Tonight's games


UMBC (1-8) at Florida State (6-2)

Site: Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, Fla.

Time: 7

Outlook: The Retrievers have lost six in a row. They were beaten by Central Connecticut on Saturday, 63-62, when Derrick Dunlap made a free throw with 16 seconds left and Tony Thompson's layup at the buzzer was blocked. Thompson (15.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg) scored 22 and has reached double figures in 12 straight games. The Seminoles, winners of three straight, are led by junior G James Collins (20.9 ppg). Five Seminoles are averaging in double figures.

Morgan State (1-7) at BYU (5-3)

Site: Marriott Center, Provo, Utah

Time: 7

Outlook: The Bears have lost four in a row, most recently to West Virginia, 108-80. Chris Watson leads Morgan in scoring (10.4 ppg) and rebounding (6.4). Morgan has been outscored 361-270 in the second half. A BYU win would be a record-setting 21st straight at the Marriott Center. This is the schools' first meeting. BYU is coming off an 81-71 loss to Texas Tech, when the Cougars' Jeff Campbell scored a career-high 20 and Randy Reid had a career-high 14 assists. Junior G Bryon Ruffner has 18.1 ppg and 6.8 rpg.

UMES (5-3) at Maryland (5-3)

Site: Cole Field House, College Park

Time: 8

Radio: WBAL (1090 AM)

Outlook: UMES has not beaten Maryland in 12 tries. The last meeting was three years ago when Maryland romped, 94-63. Terps coach Gary Williams wouldn't reveal his lineup, but there's a chance Exree Hipp will regain hisstarting job. That would move Sarunas Jasikevicius back to the bench, despite his 6-for-9 shooting and 13-point game against American. For UMES, Aaron McKinney is shooting only 35 percent from the field but leads the team with 11.8 ppg. John Woods, the Hawks' 6-foot-9 center, is averaging 10.3 points and 7.3 rebounds with 17 blocked shots (Maryland has 25 as a team). Some 3,100 seats are still available.

Mount St. Mary's (4-2) at Minnesota (6-4)

Site: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, Minn.

Time: 8

Radio: WQSI (820 AM)

Outlook: The Mount hasn't played since Dec. 18, when it upset then-No. 21 Georgia Tech, 71-69 behind 37 points from G Chris McGuthrie (25.7 ppg). The Mount has won four straight, and coach Jim Phelan says he doesn't expect his team to sneak up on anyone after shocking the Yellow Jackets. Minnesota recently broke a three-game losing streak with a win over Sacramento State. Swingman Sam Jacobson averages 15.4 ppg, and G Mark Jones 13.5 ppg.

Loyola (1-6) vs. Kan. State (6-3)

Site: Oakland (Calif.) Coliseum Arena

Time: 9

Outlook: This game is part of the Otis Spunkmeyer Classic, which also includes Holy Cross and California. Loyola has lost its past six games, most recently at Monmouth, 73-59. The Greyhounds' only win was in their opener, against William and Mary. G John McDonald (10.9 ppg) had 14 points against Monmouth. Nsilo Abraham had 13 points and eight rebounds, but leading scorer Mike Powell (18.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.1 apg) was held to 11 points before fouling out. Loyola is facing a Big Eight team for the first time in its 84 years.


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