Sunday, March 1, 2009

Vermont 93, Black Bears 81

Vermont scored 37 points in the final 13 minutes and earned a share of the regular-season America East title.

The Black Bears fall to 9-20 on the season and finish 4-12 in the league. UMaine has dropped four straight and nine of its past 10 games.

Sean McNally paced the Black Bears with 24 points and eight rebounds. Troy Barnies had 19. Also in double figures were Junior Bernal (12 points) and Kaimondre Owes (18).

After the Black Bears pulled within 56-54 with 13:13 left in the game, the Catamounts pulled away and led by as much as 20 points ... all in the final 13 minutes.

UMaine's play-in game foe, Hartford, is finishing the regular season against Boston U. and was trailing 36-16 late in the first half. Hartford rallied and pushed the game to overtime before falling.

The Hawks have lost 13 consecutive games. Their last win was in January against the Black Bears. UMaine's only victory in the past 10 games was against Hartford.

1 comment:

Rocko said...

Talk about the definition of a "true" play-in game. 2 teams on a complete freefall, but at least Hartford looks like it still cares, giving BU a scare. It appears the Black Bears have decided to go gently into the night. Sadly, losing to a team with a 14-game losing streak would be an appropriate way for UMaine's season to end. What direction is this program headed? Coach G, where art thou?