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UMBC beats Maine 83-71 for 3rd straight win

BANGOR, Maine (AP) Will Darley scored hit six 3-pointers and finished with 31 points and UMBC won its third straight game with an 83-71 win over Maine on Saturday. Darley finished 11 of 20 from the field overall. Joe Sherburne added 16 points for the Retrievers (16-7, 7-3 America East), who hit nine 3-pointers and outscored the Black Bears 20-5 off the bench. The 16 victories...
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February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Rose scores career-best 20, leads Binghamton over Maine

BANGOR, Maine (AP) Timmy Rose had a career-best 20 points, and Willie Rodriguez made a pair of key 3-pointers to help Binghamton pull away and beat Maine 65-54 on Sunday. Rose was 6 of 8 from the floor and hit three 3-pointers. Rodriguez made 5 of 14 field goals for the Bearcats (12-11, 3-5 America East), who have won three straight since snapping a five-game skid. Wesley Myers...
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January 29, 2017  |  Discuss

UMaine women's hoops coach takes indefinite medical leave

ORONO, Maine (AP) The women's basketball coach at the University of Maine is taking an indefinite medical leave. UMaine announced Richard Barron's leave Friday. The university says Barron will be replaced by Amy Vachon, an associate head coach in her sixth season on the staff. UMaine did not reveal the nature of Barron's medical condition. He says he's on medication that has...
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January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Maine men’s basketball to protest HB2 law with rainbow-themed warm-ups at Duke

Ever since the controversial HB2 law was introduced in North Carolina in March of 2016, the sports world has responded with a universal “we don’t approve.” The NCAA and ACC moved championships out of North Carolina, Russell Wilson moved his wedding, the NBA moved its All-Star game, Mike Krzyewski condemned it, and Vermont Women’s Basketball announced it wouldn’t travel...
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December 02, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 10 Mississippi State beats Maine 87-43

BANGOR, Maine (AP) Victoria Vivians scored 26 points, Roshunda Johnson added 14 and No. 10 Mississippi State beat Maine 87-43 on Saturday in the championship game of the Maine Tipoff Tournament. Vivians, who led the Bulldogs in scoring last season, had a big game one night after being held to just four points. The 6-foot-1 junior made 9 of 19 shots from the field (47.4 percent...
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November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Maine forces late fumble, edges William & Mary 35-28

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) Micah Wright returned a punt 67 yards for a backbreaking score and Najee Goode forced a fumble just inside the 20 to halt a last-minute drive and preserve Maine's 35-28 win over William & Mary on Saturday. Two fumble recoveries were the difference as the Black Bears (5-3, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association) won their fifth straight in a statistically...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Maine breaks late tie, holds off Rhode Island 28-21

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Josh Mack ran for 115 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown run, to help lead Maine to a 28-21 win over Rhode Island on Saturday. Dan Collins threw for 147 yards and two scores for the Black Bears (4-3, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association). Both of Collins' TD tosses went to Micah Wright, who finished with 97 yards. Despite the close final score, Maine never...
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October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Collins passes Maine to 20-16 win over Albany

ORONO, Maine (AP) Dan Collins threw for 280 yards, including three long scoring plays, and Maine defeated Albany 20-16 on Saturday. The victory gave the Black Bears (3-3, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association) their third straight win and longest win streak since 2014. Albany scored its only touchdown on a 1-yard run by Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks to get within four with 10:16 left. Neven...
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October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Maine stuns Delaware on Brown's 62-yard fumble return for TD

NEWARK, Del. (AP) Austin Brown recovered Delaware running back Wes Hills' fumble and returned it 62-yards for the game-winning score in the final minute and Maine escaped with a 28-21 win over Delaware on Saturday. The fumble, forced by Maine's Darius Greene, occurred as Delaware was in the midst of a 6-play 42-yard drive which was approaching field goal range. Hills, who ran...
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October 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Mack's 3 second-half TDs lifts Maine over Bryant 35-31

ORONO, Maine (AP) Josh Mack ran for three second-half touchdowns and Maine came from 21 points down to beat Bryant 35-31 on Saturday. Mack had 151 yards on 21 carries with scoring runs of 2, 25 and 9-yards. Dan Collins threw for 180 yards passing, two touchdowns and three interceptions for Maine (1-3). Dalton Easton was 27-of-53 passing for 318 yards and four touchdowns, including...
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October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Albany beats Maine 59-58 for 5th straight America East title

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Shereesha Richards scored 31 points, Imani Tate keyed a fourth-quarter rally, and top-seeded Albany held off second-seeded Maine 59-58 on Friday to win the America East Conference championship for a record fifth time in a row and secure a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Albany (27-4), the top seed, barely managed to hold on against second-seeded Maine (26-8) which...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Detroit signs former Maine player Renouf to entry-level deal

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings signed free-agent defenseman Dan Renouf to a two-year entry-level contract Thursday. The 21-year-old Renouf just finished his junior season at the University of Maine. He led the Black Bears' defensemen with 15 points on six goals and nine assists in 38 games. The deal will start next season. Renouf signed an amateur tryout with the American...
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March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Vermont handles 6th-seeded Maine, 99-82; Advances to semis

