Men's Basketball Heads to Boston University for 100th Meeting

 

Men's Basketball Heads to Boston University for 100th Meeting

BOSTON, Mass. -- The University of Maine men's basketball team heads to Boston University for the 100th meeting between the two sides on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Fans can catch all the action on the Black Bear Sports Network.

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The University of Maine men's basketball team (8-14, 3-6) travels to take on the Boston University Terriers (11-11, 5-4) in the last America East conference game between the two sides before the Terriers move to the Patriot League next season; the game will also mark the 100th meeting between the two sides.

The Black Bears are coming off a heartbreaking 68-67 loss in the last second at UMBC.

Maine was led by Xavier Pollard who had 10 points, six rebounds and seven assists while Zarko Valjarevic added 20 points.

Boston University is coming off a 66-58 loss at Hartford.

D.J. Irving led the Terriers with 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists.

The Black Bears defeated the Terriers earlier this season in Orono by the score of 63-58.

Alasdair Fraser had 17 points, six rebounds and three blocks while Pollard added 13 points and four assists.

Maine's Valjarevic is looking for his third 20-point effort in the last four games.

The Black Bears are looking for their first win at BU since the 2005-06 season.

Maine could return starting guard Justin Edwards to the lineup after missing the UMBC game due to injury.

Maine's Mike Allison currently has 117 blocks which put him fifth in program history, and also has 454 rebounds; should he grab 500 rebounds he would be just the second player in program history to notch 500 rebounds and 100 blocks (Jeff Cross, 1981-84).



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