Loyola (3-7) at Siena (4-7)
Site: Alumni Recreation Center, Loudonville, N.Y.
Outlook: The Greyhounds have won their last two games, but RTC haven't played in a week because of the snow. They went into double overtime to defeat St. Joseph's last Thursday, 80-78. Senior G Teron Owens has been hot since entering the starting lineup, scoring 59 points in three games and making 14 of 26 shots from beyond the arc. Junior F Anthony Smith, a transfer from Duquesne, has 45 points in three games, helping to compensate for the loss of point guard John McDonald, who left school. Sophomore G Mike Powell is averaging around 20 points, five rebounds and four assists a game. Siena leads the series, 13-6.
Northeastern (1-10) at Towson State (5-5)
Site: Towson Center
Outlook: Towson is coming off Saturday's 85-72 loss at Maine, which evened its NAC record at 1-1. Terry Truax was ejected and won't be allowed to coach the Tigers tonight in accordance with conference rules; Jim Meil will run the team. Senior F Ralph Blalock leads the Tigers at 17.9 ppg. Senior C Stevie Thomas (11.6) and senior G Scooter Alexander (11.4) also are averaging in double figures. Sophomore F Derrick Earl has totaled 26 points in two starts. Northeastern defeated Towson, 81-80, in the only previous meeting between the schools, in the semifinals of the Fairfield Tournament in 1981. Northeastern is 0-4 in the NAC.
Site: Coppin Center
Radio: WOLB (1010 AM)
Outlook: The Eagles will be putting their 34-game home winning streak, the longest in the nation, on the line. They are 4-0 at home this season and are coming off Saturday's 82-71 victory over North Carolina A&T; in their MEAC opener. Junior F Reggie Welch scored 31 points as Coppin ended a five-game losing streak. Four players are averaging double figures in scoring, including Terquin Mott (18.2 ppg) and Welch (17.2 ppg). The Eagles lead the series with UMES, 31-10, and have won 20 straight, including all 17 during coach Fang Mitchell's tenure. Most recently, they overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to win by 58-54. UMES's last win over Coppin was in December 1985. The Fighting Hawks had won two straight going into yesterday's game against Bethune-Cookman, including Saturday's 71-66 victory over Florida A&M;, and were 2-0 in the MEAC. They are 2-5 away from home.
Mount St. Mary's (5-4) at Rider (5-5)
Site: Alumni Gymnasium, Lawrenceville, N.J.
Radio: WQSI (820 AM)
Outlook: The Mountaineers won their NEC opener on Saturday, beating Long Island, 92-74. Senior G Riley Inge had 15 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Sophomore C Gerben Van Dorpe had a career-high 20 points. Rider leads the series, 10-9, though the Mount has won three of the past five, including a seven-point victory in last year's conference championship game. Rider is led by junior F Charles Smith (20 ppg, 6.5 rpg). The Broncos are 32-4 against NEC opponents at Alumni gym under coach Kevin Bannon.