UMaine men look to end five-game skid Friday vs. Army

Posted Dec. 12, 2013, at 6 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

MAINE vs. ARMY

Time, site: Friday, 6 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor

Records: Maine 1-7, Army 2-6

Series, last meeting: Army leads 2-0, Army 96-67 on 12/14/12

Key players: Maine — 6-3 G Xavier Pollard (16.6 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game 3.4 assists per game), 6-4 G Dimitry Akanda-Coronel (15.2 ppg), 6-4 G Zarko Valjarevic (13.6 ppg), 6-5 G Shaun Lawton (11.1 ppg, 5.0 apg, 1.8 steals per game), 6-6 G Garet Beal (7.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg), 6-7 F Ethan Mackey (3.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg); Army — 6-4 F Kyle Wilson (16.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg), 6-10 C Kevin Ferguson (10.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg), 6-4 G Dylan Cox (8.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg), 6-7 F Tanner Plomb (7.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg), 6-1 G Mo Williams (3.8 ppg)

Game notes: The Black Bears are out to snap a five-game losing streak against the Black Knights. UMaine is coming off a loss to No. 12 Connecticut last Friday, while Army, of the Patriot League, picked up a 67-54 home win over St. Francis Brooklyn. UMaine has been solid offensively (76 ppg), but has allowed an average of 89.5 ppg on 47 percent shooting. The Bears have been challenged in the post and have been outrebounded by an average of 10.2 per contest.

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