Flu-ridden Navy visits Catholic University, a squad glad to be back home, for an 8 o'clock area basketball skirmish tonight.

Other Games pit Duquesne against George Washington in an Eastern Eight Conference contest at Smith Center (8 p.m.); Spring Garden takes on the University of the District of Columbia at Dunbar High at 7:30; Gallaudet visits Washington Bible College (7:30); and Bowie State will try to win its second game of the season, at Lincoln University (7:30).

The Middies, 10-9, are coming off a 70-62 setback to William & Mary on Tuesday night. They will take the court with center Hank Kuzma and forward Kevin Sinnett, the top two scorers, plus sixth-man John Geshay all suffering from the flu.

Catholic, 8-9, beat Boston University on Monday night and spent an additional day in snow-bound Boston because the airports shut down. The Cardinals returned home Wednesday night by train.

Navy won last year's meeting at Ananpolis, 68-60.

George Washington, with only two losses to Villanova marring their record in the last 11 games, plays its final home league game against the Dukes, 4-3 in the conference and 8-11 overall. The Colonials, 14-6 and 3-4, won last year, 80-75.Duquesne's leading scorer, Lonnie McClain (13.7) will be playing despite a shoulder separation. Starting forwards Jesse Hubbard and John Moore are suffering from the flu.