Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Black Bears 56, Boston U. 54

Mike Allison rebounded his own missed shot for a buzzer-beating put-back as the Black Bears toppled Boston U. Wednesday night. UMaine had a 10-point lead with five minutes left, but the Terriers fought back to tie it late.

With 2.9 seconds left, Junior Bernal inbounded the ball from just left of the UMaine bench. He threw a good lob pass as Allison came off a high screen set by Terrance Mitchell. BU switched on the play, putting a smaller player (think it was Corey Lowe) on Allison and he dove to the rim. Allison's attempt rolled off, but he quickly grabbed it on the other side and softly put it back up.

The win for the Black Bears could prove pivotal down the stretch as Boston U. finishes the regular season with four straight home games, the final one against UMaine. The Black Bears improved to 14-6 overall and 6-1 in America East.

Freshman Murphy Burnatowski led UMaine with 14 points. He was 4-of-6 on 3-pointers as the Black Bears connected on 40.5 percent (10 for 25) from distance. Mitchell added 10 points and four assists.

Junior Bernal led UMaine with 10 rebounds. He also had seven points and four assists. For the game, the Black Bears registered 18 assists on 21 hoops. Boston U. had only four assists as a team.

1 comment:

MattT said...

I'm glad some people finally showed up at Alfond, and gave some support to this team. The atmosphere was much like it was my final year in school when the likes of Bedard, Fox, and Dunkley roamed the court. My section very much enjoyed heckling Corey Lowe and he happened to have the worst game I've ever seen him play. I want to commend the Maine coaching staff. I believe they thoroughly out coached Chambers and his bunch. Great and unexpected play call to win the game. one of the most memorable and meaningful wins in recent memory.