College Basketball Report




COPPIN STATE (7-8) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Bethune-Cookman tonight (7:30 p.m.) anMorgan State Thursday at Coppin Center; at Howard Saturday.

* FASTBREAKS: At 3-1, the Eagles stand second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference behind Delaware State (5-0) . . . Senior forward Larry Stewart is on a tear, and his averages of lTC 21.7 points and 13.0 rebounds make him one of the leading candidates for the award that goes to the nation's top player from an historically black college.

LOYOLA (6-10)

* WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Iona Saturday at Reitz Arena.

* FASTBREAKS: The Greyhounds are 0-6 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, and their last four losses there have been by an average of 18.3 points . . . Loyola's only victory in its last seven games was at Navy ... The bench got plenty of playing time at Iona: Mark Sparzak, a freshman from Calvert Hall, had 10 points.

MARYLAND (9-7) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Boston University Tuesday at 7:30 p.mand North Carolina State Saturday at 1 p.m., both at Cole Field House.

* FASTBREAKS: Senior center Cedric Lewis tied his brother Derrick's school record with 12 blocked shots in Maryland's 87-81 comeback win over South Florida . . . Garfield Smith had his best game in weeks with 17 points and eight rebounds before he fouled out . . . Matt Roe had 23 points against the Bulls, including a clutch three-pointer late in the game.

,MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE (4-10) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. North Carolina A&T; tonight (8 p.m.)Howard Thursday and Morgan Saturday, all in Princess Anne.

* FASTBREAKS: Saturday's 87-69 defeat of South Carolina State was a huge one for the Hawks, who were beginning a five-game homestand . . . They don't face what could be called a superior foe in any of the four upcoming games . . . UMES is 2-3 and in sixth place in the MEAC.

'MORGAN STATE (2-14) * WHAT'S AHEAD: At Coppin State Thursday and at UMESaturday.

* FASTBREAKS: The Golden Bears are 2-2 at home, but they have only four games left at Hill Field House . . . Guard James McCoy has missed the last four games with a knee injury, and isn't expected back until next week . . . Ural Hogans has taken up the backcourt slack, and another senior, Marcus Sheffield, had 22 points and 10 rebounds in Saturday's 90-84 defeat of Bethune-Cookman.

&MOUNT; ST. MARY'S (6-10) * WHAT'S AHEAD: At St. Francis, Pa., tomorrow and at RoberMorris Thursday; St. Francis, N.Y., at Knott Arena Saturday.

* FASTBREAKS: The Mountaineers are tied for third place in the Northeast Conference with a 4-2 mark, but they'll be hard-pressed to improve their standing this week, as St. Francis and Robert Morris are both 6-1 and share first . . . The Mount had a crowd of 3,050 for Saturday's win over Marist, but plays seven of its next nine on the road.

NAVY (5-11) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. James Madison Wednesday at HalseField House; at American Saturday.

* FASTBREAKS: The cold-shooting Midshipmen have lost four straight, and averaged 78.5 points in that span . . . Earlier in the season, Navy was scoring well over 90 a game . . . With a 20.5 scoring average, guard Erik Harris is the leading scorer in the Colonial Athletic Association.

!TOWSON STATE (8-6) line

* WHAT'S AHEAD: At Drexel Wednesday; at UMBC Saturday.

* FASTBREAKS: Saturday's 74-61 win over Hofstra was the Tigers' ninth straight over an East Coast Conference foe . . . Coach Terry Truax isn't thinking that far ahead, but Towson State can notch its first 20-win season in Division I . . . Sixty percent of the Tigers' scoring comes from the backcourt, led by Devin Boyd (20.0) and Terrance Jacobs (15.6).

UMBC (1-15) * WHAT'S AHEAD: Vs. Delaware Wednesday and Towson StatSaturday, both at UMBC Fieldhouse.

* FASTBREAKS: The Retrievers have lost 14 straight, but they still have a way to go to endanger the school record of 22 straight losses that overlapped the 1984-85 and 1985-86 seasons . . . Stanley Wright, a freshman from Washington, D.C., has upped his scoring average to 10.5 points.


* FASTBREAKS: Salisbury State's Andre Foreman is among the NCAA Division III leaders in both scoring (30.3 points a game) and rebounding (12.2). The Sea Gulls are 10-6 overall . . . It's a big week for Johns Hopkins, as the Blue Jays play at traditional MAC power Franklin & Marshall Thursday, then follow Saturday at home against Swarthmore, a fellow unbeaten in the Southeast Section . . . Bowie State has played well since coming back from the holiday break, but the Bulldogs dropped to 6-8 overall with an 88-73 loss at CIAA and Division II power Virginia Union.


* FASTBREAKS: Maryland (10-6) meets Duke on the road tonight, then returns home to meet fourth-ranked North Carolina State Saturday (7:30 p.m.). Walbrook grad Dafne Lee had 20 points, six rebounds and seven assists in the Terps' 88-68 win over North Carolina Saturday . . . Johns Hopkins (10-4) made it five straight with a 77-71 defeat of nationally ranked Franklin & Marshall, which had won 37 straight against MAC foes. Also last week, senior guard Julianne Rolapp became the third player in Hopkins history to reach 1,000 points . . . Sheila Colbert reached the same milestone for Frostburg State (12-1), which is unbeaten in the Eastern States Athletic Conference . . . UMBC (9-6) is a perfect 3-0 in the East Coast Conference, and in reach of its first winning season in four years.

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