MAINE BLACK BEARS NEWS

NJIT defeats Maine 88-82

Damon Lynn scored 24 points and four other New Jersey Institute of Technology players reached double figures Tuesday night in an 88-82 victory over Maine. Lynn, who averages 20.7 points per game, made four 3-pointers and was 5 of 6 from the line down the stretch. NJIT (3-2) led by as much as 17 in the second half and never trailed. Terrence Smith added 12 points and a game-high...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Maine making most of winning atmosphere

Even the football players at the University of Maine admit that the school is better known for hockey. But the Black Bears football team, which is eying the playoffs after improving to 10-1 for the first time in the program's 121-year history, hopes that could soon change. ''Everybody loves a winning program and we're hoping this starts a different type of atmosphere around here...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 12 UConn beats Maine 95-68 to improve to 9-0

Maine coach Ted Woodward thought if he could stop UConn from getting easy baskets, the Black Bears might have a better chance of staying with the Huskies. No. 12 UConn scored only 30 points in the paint, but seven players hit shots from 3-point range, and the Huskies made 14 shots from behind the arc in a 95-68 rout of the Black Bears on Friday night. ''There's only so many things...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Maine defeats Middle Tennessee 89-85 in OT

Dimitry Akanda-Coronel scored 27 points, including three in overtime as Maine defeated Middle Tennessee 89-85 Sunday in the first game of the Dr. Pepper Classic. Maine (2-9) snapped an eight-game losing streak, and will play either tournament host Chattanooga or Grand Canyon in the championship game Monday. Akanda-Coronel opened overtime with a three-point play to give Maine a...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Maine rolls by Binghamton 82-66

Dimitry Akanda-Coronel scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Maine used a strong first half to take down Binghamton 82-66 on Sunday. Maine (3-10, 1-0 America East Conference) opened a 49-28 halftime lead, led by 13 points from Kilian Cato. The Black Bears shot 56 percent in the first half and forced 13 first-half turnovers by Binghamton (3-11, 0-1). After falling behind...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Oliver Wahlstrom, 13-Year-Old YouTube Hockey Sensation, Verbally Commits to University of Maine (Videos)

Anyone who has watched his or her fair share of Boston Bruins games over the past few years remembers Oliver Wahlstrom, the undisputed champion of the TD Bank Mini 1-on-1 circuit. The young phenom, who was just 9 years old when he made his debut on the Bruins’ intermission showcase, will be taking his talents to Hockey East — in 2019. Wahlstrom, who now plays on the North Yarmouth...
Via NESN.com
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Frozen Fenway Live: Boston University, Maine Square Off In Iconic Outdoor Setting

The Boston University Terriers and the Maine Black Bears will conclude Frozen Fenway 2014 with a fantastic matchup featuring two of Hockey East’s top programs. This is the first time these two schools have played since Maine defeated BU 7-0 on home ice in mid-November. At 7-10-2 (2-4-1 in Hockey East), Saturday afternoon’s game is incredibly important for the Terriers as they...
Via NESN.com
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

13-year-old hockey prodigy verbally commits to University of Maine

The University of Maine hockey program received a verbal commitment from an emerging star on Friday. It should also be noted that the current age and grade level of this aforementioned player is 13 years and seventh, respectively.Yes, Oliver Wahlstrom has pledged to the Black Bears at the ripe old age of 13, making him the nation's youngest NCAA hockey commit of all-time.“Oliver...
Via Bush League Chronicle
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Frozen Fenway: Maine Defeats Boston University 7-3 With Impressive Special Teams Performance

Great special teams play has been an integral part of Maine’s success this season and it was the deciding factor in its decisive 7-3 victory over Boston University during Saturday’s Frozen Fenway doubleheader. The Black Bears entered the matchup as the only Hockey East squad ranked in the top five of power-play percentage and penalty killing success, and it wasn’t hard to see...
Via NESN.com
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bivins leads UMass Lowell over Maine 74-62

Antonio Bivins scored 25 points as Massachusetts-Lowell rallied in the second half to defeat Maine 74-62 on Thursday night. Bivins made 10 of 12 shots from the floor and all five of his free-throw attempts. Chad Holley added 12 points and Akeem Williams 11. Kerry Weldon had 13 rebounds. Lowell (5-13, 4-3 America East) snapped a two-game losing streak. Xavier Pollard scored 15 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pollard keys surge, Maine tops New Hampshire 68-60

Xavier Pollard's jumper midway through the second half gave Maine the lead and he added eight of the Black Bears final 19 points to spark a 68-60 win over New Hampshire Wednesday night. Maine held the Wildcats scoreless for almost three minutes down the stretch on their home court to secure the win. The game was the 184th meeting between the rivals. Maine holds a 117-67 advantage...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Maine holds on for 83-80 win over UMBC

Xavier Pollard and Zarko Valjarevic scored 18 points each as Maine held on for an 83-80 victory over University of Maryland, Baltimore County Saturday afternoon. UMBC had closed to 77-75 following a Chase Plummer jump shot, but Valjarevic quickly followed with a 3-pointer to extend the lead. UMBC made five free throws to close the gap to 81-80 with 55 seconds remaining. Troy Reid...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Bivins, UMass Lowell upend Maine 84-72

Antonio Bivins came off the bench to put in 24 points while grabbing 12 rebounds in leading UMass-Lowell to an 84-72 win over Maine on Thursday night. DJ Mlachnik added 19 points for the River Hawks, who shot 54 percent from the field. Maine (5-22, 3-12 America East), who lost to the River Hawks earlier in the season, led 38-35 at the break, but UMass-Lowell (10-18, 8-8) broke...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UMass Lowell River Hawks fall to Maine in a pair of one-run games

