Friday, August 28, 2009

Non-conference schedule

UMaine's non-America East schedule has been released. It features nine road tilts, including three against BCS schools Syracuse, UConn and Boston College. The home slate contains four games (three of them vs. D1 opponents).

Nov. 13: @Fordham
Nov. 16: @ Norfolk State
Nov. 18: @ Delaware State
Nov. 22: @ Brown
Nov. 24: Quinnipiac

Dec. 3: @ Colgate
Dec. 5: @ Syracuse
Dec. 9: UMPI (non-D1)
Dec. 13: Kennesaw State
Dec. 20: Princeton
Dec. 22: @ Connecticut
Dec. 30: @ Columbia

Jan. 2: @ Boston College

Roster retooling continues

UMaine's roster makeover continues with the signing of Jerrell Boswell to a letter of intent. Coach Ted Woodward, on the heels of the Terrance Mitchell signing, announced that Boswell, a 6-0 guard from Covington, Ga., and Snead State Community College in Boaz, Ala., will join the Black Bears this fall.

Boswell was the sixth-leading scorer in the Alabama Community College Conference during his sophomore season, averaging 18.5 points per game.
Last season, he posted five games of 30 or more points, including a 45-point outburst against Northwestern Tech on Dec. 4.
He made 147 three-pointers while shooting 40.9 percent from behind the arc, averaging 4.9 three-pointers per game. Boswell had four games where he made 10 or more three-pointers, including 15 in one game which is the second-most in National Junior College Athletic Association history according to their record books. He was a two-time All-Region 23 selection and led his team to a top-25 ranking during the 2008-09 season.
With the commitment, Boswell becomes the sixth first-year player on the UMaine roster for the upcoming season. He'll be joined by:
Terrance Mitchell, junior, 6-3 guard, Faulkner State (Ala.);
Jacob McLemore, freshman, 6-2 guard, San Diego;
Murphy Burnatowski, freshman, 6-6 forward, Canadian junior national team ;
Mike Allison, freshman, 6-9 forward, Canadian junior national team ;
Travon Wilcher, sophomore, 6-7 forward, UMass transfer.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Leichner returns

Former UMaine assistant coach Doug Leichner is back on coach Ted Woodward's staff. After a year heading up a team in Ireland, Leichner returns to Orono.

Mitchell Report

UMaine has announced the signing of Terrance Mitchell, a 6-foot-3 guard out of Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette, Ala., the same school that produced former Black Bear Fed Meeks (1999-01). Mitchell led the Sun Chiefs with 20.5 points per game as the team went 14-16.