MAINE vs. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT
Time, site: Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Detrick Gymnasium, New Britain, Conn.
Records: UMaine 3-9, Central Connecticut 5-6
Series: UMaine leads 10-3, CCSU 82-61 on 11/30/16
Key players: UMaine — 5-11 G Aaron Calixte (15.0 points, 2.9 assists per game), 6-6 G Isaiah White (11.0 ppg, 3.3 rebounds), 6-6 G Ilker Er (9.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg), 6-7 F Andrew Fleming (8.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg); CCSU — 6-5 G Tyler Kohl (17.7 ppg, 4.0 apg), 6-3 G Austin Nehls (11.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg), 6-7 F Mustafa Jones (10.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg), 6-9 C Deion Bute (9.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.5 blocks)
Game notes: UMaine plays the second of four consecutive road games to close out its nonconference schedule after a 72-59 loss at Atlantic 10 staple Saint Joseph’s on Sunday. That game marked a coming-out party for White, as the redshirt sophomore shot 8 of 14 from the field and 5 of 7 beyond the 3-point arc for a game-high 21 points in 31 minutes. It was his most significant playing time after missing eight games due to a foot injury. Calixte remains the Black Bears’ most consistent scorer, producing double figures in 11 of 12 games. CCSU, coached by former Connecticut and NBA player Donyell Marshall, is coming off an 84-65 loss at Boston College on Sunday. Junior wing Kohl paced the Blue Devils with 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists. UMaine will have to play better defensively than it did a year ago against CCSU, which shot 59 percent (33 of 56) from the field and 71 percent (10 of 14) from 3-point land in its 21-point victory at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.