(Photo/Justin Soderberg) LOWELL – Saturday marked the rise of a new era for UMass Lowell baseball. 20 games into the season, the River Hawks made their maiden voyage at LeLacheur Park as a Division I program, hosting America East rival Maine in a home-opening doubleheader. However, the results favored the Black Bears (12-9, 3-5 AE) as the visitors scored a 5-4 win in...
Via Down on the Yarn
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Maine names Bob Walsh as next coach

The Black Bears have found their coach. Bob Walsh is taking over the program, agreeing to a four-year deal worth $420,000. The school made its announcement Wednesday morning. Walsh takes over for Ted Woodward, who was terminated after 10 seasons on the job, amassing a 117-178 record. The Black Bears went 6-23 last season. Walsh went 204-63 the past nine seasons while coaching...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Maine Wide Receiver Derrick Johnson As Undrafted Free Agent

Maine’s Derrick Johnson must have had an impressive showing at his New England Patriots rookie minicamp tryout. The Patriots signed the wide receiver as an undrafted free agent, his agent, Josh Stevens, confirmed Sunday on Twitter. Johnson, 22, had an impressive showing at his pro day in May. He ran a 4.47-second 40-yard dash with a 6.60-second three-cone drill and 4.20-second...
Via NESN.com
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Binghamton Stays Alive; Stony Brook Advances to Title Game on Day 2 of America East Baseball Championship

LOWELL, Mass.- No. 1 seed Stony Brook advanced to the championship game, while third-seeded Binghamton staved off elimination in the 2014 America East Baseball Tournament at LeLacheur Park on Friday. The Seawolves came out of the winners bracket with a, 10-6, victory over No. 2 Hartford. Binghamton defeated Maine, 6-3, in an elimination game. The Bearcats and Hawks will play Saturday...
Via Down on the Yarn
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NESN 30: University Of Maine Wins First NCAA Division I Hockey Title (Video)

It was a storybook season for the University of Maine men’s ice hockey team. In 1993, the Black Bears were competing against Lake Superior State for their first NCAA Division I hockey title. They were down 4-2 in the third period, but they weren’t done yet. Maine scored three times in four-and-a-half minutes, solidifying a spectacular ending for their first title and finishing...
Via NESN.com
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Maine limits Norfolk St to 100 yards in 10-6 win

ORONO, Maine (AP) The Maine defense, led by Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga's 14 tackles, held Norfolk State to just 100 total yards to lead the Black Bears to a 10-6 victory in the season opener for both teams Saturday night. Cameron Marouf kicked field goals of 46- and 38-yards on Norfolk State's first two possessions and the Spartans took a 6-0 lead. Maine forced Norfolk State into...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston College Likely To Be Heavy Favorite Against Maine After USC Win

Coming off a huge upset victory last weekend, the Boston College Eagles will have a low-key matchup on Saturday afternoon as they play host to the CAA’s Maine Black Bears at Alumni Stadium. The game had yet to receive a betting line at the sportsbooks as of late Thursday. Boston College improved to 2-1 both straight-up and against the spread on the season last weekend when they...
Via NESN.com
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanova breezes by Maine 41-20

ORONO, Maine (AP) John Robertson threw for 285 yards and four touchdowns, Poppy Livers added 87 yards receiving and a touchdown, and Villanova beat Maine 41-20 on Saturday. Villanova led 21-13 at halftime, and then Robertson threw two third quarter touchdowns, including a 43-yard strike to Kevin Gulyas. It was the fourth consecutive game in which Robertson had thrown four TD's for...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Stony Brook rallies to beat Maine 19-7

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) Stony Brook gave up a lightning-fast touchdown less than a minute into the game, but rallied to beat Maine 19-7 Saturday night. The Seawolves (3-4, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association) were down 7-0 after Maine's Daniel Collins connected with Jeremy Salmon for 73 yards on their second play. It was the Black Bears (2-4, 1-2) longest play from scrimmage this season...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Albany too strong; beats Maine 20-7

ORONO, Maine (AP) Omar Osbourne rushed for 98 yards, Christian Dorsey had a 60-yard fumble return for a touchdown, and Albany (N.Y.) beat Maine 20-7 on Saturday. Will Fiacchi had 120 yards through the air and a touchdown for an Albany offense that won despite finishing with just 212 yards of total offense. Dorsey's fumble return tied the game at 7 and field goals of 52 and 46 yards...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Late score lifts Maine past Rhode Island 20-14.

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Jerickson Fedrick's 10-yard touchdown run with just under 2 minutes remaining lifted Maine to a 20-14 win over Rhode Island on Saturday. Fedrick's score capped an 11-play, 70-yard drive to help the Black Bears (3-5, 2-3 Colonial Athletic Association) beat the Rams (0-8, 0-4) for the eighth-straight time. Myles Holmes had given Rhode Island a 14-6 lead by returning...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Beckford, Belcher lift Maine past Elon 24-17

ELON, N.C. (AP) Nigel Beckford ran for 104 yards and a touchdown and caught one of Drew Belcher's two touchdown passes as Maine held off Elon 24-17 on Saturday. The Black Bears (5-5, 4-3 Colonial Athletic) limited Elon to 172 yards of total offense, holding the ball more than 21 minutes long, but the Phoenix (1-10, 0-7) cashed in on both Maine turnovers to stay in the game. Elon...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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