Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, Feb. 9, Results

Boston U. 67, Black Bears 54
Made the trip down to Commonwealth Ave. last night and left disappointed with the loss, but excited about the Black Bears' intensity and resilience.

UMaine fell behind early and spent the rest of the evening climbing uphill at Boston U.'s Case Gym, aka, The Roof. The Terriers took advantage of UMaine's cold shooting and also pounded the Black Bears on the boards.

Despite the rebounding disparity, the Black Bears fought back several times from double-digit deficits, but couldn't hit crucial shots at crucial times to complete the comeback. The Black Bears' defensive effort was solid all night long and, if combined with better offensive execution, gives reason for optimism going down the stretch.

Mike Allison had a double-double down low without his sidekick, Ali Fraser, who was out for a second straight game with an ankle injury. After the contest, Fraser tweeted he would probably be back for the Albany game Saturday.

Allison competed well against Boston's trio of bangers. Jon McAllian came off the bench and provided a lift for UMaine.

New Hampshire 69, Albany 64
Recent wins by Hartford and New Hampshire are tightening things up in the middle of the America East standings. The Wildcats pulled off a surprise last night in Lundholm Gym and sent the Great Danes on their way to Orono with a loss.

Stony Brook 80, UMBC 68
The Retrievers led for much of the game before first-place Stony Brook pulled away late, setting up a first-place showdown with Vermont Sunday in Burlington.

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