October 21, 2017
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UMaine men’s basketball team at Vermont, eyes third straight win


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Men’s Basketball

MAINE vs. VERMONT

Time, site: Tuesday, 7 p.m., Patrick Gym, Burlington, Vt.

Records: Maine 5-16 (3-6 America East), Vermont 14-9 (8-1)

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 70-58, UVM 83-46 on 1/16/14

Key players: 6-3 G Xavier Pollard (15.7 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, 3.8 assists per game, 2.1 steals per game), 6-4 G Zarko Valjarevic (11.4 ppg, .433 3-pt. FG pct.), 6-7 G/F Kilian Cato (6.9 ppg), 6-4 G Shaun Lawton (6.9 ppg, 4.6 apg, 1.9 spg), 6-0 G Troy Reid-Knight (6.4 ppg, 2.3 aqpg), 6-7 F Ethan Mackey (5.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg); Vermont — 6-8 F Clancy Rugg (12.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg), 6-2 G Sandro Carissimo (12.3 ppg, 1.9 apg), 6-4 G Candon Rusin (9.0 ppg), 6-7 F Luke Apfeld (7.3 ppg), 6-6 F Brian Voelkel (6.6 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 6.0 apg, 1.6 spg)

Game notes: The Black Bears seek their third win in a row but face a daunting challenge against the second-place Catamounts. UMaine beat UMBC 83-80 on Saturday, while Vermont downed Albany 55-45 for its third straight victory. The Catamounts are 7-2 at home. UMaine could get nothing going offensively in the first meeting. UVM is giving up only 47.8 ppg in AE play. UMaine has surrendered 76.2 ppg. UMaine’s Dimitry Akanda-Coronel (13.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg) is sitting out the last of a three-game suspension for undisclosed violations of university policy.


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