State Men This Week

January 29, 2007|By PAUL MCMULLEN

Coppin State (5-15, 3-5)

Coming up / / At UMES, tonight, 7:30; at Delaware State, Friday, 4 p.m.

Comment / / Having ended a 15-game road losing skid, the Eagles take their first winning streak of the season to Princess Anne tonight. Junior wing Tywain McKee leads Coppin State in scoring and assists.

Loyola (12-8, 8-2)

Coming up / / Siena at Reitz Arena, tonight, 7; at Marist, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Comment / / It's another big week for the Greyhounds, who have regained sole possession of first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Siena and Marist are the MAAC's top two in the Rating Percentage Index.

Maryland (16-5, 2-4)

Coming up / / At Florida State, tomorrow, 8 p.m.; at Wake Forest, Saturday, 8 p.m.

Comment / / Clemson is the only visitor to win in Tallahassee. Since a 5-0 start, Wake Forest has gone 4-11 and sour at home, where it has beaten no one higher than No. 250 in the RPI.

Morgan State (7-11, 5-3)

Coming up / / At Howard, tonight, 8; at Longwood, Saturday, 3 p.m.

Comment / / A three-game winning streak has moved the Bears into a three-way tie for third place in the MEAC. Junior point guard Jerrel Green (Southern) is second in the conference in assists per game.

Mt. St. Mary's (8-13, 7-3)

Coming up / / At Central Connecticut, Thursday, 7 p.m.; at Quinnipiac, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Comment / / Freshman point guard Jeremy Goode was one assist shy of the first triple double in Mount history in a win over Fairleigh Dickinson.

Navy (11-11, 1-6)

Coming up / / Bucknell at Alumni Hall, Friday, 9 p.m.

Comment / / The Midshipmen have slumped to last place in the Patriot League. Things don't get any easier facing Bucknell, which won games in each of the past two NCAA tournaments.

Towson (10-11, 4-6)

Coming up / / At James Madison, tonight, 7; Northeastern at Towson Center, Wednesday, 7 p.m.; at Drexel, Saturday, 4 p.m.

Comment / / The Tigers' depth will be challenged during a stretch of four games in eight days. Gary Neal has made 56.8 percent of his field-goal attempts in the past six games.

UMBC (9-13, 5-4)

Coming up / / At Albany, Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Stony Brook at RAC Arena, Saturday, 4 p.m.

Comment / / The Retrievers, who won just 10 games last season, are finally playing well at home. Defending champion Albany won by four at the RAC Arena three weeks ago.

UMES (3-17, 0-8)

Coming up / / Coppin State at Hytche Center, tonight, 7:30; North Carolina A&T at Hytche Center, Saturday, 4 p.m.

Comment / / Randallstown's Antonio McMillion is the Hawks' No. 2 scorer and third in the MEAC in rebounding, but it's not enough for a team that is winless against Division I teams since Christmas.

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