Woodward: UMaine men must demonstrate offensive balance against UNH

Posted Jan. 29, 2013, at 9:03 p.m.

MAINE vs. NEW HAMPSHIRE

Time, site: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Alfond Arena, Orono

Records: Maine 7-11 (2-3 America East), New Hampshire 5-14 (1-6)

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 116-65, Maine 71-58 on 2/22/12

Key players: Maine — 6-3 G Justin Edwards (20.2 points per game, 5.4 rebounds per game), 6-8 F Alasdair Fraser (13.6 ppg, 8.7 rpg), 6-3 G Xavier Pollard (9.9 ppg, 4.3 assists per game), 6-6 G Jon Mesghna (8.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg), 6-9 F Mike Allison (6.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg), 6-8 F Till Gloger (3.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg); UNH — 6-6 F Ferg Myrick (14.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg), 6-6 F Patrick Konan (11.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg), 6-4 G Chandler Rhoads (10.9 ppg, 3.7 apg), 6-10 C Chris Pelcher (9.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg), 6-0 G Jordon Bronner (4.2 ppg, 2.6 apg)

Coach Ted Woodward’s keys to the game: “We have to execute and get offensive balance, guard them at all five spots, and play with great energy and teamwork on offense and defense.”

Game notes: The Black Bears have lost four of their last five, including Saturday’s 79-69 setback at Stony Brook. UMaine is 6-2 at home this season. The Wildcats beat Binghamton 63-45 Saturday to halt a nine-game losing streak. UNH, which is 2-10 on the road, has been solid defensively but unspectacular on defense.

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