2013-14 Maine Men's Basketball News
June 18, 2015
Maine Finishes Third in 2015 America East Academic Cup Standings
ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine student-athletes competing in the America East Conference posted a 3.21 cumulative grade point average this year to finish third in the 2015 America East Academic Cup standings. The women’s basketball team, the 2015 America East co-regular season champion, led all women’s basketball squads with a 3.39 GPA. They were one of just three teams to win a championship and finish with the highest GPA in their respective sport.
July 11, 2014
Maine Men’s Basketball to Host Bob Walsh’s Black Bear Training Day Elite Camp
ORONO, Maine – University of Maine men’s basketball head coach Bob Walsh announced that he and his coaching staff will hold a one-day elite camp called “Bob Walsh’s Black Bear Training Day,” which will give campers an inside look at what it’s like as a part of the Black Bear basketball program.
July 8, 2014
Antone Gray and Rob Toste Join Maine Men’s Basketball Staff
ORONO, Maine – University of Maine men’s basketball head coach Bob Walsh announced two new hires to his coaching staff on Thursday, as Antone Gray and Rob Toste join the Black Bears for the upcoming season. Gray will serve as an assistant coach while Toste will work as the director of basketball operations and serve as recruiting coordinator.
June 24, 2014
Maine Men's Basketball's Bob Walsh Appears on the Downtown with Rich Kimball Show
Head coach of Maine men's basketball, Bob Walsh, appeared on the Downtown with Rich Kimball Show on Monday, June 23, 2014 and commented on an array of topics ranging from his transition to Maine, the World Cup, the NBA playoffs and the upcoming recruiting period.
June 12, 2014
Maine Men's Basketball Host Youth Camp This Month
ORONO, Maine -- Registration is now open for University of Maine men’s basketball summer camps. The four-day event will run June 22-26.
May 22, 2014
Calixte and Little Sign with Maine Men’s Basketball
ORONO, Maine – The Maine men’s basketball program announced that it has received National Letters of Intent from two players that will join the squad for the 2014-15 season. Aaron Calixte (Stoughton, Mass./Lee Academy) and Kevin Little (Wyandanch, N.Y./Coastal Academy) have committed to the University of Maine men’s basketball program and are the first two recruits head coach Bob Walsh has brought in since taking over the program.
May 14, 2014
Maine Men’s Basketball Adds Matt O’Brien and Zak Boisvert to Coaching Staff
ORONO, Maine – University of Maine men's basketball head coach, Bob Walsh, announced the hiring of Matt O’Brien to his coaching staff. Most recently O’Brien spent five seasons with America East rival, Vermont, as an assistant coach on John Becker’s staff.
May 9, 2014
Press Conference Announcing Robert Walsh to be Live Streamed
The University of Maine athletic department will formally introduce its new Men’s Basketball coach, Robert Walsh, at a press conference at the Cross Insurance Center, at 1:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon. This press conference will be streamed live via AmericaEast.tv beginning at 1:25 p.m. A link to view the press conference is listed above this release.
May 9, 2014
Bob Walsh Introductory Press Conference
On May 8th, 2014, the University of Maine introduced its new men's basketball coach, Bob Walsh, formerly of Rhode Island College. Athletic Director Karlton Creech and Walsh both spoke about this announcement and what's to come for the program in front of numerous media outlets.
May 7, 2014
Robert Walsh Named UMaine Men's Basketball Coach
ORONO, Maine — Robert G. Walsh has been named University of Maine men’s basketball head coach by Director of Athletics Karlton Creech, effective May 7.
April 14, 2014
UMaine Buys out a Year of Head Coach Ted Woodward's Contract
University of Maine President Paul Ferguson has announced that the university will buy out the contract of men’s basketball head coach Ted Woodward, ending his tenure as coach effective April 14, 2014. The decision was reached after several weeks of evaluation of the program by Director of Athletics Karlton Creech and university administration.
March 8, 2014
Stony Brook Ousts Maine Men's Basketball From Postseason, 80-54
ALBANY, N.Y. – The No. 1 ranked offense in America East, Maine men’s basketball, struggled to score points as the team fell in its quarterfinal matchup against Stony Brook on Saturday evening, 80-54. The Black Bears recorded their lowest point total of the season in the process as the squad’s America East title bid was abruptly halted.
