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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...
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August 30, 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...
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June 27, 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...
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May 18, 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...
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February 27, 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...
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February 01, 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...
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January 29, 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

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...
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January 11, 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

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...
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January 10, 2014  |  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 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

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
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