MARYLAND WOMEN (10-15) at No. 6 VIRGINIA (22-3)
Site: University Hall, Charlottesville, Va.
Outlook: Maryland (2-13 in the Atlantic Coast Conference) has lost seven in a row and is 3-7 on the road. Freshman forward Stephanie Cross leads the Terps in scoring (11.1), averaging 24 minutes off the bench. Virginia (15-0) is attempting to become the first ACC team to finish 16-0 in the league. The Cavaliers
have won 11 straight and have allowed more than 70 points once in the past 13 games. Junior forward Wendy Palmer leads Virginia in scoring (18.1) and rebounding (9.6). The Cavaliers lead the series, 21-20, winning the past six meetings. The Terps last won at Virginia on Jan. 15, 1992, and the Cavaliers haven't lost at home since.
LOYOLA (8-17) at FAIRFIELD (12-13)
Site: Alumni Hall, Fairfield, Conn.
Time: 2 p.m.
Outlook: Loyola (4-9 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) has lost two straight and dropped to seventh in the conference. Senior David Credle scored a career-high 22 points in an 88-81 loss to Siena, which outscored Loyola 34-17 at the free-throw line Friday. Sophomore Greg Francis (14.2 ppg, 3.2 apg) scored 19 points and sophomore Shannon Bowman (14.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg) had 15 as Fairfield ended a five-game losing streak with a 63-58 victory Thursday night at Iona to clinch fourth place. The Stags (6-7) never trailed and hit seven three-pointers while Iona made only one. Fairfield downed Loyola, 69-66, on Jan. 20.