March 7, 2014
Pollard Named to the America East Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team
ALBANY, N.Y. – Junior guard, Xavier Pollard has been the team’s most consistent offensive threat in 2013-14 and the Bronx, N.Y., native was honored for that by the conference on Friday evening as he was named to the America East, All-Conference third team for his efforts this season.
March 5, 2014
No. 7 Seeded Maine Men's Basketball Plays No. 2 Seeded Stony Brook on Saturday
The 2013-14 regular season has come to an end as the Black Bears finished the year as the seventh seed in the tournament. Maine finished the season with a 4-12 conference record and will play the No. 2 seeded Stony Brook on March 8 beginning at 6 p.m.
March 3, 2014
Reid-Knight Named America East Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Troy Reid-Knight had a strong week for the Black Bears helping the team split its final two games of the season, and the conference took notice naming him the America East player of the week on Monday afternoon.
March 2, 2014
Maine Men’s Basketball Completes Season Sweep of New Hampshire in Season Finale, 73-69
BANGOR, Maine – The Maine men’s basketball team ended the campaign on high note on Sunday, completing the season sweep of rival New Hampshire in the final game of the regular season, 73-69, at the Cross Insurance Center. This is the second time in three seasons the Black Bears have completed the sweep and helps them improve to 6-22 overall and 4-12 in the conference, while UNH drops to 6-23 and 4-12 in America East play.
March 1, 2014
Maine Men's Basketball Wraps Up Regular Season Against New Hampshire
The Maine Black Bears wrap up the 2013-14 regular season on Sunday afternoon when the team takes on rival, New Hampshire, at the Cross Insurance center. The Black Bears can close the season on a high note as the team has an opportunity for its first season sweep, going for the second win against the Wildcats, beginning at 2 p.m.
February 27, 2014
Vote Xavier Pollard & Liz Wood for America East Fans' Choice Players of the Year
The 2014 America East Fans' Choice Player of the Year award ballots are open now open as both Xavier Pollard and Liz Wood represent the Maine men and women's basketball teams. Black Bear fans are encouraged to vote at the Facebook link above to see your favorite players selected as the America East Fans Choice Player of the Year.
February 27, 2014
Riverhawks Fly past Maine Men’s Basketball, 84-72
Till Gloger recorded his second-consecutive 20-point game but it wasn’t enough as the UMass Lowell Riverhawks swept the season series, defeating Maine, 84-72 at the Costello Athletic Center on Thursday night. With the loss the Black Bears drop to 5-22 and 3-12 in conference, while the upstart Riverhawks improve to 10-18 and 8-8 in America East play.
February 26, 2014
Men's Basketball Heads to UMass Lowell For Final Road Contest Of The Regular Season
The Maine Black Bears take to the road for the final time this regular season for a mid-week showdown with UMass Lowell as they play the Riverhawks on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Costello Athletic Center. The Black Bears look to hand the Riverhawks a loss after falling to the America East newcomer earlier in the year. The contest is slated for 7 p.m.
February 23, 2014
Stellar Performances By Gloger and Pollard Not Enough as Men’s Basketball Falls to Stony Brook, 83-79
BANGOR, Maine – Till Gloger scored a career-high 21 points while Xavier Pollard tallied a double-double but it wasn’t enough as the Stony Brook Seawolves took the game, 83-79 at the Cross Insurance Center. With the loss the Black Bear fall to 5-21, 3-11 in America East play, while Stony Brook improved to 20-8 and 12-2 in conference.
February 21, 2014
Men's Basketball Attempts Late-Season Push as Squad Hosts Stony Brook Sunday
The Maine Black Bears gear up for their second-last home game of the season when the squad hosts Stony Brook for a late season showdown on Sunday, Feb. 23. Maine hopes to settle the score after falling to the Seawolves earlier in the season when it takes on its America East foe at 2 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center.
February 15, 2014
Mackey Records First Career Double-Double but Maine Men’s Basketball Falls to Albany, 74-63
ALBANY, N.Y. – Redshirt sophomore Ethan Mackey enjoyed playing in front of his hometown crowd (Voorheesville, N.Y.) as he recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds but Maine Men’s Basketball was defeated by Albany, 74-63 at the SEFCU Arena on Saturday. With the loss the Black Bears are no 5-20 and 3-10 in conference while Albany improves to 13-13 and 7-6 in America East play.
