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College Sports Roundup

January 22, 2008

By Mathew Schlissel 

COPPIN STATE EAGLES

The men's basketball team was back in Baltimore after nine straight road games, but suffered a 56-55 loss to Bethune-Cookman last Saturday and fell to Florida A&M, 63-48, Monday. Coppin State (4-15, 0-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) lost at home to Florida A&M for the first time since the 2002-03 season. Twyain McKee led the Eagles with 15 points, while Robert Pressy added 11 points and nine rebounds. The Eagles travel to Hampton to take on the Pirates Saturday and face Howard in Washington on Monday.

Senior Rashida Suber, who scored 10 points in Coppin's 61-46 win over Bethune-Cookman last Saturday to become the Eagles' all-time leading scorer, celebrated her birthday with a career-high 33 points in Mondays 90-62 win over Florida A&M. Shalamar Oakley added 25 points, seven assists and two steals. The 90 points scored Monday marks the most points scored under coach Derek Brown. Coppin State (8-10, 3-2 MEAC) will travel to Hampton Saturday and then Howard in D.C. on Monday. 

LOYOLA GREYHOUNDS

The men's basketball team defeated Saint Peter's on the road, 62-57, last Saturday for its second straight win. Senior forward Michael Tuck led Loyola (9-10, 5-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with his eighth career double-double. Sophomore guard Brett Harvey added 13 points while freshman guard Brian Rudolph dished out seven assists. The Greyhounds host Siena Thursday. 

The women's basketball team shot just 22 percent in the first half and couldn't overcome an 11-point halftime deficit, losing to Fairfield on the road, 48-41, last Sunday. Siobhan Prior led Loyola (8-9, 3-4 MAAC) with 14 points. The Greyhounds travel to New York to take on Iona Friday before facing Marist Sunday in Poughkeepsie, N.J.  

MARYLAND TERRAPINS


Senior Crystal Langhorne contributed 31 points and 15 rebounds in Maryland's 99-95 victory over Georgia Tech.
(Mitch Stringer/PressBox)

The men's basketball team silenced the critics last Saturday, upsetting No. 1 North Carolina, 82-80, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Senior Bambale Osby scored the game-winner with 21 seconds left. Senior James Gist led the Terrapins (12-7, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Landon Milbourne scored 14 points while Greivis Vasquez recorded 12 points and 11 assists. Maryland hosts rival Duke Sunday. 

Last Sunday, Georgia Tech pushed the women's basketball team to the limits, forcing two overtimes, but Maryland pulled through, edging the Yellow Jackets, 99-95, in College Park. Crystal Langhorne led the Terps (22-1, 6-0 ACC) with 31 points and 15 rebounds, Laura Harper added 24 points and a career-high 20 rebounds, but it was Marissa Coleman who scored Maryland's first five points in the second overtime, giving the Terps the boost they needed. Maryland, ranked fourth in the nation, will face North Carolina in Chapel Hill Saturday.  

MORGAN STATE BEARS

The men's basketball team continued its strong play at home, defeating Bethune-Cookman, 59-50, Monday to extend the Bears' home record to 5-0. Morgan State (9-8, 4-1 MEAC) got another solid performance on the boards from Boubacar Coly, who tallied 11 rebounds and two blocked shots. Coly has grabbed 30 rebounds in the past two games. The Bears travel to Howard Saturday, then face Hampton in Virginia Monday.

The women's basketball team remains undbeaten at home following a 54-52 win over Bethune-Cookman Monday. Corin Adams led the Bears (10-6, 4-1 MEAC) with 25 points, seven assists and six steals, all game highs. The Bears improved to 4-0 at home this season and extended their home winning streak to seven. The Bears face Howard in Washington Saturday.   

NAVY MIDSHIPMEN

The men's basketball team lost in dramatic fashion last Saturday as Andrew Brown nailed a three-pointer with 47.5 seconds left in overtime to lead Lafayette over Navy, 103-99. The victory marked an NCAA record-tying sixth overtime win for the Leopards. Greg Sprink led the Midshipmen (8-10, 1-3 PL) with 33 points and 12 boards, while Chris Harris added 26 points and six assists. Navy hosts service rival Army Sunday. 

The women's basketball team's offense came up empty in the second half, going the final 12 minutes with just one field goal, and fell to Lafayette, 60-44, in Easton, Pa. Navy (4-14, 0-3 PL) led by as many as eight points midway through the first half. The second half was a different story as the Mids were outscored, 32-12. Kristin Bowen led Navy with 15 points while Cassie Consedine added 14 points and 11 boards. Navy hosts Army Sunday. 

TOWSON TIGERS

The men's basketball team fell to William & Mary, 61-51, last Saturday in Williamsburg. The Tigers have now lost eight straight road games. Junior Tim Crossin led Towson with 14 points. The Tigers (6-11, 2-5 Colonial Athletic Association) host James Madison Saturday. 

The women's basketball team continued its hot streak, routing George Mason, 65-38, at the Towson Center last Sunday to win a ninth straight game. Sophomore Haliena Snowden led Towson (13-3, 5-0 CAA) with a career-high 15 points, going 7-for-7 from the field. The Tigers' defense held the Patriots to 29.4 percent shooting from the floor, forced 23 turnovers and held George Mason to its lowest point total of the season. Towson hosts Drexel Thursday.  

UMBC RETRIEVERS


Senior Brian Hodges scored 12 points but couldn't convert clutch free throws in the closing seconds of UMBC's 62-59 loss at Binghamton.
(Sabina Moran/PressBox)

The men's basketball team fell at Binghamton, 62-59, last Saturday. The Retrievers (12-7, 4-2 America East) took the lead at 54-53 on a pair of free throws by Darryl Proctor. Moments later, guard Jay Greene gave UMBC a three-point lead on a drive to the bucket at 59-56 with 48 seconds remaining. However, after a pair of Binghamton free throws, guard Brian Hodges, an 80 percent career foul shooter, missed the front end of a one-and-one situation with 24 seconds left. Then Binghamton post Lazar Trifunovic hit an 8-foot jump hook with seven seconds left for the game-winner. Ray Barbosa led the Retrievers with 14 points, while Hodges added 12. 

The women's basketball team fell to Vermont, 65-55, last Sunday in Burlington. Senior guard Kristin Drabyn led the Retrievers with 15 points, all five of her field goals coming from three-point range. Sophomore guard Carlee Cassidy added 12 points and was the only other Retriever in double figures. UMBC heads north next Wednesday to battle Boston University.

Issue 3.4: January 24, 2008