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Basabe, Cosart push Spinners to win over Black Bears

Spinners top Black Bears with help from Basabe. (Photo/Chris Tran/Mill City Sports)LOWELL, Mass. — The Lowell Spinners have struggled out of the gate in July, but get a huge win over the West Virginia Black Bears with help from Luis Alexander Basabe at LeLacheur Park. Basabe repeated what he did on the road against the Vermont Lake Monsters on June 30, hitting a home run from...
Via Mill City Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Live Blog: Lowell Spinners vs. West Virginia Black Bears

The Lowell Spinners return from their four-game road trip against the Connecticut Tigers and Tri-City ValleyCats to face the West Virginia Black Bears for three games and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers for three. After starting the season winning 9-of-10, the Spinners have started July only 2-4. In June, Lowell was an even ball club with a .275 batting average and 2.71 ERA. Since...
Via Mill City Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Vermont Dispatches Maine 3-2 In OT, Takes Series

The Hockey East tournament already has been filled with plenty of drama and plenty of extra time. And that was just the opening round. No. 7 seed Vermont (20-13-4) wrapped up an exciting start to the playoff tourney Sunday, needing more than 16 minutes of overtime to earn a 3-2 win over No. 10 seed Maine (14-22-3) and take the three-game series. After...
Via NESN.com
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn G Rob Nichols Named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week

UConn G Rob Nichols (31) does a split to make the save the stuff in attempt by Maine F Will Merchant (28) in the third period at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. From UConn: STORRS, Conn. – UConn sophomore Rob Nichols (Dallas, Texas) was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after guiding the Huskies to a win and tie this past weekend with the Maine Black...
Via Sox and Dawgs
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Chapie, Kevin Boyle lead UMass Lowell past Maine

UMass Lowell’s Chapie scores twice in win. (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)ORONO, Maine – The UMass Lowell River Hawks bounce back from a shutout loss to the UConn Huskies with a shutout win of their own over the University of Maine Black Bears on Friday night, 2-0. UMass Lowell does their best work when scoring first and working with the lead early in the game. The River...
Via Mill City Sports
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell at Maine

The UMass Lowell River Hawks are coming off their first Hockey East conference loss this season against the UConn Huskies in Connecticut last weekend. The River Hawks were the last time to lose a conference game. Now the River Hawks will look to rebound against the University of Maine Black Bears on Friday. In their last meeting, the River Hawks topped the Black Bears in a tight...
Via Mill City Sports
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Maine again? and other links

BCI picked up on a tweet out of Maine reporting that BC will face the Black Bears again in 2015. My preference is to rotate the FCS patsies, but it really doesn't matter. Next year's non-conference schedule is very soft, but that will help our young team.Sad and strange news as former BC Basketball reserve Nate Fox was killed two days before Christmas. Police are investigating. After...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Maine Scores Five Unanswered Goals, Defeats UNH 5-2

New Hampshire took a 2-0 lead at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday, but Maine did the rest of the work from there. The Black Bears (4-12-1) scored five unanswered goals, holding off the Wildcats (4-10-1) en route to a 5-2 win. All five goals were scored by different skaters. UNH got on the board early, as junior forward Collin MacDonald scored just 4:58...
Via NESN.com
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Maine Black Bears

After a rare midweek game against the University of Connecticut Huskies, the UMass Lowell River Hawks will face the University of Maine Black Bears on Saturday night live on NBC Sports Network. Due to the television broadcast, Saturday night’s game will start at 8:00 p.m. rather than the normal 7:00 p.m. start. The River Hawks enter the weekend...
Via Mill City Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UMaine Football Fans Try, Fail To Set World Record For Flannel-Wearing

File this one under: only in Maine. Fans of the University of Maine football team attempted Saturday to set the Guinness world record for most fans wearing flannel in one place. Black Bears supporters needed to be wearing at least two articles of plaid-pattered clothing to qualify — a stipulation the school assisted with by handing out flannel “spirit bands” to the first 1...
Via NESN.com
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Jack Eichel Scores In Overtime, Lifts BU Over Maine 3-2

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but Jack Eichel led Boston University to victory Friday night at Agganis Arena. BU (7-1-1) trailed Maine (3-8-1) by a score of 2-0 heading into the third period, but the Terriers scored three unanswered goals and pulled off the come-from-behind win over the Black Bears. Junior forward Ahti Oksanen scored 4:50 into the third period with...
Via NESN.com
November 22, 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

Miami Hurricanes Baseball Starts Season Strong with 6-3 Win Over Maine Black Bears

The Miami Hurricanes had a solid first inning that propelled them into their first victory of the 2014 season. They beat the Maine Black Bears 6-3 on Friday night at Mark Light Field in Coral Gables. Maine starting pitcher Tommy Lawrence had 41 pitches in the first inning and walked five. Miami went through their entire batting order to go up 4-0. Tyler Palmer had a home run in the...
Via CaneInsider
February 14, 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

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

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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