MAINE vs. ST. PETER’S
Time, site: 3 p.m. Saturday, Yanitelli Recreational Life Center, Jersey City, New Jersey
Records: UMaine 0-7, St. Peter’s 1-5
Series, last meeting: St. Peter’s leads 1-0, won 79-70 on 11/17/2001
Key players, UMaine: 6-5 G Isaiah White (15.7 points, 3.3 rebounds per game), 6-7 F Andrew Fleming (11.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.1 assists), 6-4 G Sergio El Darwich (7.7 ppg), 6-8 F Vilgot Larsson (7.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg), 5-11 G Terion Moss (7.9 ppg); St. Peter’s: 6-0 G Davauhnte Turner (18.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.5 steals per game), 6-7 F Samuel Idowu (12.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.7 blocks per game), 6-6 F KC Ndeto (10.2 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.5 bpg)
Game notes: Two rebuilding teams under first-year coaches Richard Barron of UMaine and Shaheen Holloway of St. Peter’s meet in a game both desperately would love to win in order to begin turning their fortunes around with a month left until the start of conference play. UMaine played its first home game Wednesday, a 73-59 loss to Princeton. St. Peter’s is home for the first time in three weeks after four straight road contests, including a 99-49 loss at No. 8 Auburn on Tuesday. The Peacocks of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference have lost five straight since a season-opening home victory over Lafayette. UMaine has lost 14 in a row dating back to last season. Fleming ranks 34th among all NCAA Division I players, averaging 36.3 minutes per contest. UMaine and St. Peter’s have two common opponents, North Carolina State and North Texas. UMaine fell 82-63 at N.C. State and 74-63 at North Texas. St. Peter’s lost 85-57 at N.C. State and 75-66 at North Texas.