Men's Basketball Hosts Fisher in Memorial Gym Thursday Night

 
December 5, 2012

Men's Basketball Hosts Fisher in Memorial Gym Thursday Night

ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine men's basketball team hosts Fisher in the Memorial Gym on Thursday at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 581-BEAR or online at www.GoBlackBearsTickets.com.  

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The University of Maine men's basketball team (2-5) hosts the Fisher Falcons (4-4) in the Memorial Gym. 

The Black Bears are coming off a 87-73 loss at Atlantic-10 foe Duquesne.

Reigning America East Player of the Week Justin Edwards scored 19 points and gave out a career-high eight assists while Alasdair Fraser added 20 points.

Fisher is coming off a 91-87 overtime loss to Framingham State. 

Kyle Murphy had 17 points and four assists to lead the Falcons. 

Maine and Fisher played last season in an exhibition contest with the Black Bears taking the victory 91-45 behind Mike Allison's 15 points and 16 rebounds while Edwards added 16 points, four rebounds and three assists. 

It is the first time the two have played in the regular season since Nov. 13, 2007, an 81-36 Maine win. 

Maine's point guard Xavier Pollard has 24 assists in the last three games, and should he keep his average of 5.0 apg, it would be the most since Eric Dobson averaged 6.0 apg during the 2003-04 seaso.n

Edwards has at least three steals in six out of seven games this season while Fraser has grabbed at least eight rebounds in six out of seven contests. 



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