College Basketball This Week


December 25, 2006|By [COMPILED BY PAUL McMULLEN]

Coppin State (2-9, 0-1)

Coming up / / at No. 14 Connecticut on Wednesday (7 p.m.); at No. 3 Ohio State on Saturday (8 p.m.).

Comment / / The Eagles lost at No. 10 Alabama on Saturday; this week they'll conclude one of the nation's most ambitious nonconference schedules.

Loyola (5-4, 1-1)

Coming up / / at Northwestern on Wednesday (8 p.m.); at Michigan State on Saturday (noon, MASN).

Comment / / Center Hassan Fofana injured a leg in warm-ups and did not play in a loss at High Point. Omari Isreal, a transfer from Notre Dame, debuted with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks.

Maryland (11-2, 0-1)

Coming up / / Mount St. Mary's at Comcast Center on Thursday (8 p.m.); Siena at Comcast Center on Sunday (1 p.m.).

Comment / / Siena will mark the midway point of a seven-game homestand; the win at Illinois is looking better on the Terps' RPI.

Morgan State (2-8, 1-0)

Coming up / / Florida A&M at Hill Field House on Jan. 3 (7:30 p.m.).

Comment / / Last season, the Bears didn't get their second win until February. Rugged forward Ronald Timus is averaging 14.3 points and 5.6 rebounds.

Mount St. Mary's (2-9, 1-0)

Coming up / / at Maryland on Thursday (8 p.m.).

Comment / / The Mountaineers made just two of 20 three-pointers in a loss at Lafayette. They're allowing opponents to make 40 percent of theirs. They might want to keep an eye on Mike Jones.

Navy (9-4)

Coming up / / Yale at Alumni Hall on Saturday (7 p.m.).

Comment / / It's been five seasons since the Midshipmen won 10 games. Five of coach Billy Lange's first eight players have made more than 40 percent of their three-point tries.

Towson (5-5, 1-0)

Coming up / / Winston-Salem State at Towson Center on Friday (7 p.m.).

Comment / / Gary Neal got no help against Georgetown, as the other four starters were a combined 3-for-21 from the field.

UMBC (4-8)

Coming up / / Central Connecticut State on Saturday at RAC Arena (4 p.m.).

Comment / / Senior guard Chris Pugh gets more than 35 minutes a game for the Retrievers, who will play at home for the first time since Dec. 3.

UMES (2-8, 0-1)

Coming up / / at West Virginia on Thursday (7 p.m.); Dartmouth at Hytche Center on Saturday at (5 p.m.).

Comment / / Antonio McMillion, a 6-5 senior forward from Randallstown, is averaging team highs of 13.7 points and 7.4 rebounds for the Hawks.

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