COPPIN STATE (10-7, 4-0)

This week: Tonight at Bethune-Cookman, 8 p.m.; Thursday at Morgan State, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at Delaware State, 1:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: Coppin State tied a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference record with its 23rd straight league win, 67-57, over Florida A&M; (3-11, 1-4) on Saturday. The Eagles won despite shooting a season-low 26.9 percent from the field, including 13 percent in the second half. Coppin made just three field goals in the second half -- all by reserve G Marcus Robinson -- and missed 14 consecutive shots during one stretch from late in the first half into the second half. The Eagles won the game at the line, making 32 of 43 free-throw attempts. They were 27-for-37 from the line in the second half. Coppin's previous high for free throws in a game was 35 against Maryland-Eastern Shore on Jan. 17.

LOYOLA (8-5, 2-2)

This week: Tonight at Niagara, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday at Fairfield, 8 p.m.; Sunday vs. William & Mary, 1 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Greyhounds lost to Canisius (9-5, 3-2), 87-72, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game on Saturday. Senior G Tracy Bergan led Loyola with 23 points and became the 24th player in the school's history to score 1,000 career points. Bergan, who became the Greyhounds' all-time assists leader last week, scored his 1,000th point on a layup with 11:39 to go in the second half. Senior F Michael Reese added 21 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

MARYLAND (11-3, 4-1)

This week: Wednesday vs. Clemson, 8 p.m.; Saturday at Duke, noon

Fast breaks: Playing its first game in eight years as a ranked team, No. 25 Maryland routed North Carolina State (5-10, 1-4), 102-70, in an Atlantic Coast Conference game on Saturday. The Terps shot 54 percent from the field and scored 100 points in an ACC game for the first time in three years. The margin of victory was the largest in an ACC game by a Maryland team in 20 years. Freshman C Joe Smith, who has scored in double figures in every game this season, made 10 of 15 shots, had 13 rebounds, four blocks and five steals. It was his eighth double-double of the season. Sophomore F Exree Hipp had 17 points -- including 13 in the second half -- and five assists. Sophomore point G Duane Simpkins scored in double figures for the seventh straight game, finishing with 16 points, three assists and no turnovers. Sophomore F Mario Lucas came off the bench for 16 points and seven rebounds. Maryland, off to its best start in the ACC in 10 years, beat the Wolfpack for the fifth straight time.

MORGAN STATE (3-12, 3-3)

This week: Thursday vs. Coppin State, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday vs. UMES, 8 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Golden Bears remained in last place in the MEAC after an 88-85 loss to Bethune-Cookman (3-12, 3-3) on Saturday. Jaime Grant hit four free throws in the closing moments to seal the victory for Bethune-Cookman, which was 24-for-37 from the line. Gerald Jordan scored 25 points and Chris McCarthy added 20 for Morgan State.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (8-8, 5-4)

This week: Thursday at St. Francis (Pa.), 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at Robert Morris, 7:30 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Mountaineers defeated Rider (10-7, 6-3), 79-65, in a Northeast Conference game on Saturday. Since its six-game losing streak ended, the Mount has won five of six. The Mount's win ended Rider's four-game winning streak. Three of the Mount's conference losses have been by a total of four points. Sophomore G Chris McGuthrie scored a game-high 30 on 9-for-17 shooting from the field. McGuthrie, who made five of seven attempts from three-point range, scored 20 in the second half. Rider, which entered the game as the conference's hottest-shooting team, was held to 38.6 percent shooting from the floor. The Broncs were 7-for-30 from the field in the first half.

NAVY (6-10, 1-3)

This week: Wednesday vs. Holy Cross, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at Fordham, 3 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Midshipmen ended a nine-game Patriot League losing streak by beating Bucknell, 75-68, on Saturday. T. J. Hall scored a career-high 23. Navy held Bucknell without a field goal for the final eight minutes. Navy shot 53 percent (30-for-57) from the field, and the Bison shot just 33 percent (21-for-64). The Midshipmen held All-Patriot League G Chris Simpson to nine points, the first time in 34 games that he failed to reach double figures.

TOWSON STATE (8-7, 3-2)

This week: Tonight at UNC-Greensboro, 7 p.m.; Thursday vs. Winthrop, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday vs. UNC-Asheville, 2 p.m.