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Cam Ward came off the Vermont bench to knock down 6 of 9 shots from beyond the arc to spark the No. 3-seeded Catamounts to a 99-82 romp past No. 6 seed Maine in the quarterfinals of the America East Conference tournament Wednesday night. The victory sends Vermont into the semifinals, where they host No. 4 seed New Hampshire Monday night. The sophomore was...
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March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Maine football energized by D-I's youngest head coach

(STATS) - If scenes from "Rocky IV" turn up in the game film of the Maine football team, the players will know who edited them in. Their new head coach, Joe Harasymiak, often references how the Black Bears are suited for training in a cold, raw, even snow-covered wilderness - as the fictional movie hero did. The Black Bears wouldn't even be surprised if the youngest head coach...
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February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

UMass Lowell beats Maine in double overtime 108-95

BANGOR, Maine (AP) Matt Harris scored a career-high 33 points, including eight in a 21-point overtime outburst for UMass Lowell, and the River Hawks defeated Maine 108-95 on Thursday. Harris hit a 3-point jumper with 20 seconds left and the game went to OT after Maine missed two shots. Harris hit another 3-pointer to begin overtime when the River Hawks (10-15, 6-6 American East...
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Lyles scores 37 as UMBC beats Maine 83-79, breaks skid

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Jairus Lyles scored a career-high 37 points - including eight in a row late in the game - and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County defeated Maine 83-79 on Saturday, ending a seven-game losing streak. The sophomore Lyles connected on 14 of 19 shots from the field, including three 3-pointers, for the third-most points in school history. Joe Sherburne...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Vermont beats Maine 85-68

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Ethan O'Day had 23 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three blocks on Wednesday night and Vermont beat Maine 85-68. Darren Payen added 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Catamounts (14-10, 6-3 America East Conference), who have won four of their last five. After the eighth tie of the game at 49-all, Vermont pulled away during the middle of the second...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Little, Vann lead Maine past Binghamton 74-63

BANGOR, Maine (AP) Kevin Little scored 22 points; Issac Vann added 19 and Maine pulled away midway through the second half to beat Binghamton 74-63 on Saturday. Little made five 3-pointers and finished 8-of-15 shooting from the field. Vann was 7 of 10 from the floor, matched a career-best with 11 rebounds and added a career-high six assists for Maine (8-13, 4-4 America East Conference...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Rugged start for Maine coach Harasymiak

(STATS) - New Maine coach Joe Harasymiak won't ease into his rookie season in 2016. The Black Bears will open against two FBS opponents and one of the defending CAA Football champions as part of an 11-game schedule announced Friday. Harasymiak, a Maine assistant the last five seasons before he succeeded the retired Jack Cosgrove, will make his debut at Connecticut on Sept. 1 ...
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January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Lyles, Elliott lead Maryland-Baltimore County by Maine 89-76

CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) Jairus Lyles scored 27 points, Rodney Elliott had 21 and Maryland-Baltimore County defeated Maine 89-76 on Saturday. Joe Sherburne added 14 points and Will Darley had 10 rebounds for the Retrievers (5-12, 1-1 American East). Lyles made 10 of 14 shots, had seven rebounds, four steals and three assists. Elliott went 13 of 14 from the foul line and dished eight...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Chartouny has career-high 21, Fordham rolls over Maine 70-53

NEW YORK (AP) Joseph Chartouny had a career-high 21 points to lead Fordham to its ninth straight win, a 70-53 victory over Maine on Saturday. Chartouny, who was 4 of 9 from long range, had seven steals, seven rebounds and dished out three assists. Ryan Rhoomes added 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. David Pekarek and Antwoine Anderson...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UMaine taps defensive coordinator to serve as coach

ORONO, Maine (AP) Maine interim football coach Joe Harasymiak has been tapped to lead the Black Bears on a permanent basis, athletic director Karlton Creech said Wednesday. Harasymiak, who served the past two seasons as defensive coordinator and linebacker coach, said he was humbled to become the team's 35th coach. The four-year deal is worth $150,000 per year. ''To think of...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

BC snaps 6-game losing streak with 91-60 win over Maine

BOSTON (AP) Eli Carter scored 16 points, had nine assists and eight rebounds to help Boston College snap a six-game losing streak with a 91-60 victory over Maine on Sunday. Jerome Robinson also scored 16 points, A.J. Turner and Darryl Hicks each scored 11, and Dennis Clifford 10 for the Eagles (4-6), who led by 15 at halftime and broke it wide open early in the second. The Eagles...
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December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Maine picks up its 2nd win in a row, holds off CCSU 81-74

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) Kevin Little scored 19 points and Ilija Stojiljkovic grabbed 11 rebounds and Maine picked up its first road win of the season, holding off Central Connecticut State, 81-74 on Sunday afternoon. After beating Longwood, 92-82 on Wednesday, the Black Bears (2-3) now have their first two-game win streak since February 1, 2014. Jahlil Nails hit the second of...
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November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Longtime Maine coach Cosgrove retires

(STATS) - Jack Cosgrove is retiring after 23 seasons as Maine's head football coach and will transition into a senior associate director of athletics position at his alma mater. In announcing the change Tuesday, Maine said a national search for Cosgrove's successor will begin immediately and that defensive coordinator Joe Harasymiak will serve as interim head coach. "His successful...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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