Preview: UMaine men’s basketball team entertains Holy Cross

By Pete Warner, BDN Staff
Posted Nov. 25, 2011, at 7:17 p.m.

MAINE vs. HOLY CROSS

Time, site: 2 p.m. Sunday, Alfond Arena, Orono

Records: Maine 1-1, Holy Cross 2-3

Series, last meeting: Holy Cross leads 4-0, Holy Cross 85-78 on 2/3/83

Key players: Maine — 6-3 G Justin Edwards (22 ppg, 7 rpg, 2 apg, 2 spg, 2 bpg), 6-3 G Gerald McLemore (21 ppg, .667 3-pt. FG pct.), 6-1 G Raheem Singleton (8.5 ppg, 6.0 apg, 1.0 spg), 6-7 F Alasdair Fraser (11.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 3.0 bpg), 6-7 F Kilian Cato (11 ppg, 3 rpg), 5-9 G Andrew Rogers (8.0 ppg, 8.5 apg, 1.5 spg, .800 3-pt. FG pct.); Holy Cross — 6-1 G Devin Brown (18.0 ppg, 2.4 apg, .522 3-pt. FG pct.), 6-3 G R.J. Evans (13.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.1 apg, 2.2 spg), 6-9 F Dave Dudzinski (8.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.1 bpg, .560 FG pct.), 6-9 C Phil Beans (7.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg), 5-9 G Justin Burrell (6.6 ppg, 4.2 apg)

Outlook: The Black Bears end a nine-day Thanksgiving layoff with a home game against the Crusaders. Coach Ted Woodward’s squad hasn’t played since an 80-60 loss Nov. 17 at then-No. 4 Connecticut. UMaine is expected to welcome back McLemore, who sat out the UConn game with a knee bruise. The Crusaders are coming off Wednesday’s 80-66 victory over Hartford out of America East. Holy Cross also owns a convincing 86-64 victory over Boston College of the Atlantic Coast Conference on Nov. 18. Holy Cross is shooting at a 47 percent clip, including 41 percent from 3-point range. UMaine also must match up with a Crusader frontcourt that features two players at 6-9.

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