Today's games

February 17, 1997

Mount St. Mary's (11-12, 7-8) at St. Francis of N.Y. (11-12, 6-9)

Site: Physical Education Center, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.

Time: 2

Radio: WXTR (820 AM)

Outlook: The Mountaineers stopped a two-game skid with Saturday's 84-75 victory at Rider. Freshman G Greg Harris scored 17, as the Mount won for the sixth time in eight games. The Mount has won four of its past five road games. When the teams met Jan. 20, Richard Lugo's jumper with 12 seconds remaining gave St. Francis a 54-52 win. Harris scored 27 points on 10-for-13 shooting.

UMBC (3-20) at Lehigh (1-23)

Site: Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, Pa.

Time: 7: 30

Outlook: This non-conference game follows UMBC's 51-48 loss to UNC-Asheville on Saturday. Sophomore G Alhamisi Simms scored 12 as the only Retriever in double figures. Lehigh lost a Patriot League game to Army on Saturday, 79-76. The teams have met once before, with UMBC winning, 72-67, last season. Lehigh has lost eight consecutive games.

Morgan State (6-15, 5-8) at Florida A&M (6-16, 6-8)

Site: Gaither Gymnasium, Tallahassee, Fla.

Time: 7: 30

Outlook: Morgan is coming off Thursday's 86-82 overtime loss to Bethune-Cookman, and Florida A&M is fresh off an 86-82 upset victory over Coppin State. Senior swingman Sean Black led the Rattlersover Coppin by scoring 22. Morgan defeated A&M, 67-64, on Jan. 27, behind sophomore G Rasheed Sparks' 16 points.

Coppin State (14-8, 11-3) at Bethune-Cookman (8-13, 6-7)

Site: Moore Gymnasium, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Time: 8

Outlook: How will the Eagles respond to Saturday's 86-82 upset loss at Florida A&M that ended their winning streak at 10 games? Coppin shot an uncharacteristic 37.8 percent from the field. Coppin is hoping for an easier time against the Wildcats than their Jan. 27 meeting, when the Eagles rallied from a nine-point, second-half deficit to win, 63-62. Bethune-Cookman lost to Howard, 75-71, Saturday.

Pub Date: 2/17/97

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