Maryland (12-7) at Florida State (10-9)
Site: Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, Fla.
TV/Radio: Ch. 54/WBAL (1090 AM)
Outlook: The game has the look of a rout. The Terps (5-4 in Atlantic Coast Conference) have won three in a row and six of seven. The Seminoles (2-7) are in last place, and have lost five in a row and seven of eight. The teams' meeting last month at Maryland was postponed by the blizzard, but the Terps beat FSU three times last year by an average margin of 11.7. The Seminoles are second in the ACC in blocked shots, as 6-foot-9 Corey Louis and 6-11 Randell Jackson have combined for 55.
Navy (11-10) at Holy Cross (10-12)
Site: Hart Center, Worcester, Mass.
Time: 1 p.m.
Radio: WNAV (1430 AM)
Outlook: The Midshipmen moved into second place in the Patriot League (6-2) by edging Lafayette, 61-59, Wednesday night behind sophomore Michael Heary's season-high 25 points. Heary leads Navy in scoring (11.9 ppg). Sophomore F Eddie Lucas (10.4 ppg), who missed the Lafayette game with the flu, is expected back. Holy Cross (4-4 league) is coming off a 94-84 upset of Colgate, sparked by junior F Chris Rojik's 23 points.
St. Francis (8-12) at Mount St. Mary's (14-6)
Site: Knott Arena, Emmitsburg
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Radio: WQSI (820 AM)
Outlook: The Mount has won eight in a row and pulled into a three-way tie for first place in the Northeast Conference at 10-2. Thursday night, senior guards Chris McGuthrie (22 points) and Riley Inge (21) led the Mount past Rider, 80-70. McGuthrie leads the NEC in scoring (21.5). St. Francis (N.Y.), which defeated the Mount last month, 60-50, is 2-10 in the conference. It began the season 5-0, but had lost seven straight until Monday's upset at Fairleigh Dickinson.
Site: Hill Field House
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Radio: WEAA (88.9 FM)
Outlook: Morgan State has lost five in a row after a promising stretch, and has dropped to 3-7 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Senior Paul Grant averages 11.3 points, and junior Scott Deas has increased his numbers to 10.3 points and 4.4 rebounds. Deas had 14 points and seven rebounds in a 57-54 win over Florida A&M; last month. Morgan is 1-6 since then. The Rattlers have lost nine straight and are 1-10 in the MEAC.
UMBC (3-17) at Charleston Southern (11-10)
Site: CSU Fieldhouse, Charleston, S.C.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Radio: WWLG (1360 AM)
Outlook: UMBC is hurting again, with senior F Kevin Bellinger, the team's leading rebounder, probably done for the season with a separated shoulder. Junior F Marc Lay is trying to play despite an ankle injury. At least junior point G Eric Hayes is back after having arthroscopic surgery on his knee last month. The Retrievers (1-8 Big South) are coming off Monday's 51-48 loss to Liberty. When these teams last met, the Retrievers set a school
record for lowest point total in a 54-38 loss.
Site: Reitz Arena
Time: 8 p.m.
Radio: WCAO (600 AM)
Outlook: This is a matchup of the two hottest teams in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, as second-place Loyola (5-2) and third-place Canisius (5-3) each have won four straight conference games. The Greyhounds will be without freshman C Roderick Platt (4.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg), who was lost for the season after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his right knee at Howard on Feb. 2. Freshman Duane Johnson (4.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg) takes his place in the starting lineup. Canisius leads the series, 12-5. Loyola sophomore G Mike Powell averages 18.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists.