ORONO — To win tight games, a team must execute down the stretch. Sunday afternoon, the University of Maine made just enough clutch plays to get the job done. Senior Tanna Ross of Newburgh banked in a 3-pointer with four-tenths of a second left,… Read More
    ORONO — Despite dealing with another headache and continued disappointment, Samantha Wheeler was her usual cheery self Tuesday afternoon. Rather than playing basketball, the University of Maine junior is playing a waiting game as she recovers from a concussion suffered during a Nov. 29 practice. Read More
    PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania outscored the University of Maine 17-3 to open the game, building the foundation for a convincing 69-48 women’s basketball victory at The Palestra. Coach Cindy Blodgett’s Black Bears (1-7) spotted the Quakers (3-5) a 36-15 halftime advantage and were never… Read More
        WORCESTER, Mass. — Holy Cross outscored the University of Maine 12-2 during a key, five-minute stretch of the second half Saturday afternoon, giving the Crusaders the upper hand on their way to a 79-69 women's basketball victory at the Hart Recreation Center.     Holy Cross… Read More
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Katelyn Vanderhoff hit a jumper with 5:43 left to play Friday night to give the University of Maine women their first lead of the second half and the Black Bears pulled away 74-66 to earn their first win of the season against Bryant University. Read More
    Judging from the weekend’s exhibition action, there are likely to be some new faces making significant contributions to the University of Maine men’s and women’s basketball teams this season. Both of the Black Bears’ first-year players played often and played well for Ted Woodward’s squad, while… Read More
    ORONO — Ted Woodward spent Monday’s practice session in Memorial Gym preaching a central message to his team. “It’s about nothing else other than winning,” said the University of Maine men’s basketball coach. Whether he was stressing the importance of setting a good screen,… Read More
        Cindy Blodgett wants every available player in uniform when the UMaine women's basketball team opens its season Nov. 13 at home against Harvard.     For that reason, the Black Bears' fourth-year coach has canceled the annual Blue-White intrasquad scrimmage.   … Read More
    College basketball coaches, as a rule, try not to put a lot of stock in preseason polls. That said, there is no denying a team’s place in the voting hierarchy is a reflection of what a program has done lately. Coach Ted Woodward’s University… Read More
    The question was asked Monday by a colleague in the newsroom. Why would the University of Maine extend the contract of a coach whose three-year tenure had produced a 20-69 record? He was referring to former Black Bear All-American and current head women’s basketball… Read More
    The University of Maine women’s basketball team has struggled since former Black Bears star Cindy Blodgett took over as the head coach three years ago. Blodgett nonetheless received a vote of confidence from the UMaine administration Monday when she was given a two-year contract extension. Read More