Woodward: Black Bear men’s basketball must show defensive integrity vs. Binghamton

Posted Jan. 18, 2013, at 6:42 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

MAINE vs. BINGHAMTON

Time, site: 2 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Gym, Orono

Records: Maine 7-10 (2-2 America East), Binghamton 2-16 (0-5)

Series, last meeting: tied 12-12, Maine 67-59 on 1/28/12

Key players: Maine — 6-3 G Justin Edwards (17.5 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game), 6-8 F Alasdair Fraser (13.8 ppg, 8.8 rebounds per game), 6-3 G Xavier Pollard (10.3 ppg, 4.2 apg), 6-6 G Jon Mesghna (8.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg), 6-9 F Mike Allison (7.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg), 6-8 F Till Gloger (3.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg); Binghamton — 6-4 G Jordan Reed (15.4 ppg, 9.1 rpg), 6-0 G Jimmy Gray (11.1 ppg, 3.8 apg), 6-1 G Rayner Moquete (8.6 ppg), 6-8 F Roland Brown (6.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg), 6-7 F Taylor Johnston (6.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg)

Coach Ted Woodward’s keys to the game: “We have to demonstrate defensive integrity throughout the game, have good offensive execution and attack when rebounding.”

Game notes: The Black Bears are out to end a two-game losing streak and try to stay in the middle of the AE pack. The Bearcats are reeling, having lost 12 in a row. Most recent was Wednesday’s 61-37 setback at Vermont. BU is the lowest-scoring team in the league at 57.1 ppg.

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