Today's games

February 01, 1997

Army (9-9, 3-3) at Navy (12-8, 4-2)

Site: Alumni Hall, Annapolis

Time: 12: 15 p.m.

TV/Radio: Ch. 13/WNAV (1430 AM)

Outlook: Backed by Junior G Michael Heary's career-high 38 points, Navy beat Holy Cross on Wednesday to move into a second-place tie with Bucknell in the Patriot League. It was also coach Don DeVoe's 400th career win. Heary leads the Midshipmen in scoring (17.2) and is shooting 86 percent (89-104) from the foul line. Army is coming off an 83-71 upset on the road against Bucknell. Sophomore F George Tatum leads the Cadets in scoring (16.9) and rebounding (7.3). Navy won the first meeting Jan. 8 at West Point, 70-56, led by Senior F Michael Green's 25 points.

N No. 2 Wake Forest (17-1, 7-1) at No. 5 Maryland (17-3, 6-2)

Site: Cole Field House, College Park

Time: 2 p.m.

TV/Radio: Chs. 2, 7/WBAL (1090 AM) WTOP (1500 AM)

Outlook: The Terrapins will be looking to avoid their first two-game losing streak of the season, and it won't be easy. With Maryland's loss Wednesday at Florida State, the Demon Deacons are now the ACC's only unbeaten road team. Though C Tim Duncan (19.7 ppg, 13.7 rpg, 3.9 bpg) saw his streak of 26 straight double doubles end earlier this week against Wofford, the 6-10 senior is likely to start another today. The key for &L Maryland will be to make sure that freshman Loren Woods (11 ppg, 7.7 rpg in four games starting) doesn't hurt or that guards Tony Rutland and Jerry Braswell don't come out of their recent shooting slumps against ACC competition. With the Deacons going to their big frontcourt -- a combined foot taller than Maryland's -- the Terrapins may need more shooting on the perimeter, especially if Duncan guards F Keith Booth (19.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg) as much as he did in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Jan. 19.

UMBC (2-16, 1-7) at Winthrop (8-10, 1-5)

Site: Winthrop Coliseum, Rock Hill, S.C.

Time: 2 p.m.

Outlook: These are the two last-place teams in the Big South Conference, and both are coming off losses. UMBC led for much of Wednesday's game against North Carolina-Greensboro before losing, 81-77, the Retrievers' ninth defeat in 10 games. Senior G Ron Lucien (25 points) and freshman G Jason Womble (22) both set career highs in scoring. Winthrop lost at Charleston Southern on Thursday, 76-65. UMBC's only win against a Division I team this season came last Saturday over Winthrop, 74-62. Sophomore guards Michael van Veen and Alhamisi Simms each had 16. Winthrop was led, as it usually is, by sophomore G Tyson Waterman (14 points), last year's conference Rookie of the Year. UMBC leads the series, 5-4.

Coppin State (9-7, 6-2) at Morgan State (5-11, 4-4)

Site: Hill Field House

Time: 7: 30 p.m.

Radio: WEAA (88.9 FM)

Outlook: Both teams are hot. Coppin has won five straight and six of seven. Morgan State has won four of its last five and is 5-0 at home. Morgan G Rasheed Sparks has 33 points in the last two games, including 17 in Thursday's 69-63 victory over UMES. Coppin F Reggie Welch has 41 points in the last two games, including 23 in Thursday's 93-79 win at Howard. The Eagles are tied with South Carolina State and North Carolina A&T for first place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Coppin swept Morgan last season, 78-77 and 91-68, and have taken the past four since being upset by the Bears in the MEAC tournament three years ago, and 15 of the past 16.

Fairleigh Dickinson (12-6, 8-2) at Mount St. Mary's (8-10, 4-6)

Site: Knott Arena, Emmitsburg

Time: 7: 30 p.m.

Radio: WXTR (820 AM)

Outlook: The Mountaineers are climbing up the Northeast Conference standings, winning three in a row and four of six, including Wednesday's 59-53 victory over Monmouth at Madison Square Garden. Freshman G Greg Harris and junior C Gerben Van Dorpe each had 15 points. Fairleigh Dickinson, which is a half-game behind first-place Long Island in the conference race, defeated Marist, 59-56, on Wednesday. The Knights beat the Mount, 79-75, on Jan. 4 and lead the series, 11-7.

Pub Date: 2/01/97

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