Fast breaks: Senior F Joe Spinks, whose status for the game was in question because of a sprained ankle, scored a game-high 26 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Campbell to a 76-55 Big South Conference victory over Towson State on Saturday. Ralph Blalock scored 13 points to lead the Tigers, who lost for the second straight year at Campbell. Scooter Alexander added 12 points and four rebounds. The Camels took the lead for good at 21-18 after a three-point play by Doug Mitchell. Campbell extended the lead to 35-29 at halftime, then opened the second half with a 24-8 run to take its largest lead at 59-37 with 11:50 left.

UMBC (3-10, 2-3)

This week: Tonight at Campbell, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday vs. UNC-Asheville, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday vs. Winthrop, 3 p.m.

Fast breaks: A late rally fell short, as the Retrievers lost to UNC-Greensboro (9-5, 5-1), 69-68, in a Big South Conference game on Saturday. UMBC closed within 64-62 on a basket by Spencer Ferguson (11 points) with 23 seconds remaining. The ** Spartans pushed the lead to 67-62 on a pair of free throws by Scott Hartzell and one by Chuck Fortney. With five seconds left, Eric Wyatt pulled the Retrievers to 67-65 on a three-pointer, but Greg Williams hit two free throws with three seconds remaining. The Retrievers were without their two-leading scorers from last season -- G Skip Saunders and C Sonique Nixon. Saunders strained a knee ligament leaving his apartment on Tuesday and Nixon is academically ineligible.

UMES (7-8, 3-3)

This week: Tonight at North Carolina A&T;, 8 p.m.; Thursday vs. Howard, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at Morgan State, 8 p.m.

Fast breaks: The Hawks lost to South Carolina State (9-7, 5-1), 75-71, in an MEAC game on Saturday. UMES took a 51-49 lead on Travis Griffin's dunk at 5:51 of the second half. But S.C. State completed a 10-3 run to take a 59-54 lead on Murray's three-pointer at 3:46 to take the lead for good. Kenya Mobley led three players in double figures with 14 for the Hawks.


Fast breaks: St. Mary's dropped a 68-56 nonleague game to York College on Saturday. Michael Rudolph led St. Mary's with 11 points. . . . Geoff Rupert scored 15 as Washington College edged Gettysburg, 72-71, on Saturday. . . . Tyrone Tyson's driving layup with 17 seconds left in regulation lifted host Lincoln (12-4) past Salisbury State (5-10), 82-81, on Saturday. Casey Musick (Cardinal Gibbons) had 20 for Salisbury and Kyle Jefferson (Hammond) scored 18. . . . Lou Sabad scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds to lead Johns Hopkins (13-3) past Muhlenberg (7-9), 72-61, on Saturday. . . . Despite 25 points from David Clark (Catonsville), Goucher (7-6) lost to Mary Washington (5-5), 90-78, on Saturday. . . . Pat Young (Mount St. Joseph) and Rolando Welch scored 22 points each to lead Western Maryland (6-9, 3-3) past Haverford (7-10, 1-6), 86-72, in a Centennial Conference game on Saturday.


Fast breaks: Maryland's rally from a seven-point deficit with 3:11 remaining fell short in a 57-56 loss to N.C. State (9-6, 3-4) in an ACC game on Saturday. Bonnie Rimkus led the Terps (8-7, 3-3) with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Maryland led throughout the first half, but allowed a nine-point lead to shrink to 26-25 at halftime. . . . Susie Rowlyk scored 22 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead Mount St. Mary's (12-2, 8-0) over Rider (11-4, 6-2), 86-71, in a Northeast Conference game on Saturday. . . . nTC Seniors Yoland Ray and Jenna Hausvik combined for 43 points and 27 rebounds as Navy (6-9, 2-2) overcame a four-point halftime deficit and defeated Bucknell (4-11, 1-4) in a Patriot League game, 74-60, on Saturday. . . Nicky Coleman scored 22 and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds to lead Campbell over UMBC, 69-58, on Saturday. . . . F Julie Moore scored nine of her game-high 26 during a 15-0 run midway through the second half to lead North Carolina-Greensboro (10-7, 4-2) to a 70-48 Big South Conference victory over Towson State (7-6, 3-3) on Saturday. The Tigers were led by senior F Danielle Barry, who had 18. . . . Morgan State freshman Kaira Warfield scored 30 points, but the Bears (0-16, 0-6) fell in overtime, 64-60, to host Bethune-Cookman (4-7, 2-4) in an MEAC game on Saturday. . . . Angela McPhaul scored 23 points, leading Florida A&M; (7-5, 4-1) past Coppin State (4-10, 3-1), 70-54, in an MEAC game. . . Wanda Wiggins and Stacy Daniels scored 16 points apiece as South Carolina State (8-4) routed UMES (1-12), 85-51, on Saturday.

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