Men's Basketball Hosts Marist in Sears BracketBuster Game Saturday
ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine men's basketball team hosts Marist in a Sears BracketBuster contest on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Gym. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 581-BEAR or toll-free (800) 756-TEAM.
The University of Maine men's basketball team (11-14) hosts the Marist Red Foxes (10-16) from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference for the first time since 1984.
The Black Bears are coming off a 64-50 loss at Hartford.
Freshman Xavier Pollard came off the bench to score 10 points, grab four rebounds, swipe two steals and block a shot.
Mike Allison just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds on 4-of-4 shooting from the field.
Gerald McLemore recently passed Kevin Reed for the all-time lead in three-point shots made and currently has 314; he also passed Reed for third on the all-time scoring list and now has 1,613 points.
The Red Foxes are coming off a their third win in four games with a 72-54 victory over then-MAAC leader Loyola.
Adam Kemp just missed a triple-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocks while Devin Price added 16 points and four assists.
Maine's Alasdair Fraser has three 20-point games in his last five games played while grabbing at least eight rebounds three times during that stretch.
Freshman Justin Edwards has notched double-figures and had three assists or three rebounds in 20 games this season.
McLemore has scored at least 19 points in four out of the last seven games.