Tuesday, December 22, 2009

UConn 71, Black Bears 54

Eleventh-ranked UConn broke free from the pesky Black Bears midway through the final half behind the play of Jerome Dyson (27 points). UMaine had battled the Huskies to a 26-all standoff in the first half.

Terrance Mitchell paced UMaine with 13 points. Gerald McLemore had 10. Seeing his first action of the season, junior forward Malachi Peay had seven points, two rebounds, two steals and two assists. Sean McNally had nine points and six rebounds.

On Dec. 2, UConn defeated America East favorite Boston U. by 28 points, 92-64.

Earlier this season, the Black Bears had absorbed a 101-55 loss at Syracuse. Playing yet another heavyweight Big East foe, however, the game had a different storyline as UConn did not take a double-digit lead until about the 12-minute mark of the second half.

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