Maine men’s basketball capsule vs. Ottawa

Posted Nov. 04, 2011, at 9:43 p.m.


Time, site: Saturday, 4 p.m., Memorial Gymnasium, Orono

Records (2010-11): Maine 15-15, Ottawa 11-11

Key players: Maine — 6-3 G Gerald McLemore (13.7 ppg., .376 3-pt. FG pct., .872 FT pct.), 6-0 G Raheem Singleton (8.6 ppg, 3.7 apg), 6-7 F Alasdair Fraser (5.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg, .548 FG pct.), 5-9 G Andrew Rogers (2.8 ppg, 2.3 apg), 6-9 F Mike Allison (2.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, .531 FG pct.), 6-3 G Justin Edwards (1st season); Ottawa — 6-5 G Warren Ward (16.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.5 apg), 6-2 G Johnny Berhanemeskel (16.0 ppg, 2.1 apg, .480 FG pct., .452 3-pt. FG pct., .830 FT pct.), 6-3 G Jacob Gibson-Bascome (7.3 ppg, 2.2 apg), 6-4 F Christopher Anderson (5.2 ppg), 6-10 C Shamus Ferguson (1st season).

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Outlook: The Black Bears get their final preseason tuneup against the University of Ottawa of Ontario University Athletics. UMaine rolled 91-45 in last Sunday’s exhibition against Division III Fisher College, with newcomers Edwards and Xavier Pollard making strong showings. The Gee-Gees are 6-6 in exhibition play dating back to August. They are preparing for their Nov. 11 season opener against Brock University. Ottawa is coming off a victory in the Jack Donohue Tournament. Rebounding could be among the keys in this contest. Admission to this game is free.


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