Coach Woodward: UMaine must sprint in transition and guard the 3-point arc vs. Army

Posted Dec. 13, 2012, at 6:08 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

MAINE vs. ARMY

Time, site: 7 p.m. Friday, Christl Arena, West Point, N.Y.

Records: Maine 3-6, Army 4-5

Series, last meeting: Army leads 1-0, Army 68-42, 1969-70 season

Key players: Maine — 6-3 G Justin Edwards (16.3 ppg, 4.1 apg), 6-8 F Alasdair Fraser (12.9 ppg, 9.3 rpg), 6-3 G Xavier Pollard (10.6 ppg, 4.3 apg), 6-6 G Jon Mesghna (6.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg), 6-9 F Mike Allison (6.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg), 6-8 F Till Gloger (4.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg); Army — 6-7 F Ella Ellis (19.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg), 6-4 G/F Kyle Wilson (11.2 ppg), 6-3 G Josh Herbeck (8.6 ppg), 6-1 G Kyle Toth (6.4 ppg), 6-4 G Dylan Cox (5.8 ppg, 2.9 apg)

Maine coach Ted Woodward’s keys to the game: “They are one of the best 3-point shooting and rebounding teams. We must sprint in transition and guard the arc, must take care of the ball and knock down open shots.”

Game notes: The Bears play two more contests before semester exams. UMaine hopes to respond after Sunday’s 91-59 loss at Florida State. The Black Knights have lost two straight and four of five, but are 2-0 at home. Army beat UMaine’s Sunday opponent, Marist, 91-57.

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