Preview: UMaine men’s basketball vs. UMaine-Machias

Posted Nov. 13, 2011, at 8:44 p.m.
Gerald McLemore
Gerald McLemore

Men’s Basketball

MAINE vs. UMAINE-MACHIAS

Time, site: Monday, 7 p.m., Memorial Gym, Orono

Records: Maine 0-0, UMaine-Machias 1-3

Last meeting: , UMaine 95-44 on 11/19/10

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); UM-Machias — 5-11 G Will Lewis (12.5 ppg, 3.5 apg, 4.5 spg), 6-2 F Zach Armstrong (12.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg), 6-5 F Hampton Mack (11.5 ppg, 9.0 rpg), 6-5 F Floyd Higgins (11.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg), 6-7 F Ivory Sneed (10.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg).

Outlook: The Black Bears open their season in “The Pit” against the Clippers hoping to begin developing chemistry with a handful of newcomers trying to work their way into the mix. UMaine-Machias has four games under its belt, including Saturday’s 91-68 loss to Daemen College. UMaine will look to try to exploit its frontcourt size but must rebound well across the board to limit second shots. The Bears, who feature senior McLemore’s 3-point proficiency, also must limit UMM’s 3-point opportunities. The Clippers have moved from the Sunrise Conference to the Yankee Small College Conference, a member of the United States Small College Athletic Association.

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