COPPIN STATE (6-8)
This week: Bethune-Cookman, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Fast breaks: The Eagles extended their winning streak to three games with an 80-65 victory over Delaware State. It was just the second home game for Coppin State this season -- both wins. Tariq Saunders and Michael Thomas -- the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week -- each scored 19 points and Sidney Goodman scored 18. Thomas had seven rebounds for Coppin State, which trailed 36-35 at halftime but outscored Delaware State 45-29 in the second half.
This week: Fairfield, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Fast breaks: The Greyhounds ended their three-game, six-day road trip with a 79-65 loss to Canisius. In the first half, Canisius took a 23-9 lead after a 14-0 run. The Golden Griffins held a 41-23 halftime lead. The Greyhounds challenged Canisius in the second half, using an 18-7 run to reduce the Golden Griffins' advantage to 48-41 with 11:27 left. Loyola got as close as 52-46 with 8:41 to go. Teron Owens (Catonsville High School) had a career-high 14 points for the Greyhounds.
This week: Idle until Sunday against N.C. State.
Fast breaks: No. 9 Maryland never trailed and improved to 10-0 at home with a 76-66 victory over No. 14 Wake Forest. Joe Smith had 23 points, Duane Simpkins scored all 17 of his points in the second half and Johnny Rhodes had 17 for Maryland, which is off to its best start since going 13-3 in 1984. Smith, who also had nine rebounds, scored 16 points in the first half on 6-for-9 shooting. The Deacons pulled to 53-47, but Rhodes scored five straight points to spark a 12-4 spree that gave the Terrapins their biggest lead -- 65-51 with 6:44 left. Wake Forest never cut the gap below eight points thereafter.
MORGAN STATE (1-12)
Tonight: Delaware State, 7:30 p.m., WEAA (88.9 FM). The Bears ended a 12-game losing streak with their first win of the season on Saturday. Sophomore Scott Deas (10.3) tops Morgan State in scoring. Delaware State lost to Coppin State, 80-65, on Saturday. Delaware State is headed by sophomore F Chris Nurse (16.3), who is the MEAC leader in field-goal percentage (59.7) and rebounding (9.8).
This week: Florida A&M;, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Bethune-Cookman, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Fast breaks: The Bears became the last team in Division I to win with a 76-65 victory over UMES. Brandon Battle scored a team-high 25 points. Terrence Wright and Deas each scored 14 for Morgan State. Damian Zellous came off the bench to score 13 points and record a game-high five assists. The Bears, who have played 11 of their 13 games on the road, had not competed at Hill Field House since Dec. 10. The Bears stumbled with 39 percent shooting in the second half but hit 17 of 21 free throws. For the game, they shot a season-best 80 percent (20 of 25) from the foul line.
MOUNT ST. MARY'S (7-7)
This week: At Monmouth, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; At Wagner, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Fast breaks: Chris McGuthrie scored a season-high 33 points in the Mount's 103-86 victory over Rider. McGuthrie has scored 20 or more points in five of his past six games. Senior F Michael Watson had 19 points for the Mount. It was the Mountaineers' high point total of the season and their fifth win in six starts. It was also the Mount's fourth straight victory at home. The Mount is 5-1 in the Northeast Conference, its best start in the league.
This week: At Colgate, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; Army, Saturday, 3 p.m.
Fast breaks: The Midshipmen lost to Holy Cross, 87-77. The Crusaders took a 26-9 first-half advantage, but the Midshipmen outscored Holy Cross 22-5 over a nine-minute span to tie the game at 31. The Crusaders responded with a 13-4 spurt for a 44-35 halftime edge. Michael Heary, who was Navy's top scorer with 23, led a second-half surge that saw the Midshipmen take their first lead at 50-48 with 13:13 remaining. Heary's three-pointer gave Navy its final lead of the game at 53-51. Holy Cross reclaimed the lead and then pulled away, thanks to 28-of-31 free-throw shooting and three second-half three-pointers by Gordon Hamilton. Wes Cooper scored 15 points for Navy.
