Which Maine Mens team is going to show up, that is the question for Maine Black Bear Mens Team Fans.
Well, the Bears must like snowstorms as they handed Albany their 5th loss in AE Conference Standings to go 7-5 in the conference. Maine moved to 4-7 in conference play.
Maine has lost to everyne other team in the conference and have beaten the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams at home.
They broke their 4 game conference losing streak.
The only consistency for this Maine team has been they have been consistently inconsistent.
They have lost to last place Binghamton at home, to UNH, both below them in the AE Standings and also lost to UMBC on the road.
UMBC lost to Vermont today so they are tied with Maine at 4-7.
They have beaten BU at home, Vermont at home and now Albany which are all above Maine in conference standings.
Maine led at halftime by 13, 31-18 and then saw Albany cut it to 40-34 in the second half, but managed to hang on for the
Maine lost 76–63 at Albany on Jan. 13 but today did a much better job defensively as they defeated Albany 66-52. This was a difference
of 24 point swing defensively for the Black Bears.
Maine came to play today and it showed again that they have the talent to compete at the top of this conference., it just depends on which team shows up to play, Dr. Jekleyl or Mr. Hyde.
Maine shot 42% from the floor on 27 of 53 and Albany shot 35% on 20 of 57.
Maine was 37% from beyond the 3 point line at 6-19 and Albany was 29% on 4 of 14.
From the foul line Maine was 62% on 15 of 24 and Albany was 80% on 8 of 10.
Maine had 13 assists and 12 turnovers and Albany had onlu 8 assists and committed 18 turnovers.
Albany outrebounded Maine 42-33.
Edwards led Maine in scoring with 16, Zarko V. had 13, Fraser had 11 and McAllian 10,
Rowley led Albany with 19 points and Black chipped in with 15.
Maine may meet Albany in the AE Conference quarter-finals held at Albany in March as BU is not eligible to aprticipate in the tournament. Currently Stonybrook is in first place at 8-1, Vermont in 2nd at 9-2, Albany is 3rd at 7-5, BU is tied with Hartford in 4th at 6-4 each, UMBC and Maine are tied for 6th at 6-7, UNH is in 8th at 2-8 and Binghamton is in 8th place at 1-9.
Maine’s next game is at home on Wednesday against Hartford, whoi beat Maine earlier at Hartford.