State Men This Week

February 19, 2007|By Paul McMullen

Coppin State (8-17, 6-7)

Coming up / / at South Carolina State tonight (9 p.m.); Howard at Coppin Center on Saturday (4 p.m.)

Comment / / After a 1-5 start in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, the Eagles have won five of their past seven. They finish the regular season with three of four games at the Coppin Center.

Loyola (16-11, 11-5)

Coming up / / at Niagara on Friday (7 p.m.); at Canisius on Sunday (2 p.m.)

Comment / / The Greyhounds won two without an ailing Gerald Brown. They finish the regular season in New York and could be seeded anywhere from first to fifth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament.

Maryland (20-7, 6-6)

Coming up / / Florida State at Comcast Center on Wednesday (9 p.m., Ch. 54); North Carolina on Sunday (5:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet)

Comment / / The Terps have beaten the Seminoles four straight in College Park; the Tar Heels are looking for their first six-game win streak against Maryland since 1993-1995.

Morgan State (10-14, 8-5)

Coming up / / at North Carolina A&T tonight (8 p.m.); at UMES on Saturday (4 p.m.)

Comment / / Fed up with the effort of his regulars, Todd Bozeman cleared the end of his bench in Saturday's 14-point loss at South Carolina State. The Bears still share third place in the MEAC.

Mount St. Mary's (9-18, 8-8)

Coming up / / at Wagner on Thursday (7 p.m.); at St. Francis (N.Y.) on Saturday (4 p.m.)

Comment / / Despite blowing a four-point lead in the last minute to Monmouth and losing for the fifth time in their past six, the Mountaineers still share fifth place in the 11-team Northeast Conference.

Navy (14-13, 4-8)

Coming up / / American at Alumni Hall tomorrow (7 p.m.); at Colgate on Saturday (2 p.m.)

Comment / / It's the last week of the regular season for the Midshipmen, who have won three of four. That stretch began at third-place Lehigh, where Navy would go if the Patriot League tournament began today.

Towson (14-14, 8-8)

Coming up / / at Old Dominion on Wednesday (7 p.m.); Drexel at Towson Center on Saturday (noon)

Comment / / In order to finish .500 for the first time in their six seasons in the Colonial Athletic Association, the Tigers will have to upset one of the two CAA teams that rank best in the Rating Percentage Index.

UMBC (10-17, 6-8)

Coming up / / Maine at RAC Arena on Thursday (7 p.m.); at New Hampshire on Sunday (1 p.m.)

Comment / / Sophomore point guard Jay Greene has the best assist-to-turnover ratio in America East games, 3.3 to 1.

UMES (3-22, 0-13)

Coming up / / at Bethune-Cookman tonight (7:30 p.m.); Morgan State at Hytche Center on Saturday (4 p.m.)

Comment / / The Hawks hope to feed off of Speedweeks and get their first MEAC win in Daytona Beach. They haven't beaten a Division I opponent since before Christmas.

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