MAINE vs. NEW BRUNSWICK
Time, site: Saturday, 7 p.m. (exhibition), Memorial Gym, Orono
Records: Maine (4-24 in 2012-13), New Brunswick (2-7, preseason)
Last meeting: UMaine 71-46 on 11/12/12
Key players (2012-13 stats): Maine — 5-8 G Ashleigh Roberts (10.4 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, 2.0 assists per game), 5-10 F Liz Wood (10.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.4 apg), 5-4 G Courtney Anderson (7.1 ppg, 2.4 apg), 5-8 G Lauren Bodine (4.5 ppg), 6-2 F Mikaela Gustafsson (3.4 ppg); New Brunswick — 5-6 G Tilly Ettinger (7.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.5 apg), 6-0 F Rachel Cleary (6.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg), 5-4 G Colleen Daly (5.9 ppg, 2.0 apg), 5-6 G Chelsey Collette (5.7 ppg), 6-2 C Katelyn Mangold (4.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg)
Game notes: The Black Bears are laden with guards and are likely to unveil a high-energy approach that features a brisk tempo. UMaine hopes to take advantage of its depth while continuing to work on its chemistry and execution. Former Stearns High School standout Sigi Koizar is among the newcomers on the youthful squad, which includes seven sophomores. The Varsity Reds return to Orono for another preseason matchup. UNB struggled to a 2-18 record last season and lost its leading scorer.