UMaine men’s basketball team makes trek to Binghamton

Posted Feb. 07, 2014, at 5:11 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

MAINE vs. BINGHAMTON

Time, site: Saturday, 2 p.m., The Events Center, Vestal, N.Y.

Records: Maine 5-17 (3-7 America East), Binghamton 4-19 (1-9)

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 14-13, Maine 82-66 on 1/5/14

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), 6-5 G Dimitry Akanda-Coronel (13.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg), 6-4 G Zarko Valjarevic (11.4 ppg, .433 3-pt. FG pct., 4.4 rpg), 6-7 G/F Kilian Cato (6.9 ppg), 6-4 G Shaun Lawton (7.9 ppg, 4.6 apg, 1.9 spg), 6-7 F Ethan Mackey (5.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg); Binghamton — 6-4 G Jordan Reed (14.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg), 6-0 G Yosef Yacob (10.9 ppg), 5-11 G Marlon Beck (9.0 ppg, 3.1 apg), 6-4 G Karon Waller (6.2 ppg), Rayner Moquete (4.3 ppg)

Game notes: The Black Bears hope to get another road win, this time against the Bearcats. The teams are 8th and 9th, respectively, in the league standing. UMaine lost 93-65 Tuesday at Vermont, while Binghamton took first-place Stony Brook to the wire Tuesday before falling 58-53. UMaine regains the services of sophomore Akanda-Coronel, who served a three-game suspension for violating university policy. The Bearcats have lost eight straight contests and are without injured 6-9 forward Nick Madray.

 

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