replace Hodges.

Pub Date: 12/02/96

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