Friday, February 15, 2008

O for Alfond

The Black Bears remain in search of their first home win of the conference season, dropping a 74-60 decision to Albany Thursday. Maine is now 2-8 (vs. D1 opponents) overall on its home floor this year.

UMaine played Thursday's game without both centers (Brian Andre, broken nose) and Jordan Cook (sprained ankle) and guard Junior Bernal (undisclosed foot injury suffered in the Feb. 9 game at New Hampshire).

Despite the depleted roster, Maine jumped to a 23-13 first-half lead, then wilted as Albany closed the first half with a 20-0 run.

On the plus side (not many of them this year), the Black Bears remain in the hunt for the No. 7 seed in the upcoming America East tournament by virtue of UNH's 54-52 loss at Binghamton. UMaine trails the Wildcats by a half-game and only needs to tie the Wildcats in the standings in order to avoid the 8 vs. 9 play-in game.

1 comment:

Big10Dude said...

Your site looks great. Don't most guys play with a broken nose nowadays? Can't Andre wear a mask to protect it? I would think, especially, that a senior would do everything in his power to be onthe court down the stretch of his college career.

UMaine just needs to keep plugging away. As difficult of a season as it's been, America East is way down; there's no dominant team. There's no reason the Black Bears can't win a couple games in Binghamton in March.