Coming Up This Week

December 11, 2006|By PAUL MCMULLEN

Coppin State (2-8, 0-1)

Coming up: at Alabama, Dec. 23

Comment: The Eagles break for exams bummed over losing their Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener at Morgan State. Leading scorer Ty McKee did not have a field goal at Oklahoma.

Loyola (5-3, 1-1)

Coming up: at High Point, Dec. 22

Comment: The Greyhounds rebounded quite nicely from Friday's listless loss to Saint Peter's with a 19-point win at Manhattan. Now that it's done playing in the fall semester, Loyola can add 6-foot-8 junior Omari Isreal, a transfer from Notre Dame.

Maryland (9-2, 0-1)

Coming up: Missouri-Kansas City, Wednesday (8 p.m.) at Comcast Center

Comment: The Terps play five straight nonconference games until Miami and Jack McClinton come to Comcast on Jan. 10.

Morgan State (1-6, 1-0)

Coming up: East Carolina, Dec. 18 at Hill Field House

Comment: The Bears go into exam week buoyed by a well-deserved win over Coppin. Boubacar Coly and Ronald Timus could be a potent inside combination in the MEAC.

Mount St. Mary's (2-6, 1-0)

Coming up: at N.C. State, Saturday (3:30 p.m.)

Comment: The Mountaineers opened Northeast Conference play with a win over Quinnipiac. The last time coach Milan Brown went to North Carolina, he got freshman guard Jeremy Goode out of Charlotte. He's a keeper.

Navy (7-3)

Coming up: Delaware Valley, Sunday (3:30 p.m.) at Alumni Hall

Comment: The young Midshipmen have five more nonconference games before their Patriot League opener at Bucknell on Jan. 6.

Towson (5-3, 1-0)

Coming up: Temple, Saturday (2 p.m.) at Towson Center

Comment: Gary Neal has scored more than one-third of the Tigers' points, who won for the first time ever at William and Mary. They last won their first four at the Towson Center in 1994.

UMBC (4-5)

Coming up: at George Washington, tomorrow (7:30 p.m.); at Marquette, Saturday (2 p.m.)

Comment: Last Thursday's win at La Salle was the Retrievers' first over an Atlantic 10 foe since 1989. They'll try to do it again tomorrow. Randy Monroe has five players averaging between 13.6 and 9.5 points.

UMES (1-5, 0-1)

Coming up: at Wichita State, Sunday (3:05 p.m.)

Comment: Senior guard Corey Brown, one of four players averaging in double figures, is doing a little of everything for the Hawks, who missed three shots at a win or tie in the closing seconds against Howard.

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