UMaine defeated BU 63-58 at Alfond Arena to move into a four way tie for lst place in America East. Maine goes to 1-0 in the conference and 6-8 overall, while BU ffalls to 0-1 in the conference and 6-8 overall.
The biggest improvement for the Bears was they committed only 7 personal fouls and before thos game they were averaging 20 plus. This allowed BU to go just 3 for 5 from the line compared to Maines 11 of 16.
Maine and BU both made 24 field goals. Maine on 24 for 54 for 44% and BU 24 for 51 for 47%.
BU hit 7 of 18 3’s for 39% while Maine struggled again from behind the arc at 4 for 15 for just 26%.
Edwards was held in check by BU as he had just 10 points but managed to dish out 5 assists. Fraser led the way with 17 and Pollard added 13. BU had just 2 players in double digits.
Keeping BU off the foulline was a real key to the game.
The game was tied 26 all at the half and BU got as much as a 6 point lead but Maine came back strong and made clutch foul shots down the stretch when it was close and BU had to foul.
Maine next’s game is with UMBC.
Good win for Maine as they now have won 4 and lost just 1 at home so far this year.