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College Sports Roundup

December 1, 2008

By Mathew Schlissel

Online Exclusive


Senior Kristi Tolliver had 15 points, five assists and four rebounds in Maryland's 79-52 win over Illinois.
(Mitch Stringer/PressBox)
The men's basketball team continued its brutal early season non-conference schedule last weekend as the Eagles fell at Kansas, 85-53, Friday and lost at Richmond, 78-67, Sunday. Richmond shot 69.2 percent from the floor in the first half on its way to a 49-32 advantage at the intermission. Against Richmond, Coppin State (1-3) was led by senior Tywain McKee's 20 points, while freshman Jordan Lee added 15 points. The Eagles face local rival Morgan State Saturday. 

The women's basketball team lost to Penn State, 76-61, Saturday in in the consolation game of the Timeout 4 HIV/Aids Tournament in Malibu, Calif. Coppin State (0-4) was led by senior Danielle Anders, who shot 50 percent from the floor and scored a career-high 28 points. Anders, who also tallied seven boards and three assists, was named to the all-tournament team. Coppin State travels to Wake Forest Saturday.


The men's basketball team fell to Vermont, 64-62, Saturday in Burlington. Senior guard Marquis Sullivan came off the bench to score 19 points for the Greyhounds, while freshman guard J'hared Hall added a career-high 11 points in just 12 minutes. Junior forward Jawaan Wright added a career-high five blocks. Loyola (2-5) hosts Niagara Sunday.

The women's basketball team used a 16-0 second-half run to defeat Bucknell, 61-52, Saturday at Reitz Arena. Loyola (3-2) trailed by 10 with less than 10 minutes to play before the Greyhounds made their run. Kaitlin Grant led all players with 19 points. Alex Berlin set career-high marks in points (14), free throws (11) and free throw attempts (12). Loyola travels to Riverdale, N.Y., Friday to take face Manhattan.

After upsetting Michigan State Thursday, the men's basketball team was routed by Gonzaga, 81-59, Friday and Georgetown, 75-48, Sunday in the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. The Terps had not faced Georgetown in the regular season in 15 years and last faced the Hoyas in the 2001 NCAA Tournament, when Maryland won, 76-66. This time, it was all Georgetown. Eric Hayes and Adrian Bowie led the Terps (4-2) with 11 points each. Maryland faces George Washington in the BB&T Classic Sunday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.  

The women's basketball team dominated Illinois, 79-52, Friday at the Cancun Caribbean Challenge. Senior Marisa Coleman led the Terps with 17 points. Senior guard Kristi Tolliver added 15 points, dished out five assists and gathered four rebounds. Maryland returns to action Thursday when the Terrapins travel to face Purdue in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.


The men's basketball team lost to Ole Miss, 78-70, Saturday in Oxford. Morgan (2-5) had a seven-point lead in the second half, but Ole Miss rallied with surges of 15-0 and 14-0 to put away the Bears. Reggie Holmes and Rogers Barnes led the Bears with 17 points, while Kevin Thompson added 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. The Bears had the edge on the boards, 43-35, including 21 offensive rebounds. Morgan State hosts Coppin State Saturday.

The women's basketball team defeated American, 57-54, Saturday at Hill Field House. Corin Adams Adams finished with a game-high 19 points and moved into 11th place in Morgan State's all-time scoring list with 1,040 points. The Beast host Bowie State Saturday.


Senior Kaleo Kina scored a career-high 30 points to lift the men's basketball team to a 73-71 overtime win over Radford Saturday in Annapolis. Kina made a pair of free throws to give the Mids a 69-68 leads with 1:07 left in overtime. He then nailed a long 3-pointer to put the Mids ahead by four points. After Radford's Amir Johnson responded with a three-pointer with 13.6 seconds left, Kina made two free throws to help put the game away. Navy (5-1) faces Penn on the road Friday and Virginia Tech Sunday in the BB&T Classic in Washington, D.C.

The women's basketball team overcame a slow start to defeat Delaware State, 55-45, Sunday in Annapolis. The Mids (4-4) shot just 17.2 percent from the floor in the first half but hit 57.9 percent of their shots in the second half. Angela Myers led the Mids with a team-high 12 points. Navy faces Penn Friday in Philadelphia.


The men's basketball team's trip to Philadelphia for the Philly Hoop Group Classic did not turn out as the Tigers had hoped. After falling to Villanova, 64-47, Friday, the Tigers were thrashed by Penn State, 78-54, Saturday in the consolation game. Freshman Troy Franklin paced the Tigers with 12 points and was the only Towson player in double figures. The Tigers host Hofstra Saturday.

The women's basketball team came back from a 12-point second-half deficit to defeat Duquesne, 59-56, Sunday at the Towson Center. Sophomore guard Omaroa Parker led the Tigers with 15 points, while junior center Katrina Wheeler notched her second straight double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Towson faces UMBC Saturday in Catonsville.


The men's basketball team rallied to defeat Toledo, 61-56, Saturday before 2,116 fans at the RAC Arena. The Retrievers used a strong defense to hold Toledo scoreless for nearly eight minutes down the stretch. It was the ninth consecutive home win for UMBC (4-2). Seniors Jay Greene and Darryl Proctor each scored 14 points to lead the Retrievers.  Greene also added six assists, while Proctor led the Retrievers with eight rebounds. UMBC will face Central Connecticut State Dec. 10.

Freshman forward Erin Brown posted career highs of 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead the women's basketball team over the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 92-70, in the Iona Thanksgiving Classic Sunday. Freshman guard Michelle Kurowski added 19 points, while junior guard Carlee Cassidy tallied 18. UMBC hit season-high 33 field goals and shot 58.8 percent from three-point range. UMBC hosts Towson Saturday.


The Johns Hopkins men's basketball team finished second in the Provident Bank Pride of Maryland Tournament Sunday, falling to St. Mary's, 84-81, in the final. Hopkins was led by Pat O'Connell, who scored a career-high 26 points.


The College of Notre Dame basketball team lost to Salem, 63-60, Sunday in the consolation game of the Turkey Shootout in Fayetteville, N.C. Senior Kendra Baldwin led the Gators with 18 points.


Stevenson's men's basketball team lost to McDaniel, 75-66, Saturday in the Provident Pride Tournament. Senior Greg Woody led four Mustangs in double figures with 16 points.

Posted December 1, 2008