Coach Woodward: ‘We have to play great transition defense, cut down on our turnovers’

Posted Nov. 30, 2012, at 7:20 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

MAINE vs. DUQUESNE

Time, site: Saturday, 2 p.m., A.J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh

Records: Maine 2-4, Duquesne 3-3

Series, last meeting: 1st meeting

Key players: Maine — 6-3 G Justin Edwards (16.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg), 6-8 F Alasdair Fraser (13.5 ppg, 9.0 rpg), 6-9 F Mike Allison (6.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg), 6-6 F Jon Mesghna (7.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg), 6-3 G Xavier Pollard (9.8 ppg, 5.0 apg); Duquesne — 6-1 G Sean Johnson (11.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg), 5-11 G Derrick Colter (10.8 ppg, 4.7 apg), 6-5 F Quevyn Winters (10.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg), 6-4 G/F Jerry Jones (9.2 pp, 4.8 rpg), 6-6 F/C Andre Marhold (5.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg)

Maine coach Ted Woodward’s keys to the game: “We will have to play great transition defense, cut down on our turnovers and rebound well as a team.”

Game notes: The Bears have won two straight after Wednesday’s 76-73 verdict at Northeastern. Edwards, who had a career-high 30 points, has five straight double-doubles. Fraser has logged four in a row. The Dukes of the Atlantic-10 edged Appalachian State 73-72 on Wednesday.

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