College Baketball Report




* WHAT'S AHEAD: UMES or Bethune-Cookman Thursday in quarterfinals of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament at Norfolk Scope.

* FASTBREAKS: The defending champion Eagles again earned the MEAC's top seed, finishing 14-2 in the conference . . . The semifinals are Friday, the championship Saturday (7:30 p.m., ESPN) . . . Senior forward Larry Stewart and Ron "Fang" Mitchell repeated as MEAC Player and Coach of the Year, respectively.


LOYOLA (12-15)

* WHAT'S AHEAD: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament in Albany, N.Y.

* FASTBREAKS: The Greyhounds, who lost four straight to finish 5-11 in the conference, won't know until tomorrow their seeding for the MAAC tournament . . . A Fairfield upset of Siena would force Loyola into Friday's preliminary between the eighth- and ninth-place teams.

MARYLAND (15-11)

* WHAT'S AHEAD: Terps close the season on the road, Wednesday at North Carolina State and Saturday at Virginia.

* FASTBREAKS: Matt Roe had a game-high 28 points, including a perfect 12-for-12 from the foul line in the 86-78 win over Wake Forest Saturday . . . Vince Broadnax scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds . . . Maryland finishes with an 11-3 home mark, losing only to North Carolina, Duke and Virginia.


* WHAT'S AHEAD: Bethune-Cookman Wednesday (8 p.m.) in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament at Norfolk.


* FASTBREAKS: The Hawks (3-13 in the league) limp into the MEAC tournament with 12 losses in their last 13 games, the only success coming last Monday over Bethune-Cookman . . . The winner plays Coppin State in Thursday's quarterfinals.


* WHAT'S AHEAD: South Carolina State Thursday (6:30 p.m.) in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament at Norfolk.

* FASTBREAKS: The Golden Bears went 6-10 in the MEAC, finishing seventh . . . Glenn Smith, a sophomore forward from City who returned to the team last week after missing several games for disciplinary reasons, made All-MEAC second team.


* WHAT'S AHEAD: Season complete.


* FASTBREAKS: The Mountaineers finished with six straight losses, slumping to 6-10 and a sixth-place finish in the Northeast Conference . . . It is the second-worst record in Jim Phelan's 37-year coaching career . . . Mount St. Joseph grads Alex Watson (1,182) and John Miller (1,042) finished as the Nos. 20 and 26 scorers, respectively, in school history.

NAVY (7-20)

* WHAT'S AHEAD: James Madison Saturday (noon) in Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinal, at Richmond Coliseum.

* FASTBREAKS: The Midshipmen have lost seven straight to James Madison, which is top seeded in the CAA . . . Navy went 2-12 in the conference, but broke an eight-game losing streak with a 99-78 romp over Army . . . It was Navy's second win since Jan. 7.


* WHAT'S AHEAD: At Virginia tonight (7:30, WCVT-FM 89.7).


* FASTBREAKS: The Tigers will host the East Coast Conference tournament, which begins Saturday . . . Regular-season champion Towson State has a spot in Sunday's semifinals, against the Hofstra-UMBC winner . . . Towson State went 10-2 in the ECC, but lost two of its last three there.

UMBC (5-21)

* WHAT'S AHEAD: Buffalo tonight (7:30) at UMBC.

* FASTBREAKS: The Retrievers have won three straight, and anticipate being a big factor in the East Coast Conference tournament . . . UMBC finished 4-8 in the ECC, and meets Hofstra in Saturday's (2 p.m.) opening round at the Towson Center . . . Hofstra and Towson State are the only ECC foes UMBC didn't beat.


* FASTBREAKS: Johns Hopkins (18-9) earned its second straight berth in the NCAA Division III tournament with upset wins at Franklin & Marshall and Swarthmore in the Middle Atlantic Conference Southern Division tournament, and Salisbury State (22-6) also advances to the NCAA playoffs . . . The Blue Jays play at home Thursday in the first round, taking on Dickinson, Pa. (19-7). The winner plays Saturday at Franklin & Marshall, Pa. (24-2) . . . Salisbury State opens Saturday at Ramapo, N.J. (21-6). Salisbury's Andre Foreman was named outstanding player in the Eastern States Athletic Conference tournament.



* FASTBREAKS: The MEAC tournament will be held Thursday to Friday at the Norfolk Scope . . . Third-seeded UMES (15-12) plays Howard at 6 p.m., fifth-seeded Coppin State meets Delaware State at 4 p.m., and seventh-seeded Morgan State gets North Carolina A&T; at 2 p.m. . . . Maryland (16-11, 9-5 in the ACC) is seeded second and will play Georgia Tech in Saturday's quarterfinals of the ACC tournament in Fayetteville, N.C. . . . The ECC tournament opens Thursday, with UMBC hosting Hofstra and Towson State traveling to Drexel. The semifinals and championship will be held Sunday and Monday at the Towson Center.