Coach Woodward: Northeastern is a high-percentage 3-point shooting team with potential all-league CAA players

Posted Nov. 27, 2012, at 6:58 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

MAINE vs. NORTHEASTERN

Time, site: Wednesday, 7 p.m., Matthews Arena, Boston

Records: Maine 1-4, Northeastern 4-2

Series, last meeting: Northeastern leads 64-46, NU 70-57 on 11/24/07

Key players: Maine — 6-3 G Justin Edwards (13.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg), 6-7 F Alasdair Fraser (12.2 ppg, 10.o rpg), 6-3 G Xavier Pollard (10.2 ppg, 4.6 apg), 6-9 F Mike Allison (7.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg), 6-6 G/F Jon Mesghna (6.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg), 6-8 F Till Gloger (4.8 ppg, 2.0 rpg); Northeastern — 6-4 G Joel Smith (17.8 ppg, 3.7 apg), 6-8 F Quincy Ford (13.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg), 6-7 F Reggie Spencer (10.5 ppg, 6.2 rpg), 6-5 G Zach Stahl (6.5 ppg), 6-1 G Marco Banegas-Flores (3.8 ppg)

Maine coach Ted Woodward’s keys to the game: “We need to avoid turnovers, rebound as a team and play great defense on the arc and on the interior. They are a high-percentage 3-point [shooting] team with potential all-league CAA players on the perimeter.”

Game notes: UMaine’s win over Siena on Sunday snapped a six-game losing streak. The Bears are averaging only 59.4 points on 38 percent shooting, including 19 percent from 3-point range. NU, which has erased double-digit deficits in three of four victories, seeks its fifth win in November for the first time in program history.

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