February 24, 2019
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UMaine men’s basketball team reaches AE halfway mark with game against New Hampshire

UMaine athletics | BDN
UMaine athletics | BDN
Andrew Fleming of the University of Maine weighs the option of shooting or passing the ball inside during a recent game in Bangor.

Men’s basketball


Time, site: 1 p.m. Sunday, Cross Insurance Center, Bangor

Records: UMaine 4-18 (2-5 America East), New Hampshire 3-17 (1-6)

Series, last meeting: UMaine leads 107-73, UNH 71-56 on 2/8/2018

Key players, UMaine: 6-5 G Isaiah White (14.1 points per game), 6-7 F Andrew Fleming (14.0 ppg, 7.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists), 6-4 G Sergio El Darwich (11.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg), 6-8 F Vilgot Larsson (7.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg); UNH: 6-5 G Josh Hopkins (10.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg), 6-0 G Jordan Reed (9.8 ppg), 6-7 F Jayden Martinez (8.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg), 6-1 G Elijah Jordan (7.5 ppg, 2.6 apg)

Game notes: These neighboring rivals will meet for the 181st time after splitting two games last winter. UMaine is coming off Wednesday’s 78-59 victory at UMass Lowell that featured a career night from Fleming. He exploded for 38 points while shooting 18 of 20 from the field and tying the America East record for field goals in a game. The junior from Norway, Maine, and Oxford Hills High School continues to rank among conference leaders in numerous categories: scoring (13th), minutes played (second, 36.7 mpg), rebounds (sixth), field-goal percentage (sixth, .497), assist-to-turnover ratio (sixth, 1.2 per game) and assists (seventh). UMaine is in a three-way tie for sixth in America East with Albany and Binghamton. Last-place UNH has just one Division I victory this year, a 68-64 win over UMass Lowell on Jan. 19. The Wildcats have lost their last five games, the latest Wednesday’s 62-42 home decision against Albany. UNH is averaging a league-low 61.7 ppg, just behind UMaine’s 63.0 ppg. UMaine begins the second half of its conference schedule Wednesday at Vermont.

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