Coach Woodward: maintaining offensive structure against various defenses is a key vs. Laval

Posted Oct. 26, 2012, at 9:12 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

MAINE vs. LAVAL

Time, site: Saturday, noon (exhib.); Alfond Arena, Orono

Records: Maine 12-16 (2011-12); Laval 6-5 (exhib.)

Key players: Maine (2011-12 statistics) — 6-3 G Justin Edwards (13.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg), 6-8 F Alasdair Fraser (12.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg), 6-9 F Mike Allison (7.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg), 6-7 F Kilian Cato (4.1 ppg), 6-3 G Xavier Pollard (3.6 ppg); Laval (stats from last 5 games) — G Karl Belanger Demers (14.5 ppg, 3.5 apg), G/F Ryan Hughes (12.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg), G/F Rene-Pierre Mathieu (10.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg), Joakim Longpre (10.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg), F Boris Hadzimuratovic (9.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg)

Maine coach Ted Woodward’s keys to the game: “This first exhibition game is so much more about ourselves than anyone else. We want to establish ourselves defensively both in the full-court and the half-court. [We need to maintain] our offensive structure against various defenses and we definitely need to take care of the basketball.”

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