PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Senior guard Raheem Singleton scored five points during a 12-2 run early in the second half that broke the game open and led the University of Maine men’s basketball team to its third straight win in a five-day span, 71-58 over Brown University Friday afternoon.
For the second consecutive game, the Black Bears rode a strong second half to victory.
Maine, now 6-4, trailed 30-29 at the half but outscored Brown 39-19 to build a comfortable 68-49 lead with six minutes remaining.
Maine outscored Eastern Illinois 41-31 in the second half of Wednesday’s 64-60 triumph in Orono.
Freshman guard Justin Edwards and sophomore forward Alasdair Fraser led the way for the Black Bears with 17 points apiece.
Edwards also grabbed eight rebounds and handed out five assists. Fraser also had eight rebounds.
Singleton finished with 11 points and four rebounds off the bench, Gerald McLemore had 10 points and three assists and Mike Allison contributed nine points and 10 rebounds.
Maine had lost to Brown in each of the previous two seasons.
Matt Sullivan’s 15 points and five rebounds, Andrew McCarthy’s 12 points and nine rebounds and Tyler Ponticelli’s 12 points paced Brown.
Brown leading scorer Sean McGonagill, who entered the game averaging 14.5 points per game, was held to two points, although he did hand out five assists.
Maine outrebounded Brown 42-30.
Maine nailed 50 percent of its 3-pointers (6-for-12) behind Singleton’s 3-for-4 performance.
Brown was just 3-for-13 from beyond the 3-point arc.