TOWSON STATE (5-6)
Tonight: At Charleston Southern, 7:30 p.m. The Tigers are led by Ralph Blalock (18.5 ppg, 52 percent shooting from the field). Charleston Southern, which defeated UMBC, 77-69, on Saturday, tops the Big South in scoring at 75.3 points. Eric Burks has scored at least 20 points in three straight games for the Buccaneers.
This week: At UMBC, Thursday, 7 p.m.
Fast breaks: The Tigers were edged by Coastal Carolina, 89-87. Towson State was led by Stevie Thomas with 18 points. Jason Crump scored 10 points and had 12 rebounds. With Coastal Carolina leading 87-84, Phillip Richards blocked a shot by Blalock and passed off to Greg Smith. Richards took the ball back, but he was unable to connect on the shot. The Chanticleers' Maurice Ingram got the offensive rebound and scored what turned out to be the winning basket with four seconds remaining. Blalock connected on a three-point shot with one second remaining.
Tonight: At Coastal Carolina, 7:30 p.m. The Retrievers' four-game winning streak ended Saturday. Marc Lay leads UMBC in scoring (12.0 ppg). Coastal Carolina edged Towson State, 89-87, on Saturday. Keke Hicks of Coastal Carolina leads the Big South in scoring (23.9 ppg). Hicks scored 33 against Towson State.
This week: Towson State, Thursday, 7 p.m.; UNC-Greensboro, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Fast breaks: The Retrievers lost to Charleston Southern, 77-69. Charleston Southern led by as many as 13 points before Pascal Fleury scored five points in a 14-6 UMBC run that cut the Buccaneers' lead to 47-43 with 14:29 left. Three layups by Eric Burks and a three-pointer by Brett Larrick brought the Charleston Southern lead back up to 59-45 with 9:26 remaining. Marc Lay paced the Retrievers with 17 points. Tony Thompson had 16 and Fleury contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Tonight: Howard, 7:30 p.m. The Hawks lead the MEAC in scoring and field-goal defense. Howard, which leads the MEAC with a 2-0 conference mark, is coming off a 71-66 victory over North Carolina A&T; on Wednesday.
This week: South Carolina State, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Fast breaks: The Hawks, despite 31 points by Aaron McKinney, were upset by Morgan State, 76-65. Morgan State took its first double-digit lead of the season when Jarrad Smith hit a turnaround jumper with nine minutes left to give Morgan State a 60-50 advantage. UMES would get no closer than seven as Morgan State made 14 of its last 15 foul shots. The Hawks had built an early 17-7 lead.
DIVISIONS II and III
Fast breaks: Casey Musick (Cardinal Gibbons) scored 28 points and Kyle Jefferson (Hammond) had 25 and 17 rebounds in leading host Salisbury State to a 105-101 victory over Mary Washington in a Capital Athletic Conference game. . . . Derek Cuff scored 22 as Washington beat Dickinson. . . . Sophomore Predrag Durkovic scored 27 points as Goucher defeated St. Mary's, 91-78. . . . Bowie State dropped a 93-85 decision to Johnson C. Smith. . . . Villa Julie was outscored 10-4 in overtime in a 104-98 loss to Wesley.
Fast breaks: Sophomore Trinette Tucker scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Towson State to an 83-51 victory over Charleston Southern in a Big South game. . . . Senior center Eunice French had game highs of 16 points and 10 rebounds as UMBC won its fourth straight by defeating visiting Coastal Carolina, 58-51, in a Big South game. . . . Adi Schneck scored 21 for Navy in the Midshipmen's 84-62 loss to Holy Cross. . . . Susie Rowlyk led five Mountaineers in double figures with 19 points as Mount St. Mary's defeated visiting Long Island, 88-52. . . . Renee Doctor had 28 points and 21 rebounds as Coppin State rallied from a 22-point first-half deficit to edge Delaware State, 71-68. . . . Washington College's Eboni Taylor scored a game-high 17 points in the Shoremen's 77-52 loss to Dickinson. . . . Kaira Warfield scored 20 points to pace Morgan State past UMES, 72-66. . . . Brandey Lemons and Kimberly McCall scored 16 points as Bowie State defeated Johnson C. Smith, 79-64. . . . Erin Murphey (Francis Scott Key) had a season-high 18 points and a career-high 11 rebounds as Western Maryland routed host Bryn Mawr, 77-38.