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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...
Via Associated Press
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hoops in New England: The University of Maine

This is the second part in a recurring series profiling college basketball programs in New England. The second stop is a place where basketball and winning have never been synonymous, but a new coach is working to change that. … When it comes to basketball, few programs own a more barren history than the University of Maine. The program began play in 1904 and has had only two 20...
Via The Student Section
1 day ago  |  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...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  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...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  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 ...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Hampshire tops Maine 99-91

BANGOR, Maine (AP) Tanner Leissner scored 30 points, a career high, and New Hampshire topped Maine 99-91 Monday night. Leissner was 11 of 18 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds for the Wildcats (9-8, 2-2 American East). New Hampshire shot over 49 percent and outrebounded Maine 52-33, led by Iba Camara with 18 boards, to go with his 16 points. Daniel Dion had 19 points and...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Basabe, Cosart push Spinners to win over Black Bears

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 each side of the plate, on Wednesday night. He was the first Spinner to complete the...
Via Mill City Sports
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Conaway, Noe help produce big road win for Silver Knights

LYNN, Mass. — On Saturday night, Clay Conaway (Maine) set the tone in a big way for the Nashua Silver Knights and his offense did the rest. Eight hits were all the Black Bears’ rising sophomore would need as he allowed just two hits and was charged for one run while striking out four in what was eventually a 4-3 win over the North Shore Navigators at Fraser Field. Conaway and...
Via Mill City Sports
June 20, 2015  |  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

Adam Chapie, Kevin Boyle lead UMass Lowell past Maine

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 Hawks didn’t want to have to come from behind, like they did in their last meeting this...
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

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
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