December 15, 2017
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UMaine must produce on offense, limit turnovers, says coach Woodward

By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff

Men’s Basketball

MAINE vs. BROWN

Time, site: Saturday, 7 p.m., Alfond Arena, Orono

Records: Maine 0-2, Brown 1-1

Series, last meeting: Brown leads 7-6; Maine 71-58 on 12/23/11

Key players: Maine — 6-3 G Xavier Pollard (12 points per game, 6 rebounds per game, 2.5 assists per game, 2.5 steals per game), 6-7 F Alasdair Fraser (11.5 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 2.5 blocks per game), 6-9 C/F Mike Allison (9.5 ppg, 6 rpg, 1.5 bpg), 6-3 G Justin Edwards (7 ppg, 4 rpg, 4 apg, 3 spg), 6-6 F Jon Mesghna (6 ppg, 3 rpg), 6-8 F Till Gloger (4.5 ppg, 3 rpg); Brown — 6-5 G Matt Sullivan (18 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 4 apg), 6-8 F Tucker Halpern (15 ppg, 3 spg), 6-1 G Sean McGonagill (13.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.5 apg), 6-9 C Rafael Maia (10.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg), 6-8 F Cedric Kuakumensah (6.5 ppg, 7 rpg, 3.5 apg), 6-5 G Longji Yiljep (3 ppg)

Maine coach Ted Woodward’s keys to the game: “We’ve got to guard multiple positions defensively. They’re very balanced. We’ve got to execute and be productive offensively and we have to keep our turnovers low.”


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