College Basketball This Week

January 08, 2007|By Paul McMullen

Coppin State (3-12, 1-2)

Coming up / / at Norfolk State on Saturday (6 p.m.).

Comment / / The Eagles have made just 60 percent of their free throws. They need someone other than Antwan Harrison to complement Tywain McKee, who was limited to four shots by Delaware State.

Loyola (7-6, 3-1)

Coming up / / at Siena tomorrow (7 p.m.); Niagara at Reitz Arena on Friday (7 p.m.).

Comment / / Siena is the only unbeaten in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Freshman point guard Brett Harvey is playing 30 minutes a game, and forward Michael Tuck has made 61.3 percent of hits shots.

Maryland (14-2, 0-1)

Coming up / / Miami at Comcast Center on Wednesday (9 p.m.); Clemson at Comcast Center on Saturday (2 p.m.).

Comment / / The Terps have made 40.5 percent of their three-point attempts. No Maryland team has finished that high since 1988.

Morgan State (3-9, 1-1)

Coming up / / Delaware State at Hill Field House tonight (7:30 p.m.); at Hampton on Saturday (6 p.m.).

Comment / / Ronald Timus is averaging 13.8 points and 6.0 rebounds for the Bears, who will be tested by a Hornets team that is looking for its third straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-season crown.

Mount St. Mary's (3-11, 2-1)

Coming up / / Sacred Heart at Knott Arena tonight (7 p.m.); St. Francis N.Y. at Knott Arena on Thursday (7 p.m.); Central Connecticut at Knott Arena on Saturday (2 p.m.).

Comment / / The Mount opens a three-game homestand against Sacred Heart. Junior guard Chris Vann, who missed most of last season with a hip injury, is averaging a team-high 13.6 points.

Navy (10-6, 0-1)

Coming up / / Lehigh at Alumni Hall on Wednesday (7 p.m.); Lafayette at Alumni Hall on Saturday (1 p.m.).

Comment / / Junior guard Greg Sprink leads the Mids in scoring (16.6) and rebounding (5.1). More than half of Navy's shots at Bucknell were three-pointers.

Towson (6-7, 1-2)

Coming up / / at Delaware tonight (7 p.m.); George Mason at Towson Center on Thursday (7 p.m.); at Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday (7:30 p.m.).

Comment / / The Tigers have no time to mope about two straight double overtime losses. Their next two are against teams that are winless in the Colonial Athletic Association, but everyone gets up for George Mason.

UMBC (6-9, 2-0)

Coming up / / Albany at RAC Arena tomorrow (7 p.m.); Vermont at RAC Arena on Thursday (7 p.m.)

Comment / / The Retrievers, who had lost 13 straight America East road games before taking two last week, play five of their next seven at home. Albany scared Connecticut in the 2006 NCAA tournament.

UMES (2-12, 0-3)

Coming up / / at South Carolina State tonight (7:30 p.m.).

Comment / / The Hawks need to work on their shooting. They've made less than 40 percent of their field-goal attempts and less than 30 percent of their three-pointers.

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