Preview: Maine men’s basketball at Boston University

Posted Feb. 08, 2012, at 6:52 p.m.

MAINE vs. BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Time, site: 7 p.m. Thursday, Case Gym, Boston

Records: Maine 11-11 (5-6 America East), Boston U. 13-13 (9-3)

Series, last meeting: BU leads 57-40, BU 77-68 on 1/11/12

Key players: Maine — 6-3 G Gerald McLemore (18.1 ppg, .406 3-pt. FG pct.), 6-3 G Justin Edwards (15.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.7 spg), 6-7 F Alasdair Fraser (13.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, .553 FG pct., 1.4 bpg), 6-0 G Raheem Singleton (8.1 ppg, 3.3 apg), 6-9 F Mike Allison (6.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.4 bpg, .538 FG pct.), 5-9 G Andrew Rogers (3.3 ppg, 3.7 apg, 1.0 spg); Boston U. — 6-6 G Darryl Partin (20.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.2 spg), 6-0 G D.J. Irving (12.3 ppg, 5.2 apg, 1.1 spg, .408 FG pct.), 6-6 F Patrick Hazel (7.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.7 spg, .526 FG pct.), 6-7 F Dom Morris (6.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg ), 5-10 G Matt Griffin (5.9 ppg, 1.9 apg)

Outlook: UMaine looks to avenge the earlier loss that featured the potent offense of Partin and Irving. The Black Bears are coming off Monday’s 73-63 loss to Vermont. Fraser, who did not play in that game, is questionable with an ankle injury. UMaine is 1½ games behind fourth-place Albany in the standings. Third-place BU has won two straight, including Monday’s 81-78 decision at Albany. The Bears must contain Irving, who can score and is adept at finding open teammates. BU, the league’s top 3-point shooting team (.403), went 12-for-16 in Orono.

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