February 13, 2014
Maine Men's Basketball Takes on Albany on ESPN3
The Maine men’s basketball team heads down the home stretch for its second-to-last road contest on Saturday afternoon, as the squad heads to Albany, N.Y. to take on the Great Danes. The game is scheduled for 2 p.m. and will be the final game on the Black Bears schedule that will be featured on ESPN3.
February 12, 2014
Hartford Spoils Big Night for Beal as Hawks Down Men’s Basketball, 91-79
BANGOR, Maine – Freshman Garet Beal set a new career-high in points, as he posted an impressive second half, but it wasn’t enough as the Hartford Hawks downed the Maine men’s basketball team, 91-79 at the Cross Insurance Center, Wednesday night. The loss drops Maine to 5-19 and 3-9 in conference meanwhile Hartford improved to 12-14 and 6-5 in America East play.
February 11, 2014
Maine Men's Basketball Hosts Hartford On Wednesday Night
The Maine men’s basketball team comes home to the Cross Insurance center for a home contest against Hartford on Feb. 12. The Black Bears look to even the season series at 1-1, after falling to the Hawks on Jan. 9, as they take on their America East foe at 7 p.m.
February 8, 2014
Gloger and Reid-Knight Set New Career-Highs in Points but Maine Men’s Basketball Falls to Binghamton, 73-58
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Black Bears received inspired efforts from Till Gloger and Troy Reid-Knight as the pair set new career-highs in points but the Black Bears fell to Binghamton, 73-58 at the Binghamton Events Center on Saturday afternoon. The Black Bears now drops to 5-18 and 3-8 in America East play while Binghamton improves to 5-19 and 2-9 in the conference.
February 7, 2014
Men's Basketball Attempts to Get Back on Track Against Binghamton
The Maine men’s basketball team wraps up a two game road swing on Saturday afternoon as the squad travels to Binghamton, N.Y. to play the Bearcats, hoping to sweep the season series. The Black Bears picked up the first win against Binghamton at the Cross Insurance Center on Jan. 5, in Bangor Maine and Maine will attempt to make it 2-0 in the contest scheduled for 2 p.m.
February 4, 2014
Winning Streak Ends at Two as Catamounts Defeat Maine Men's Basketball, 93-65
BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Vermont Catamounts snapped the Black Bears two-game winning streak as the No. 1 defense in America East defeated the No. 1 offense as Maine fell, 92-65 at Patrick Gym on Tuesday night. With the loss the Black Bears drop to 5-17 and 3-7 in conference while the Catamounts stay nearly flawless in conference play with a 9-1 mark and 15-9 overall.
February 3, 2014
Maine Men's Basketball Back on the Road at Vermont
The Maine men’s basketball team attempts to make it three wins in a row on Tuesday night when the squad heads to Burlington, Vt., shooting for the conference upset. The Catamounts handed Maine an 83-46 loss in Bangor, Maine, earlier in the year and the Black Bears look to serve some revenge in the game which beginning at 7 p.m.
February 3, 2014
Xavier Pollard Named America East Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior guard, Xavier Pollard was named America East player of the week after helping Maine men’s basketball win back-to-back games last week against UNH and UMBC. This is the third time this season that a member of the Black Bears has been honored by a weekly award.
February 1, 2014
Maine Men’s Basketball Nips UMBC, 83-80
The Maine men’s basketball team recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season as the team edged the UMBC Retrievers, 83-80, at the Cross Insurance Center, Saturday afternoon. With the win the Black Bears improve to 5-16 and 3-6 in conference while UMBC falls to 7-15 and 3-6 in America East play.
January 31, 2014
Maine Men's Basketball Looks For Revenge In Series Finale Against UMBC
The Maine men’s basketball team attempts to record its first two-game winning streak this weekend when the team hosts UMBC at the Cross Insurance Center on Saturday afternoon. The Black Bears look to avenge a 79-76 loss to the Retrievers earlier in the year in Baltimore, Md. The game is slated for 2 p.m.
January 29, 2014
Maine Men's Basketball Faces Rival New Hampshire in 184th Meeting on Wednesday Night
The Maine men’s basketball team readies itself for mid-week showdown with rival New Hampshire as the team travels to Durham, N.H., to play the Wildcats on Wednesday night. That game is slated for 7 p.m., and is the first game of a two-game week as Maine will be back at home on Saturday to host UMBC at 2 p.m.
January 29, 2014
Pollard Sparks Maine Men’s Basketball to Victory as Black Bears Down UNH, 68-60
DURHAM, N.H. – The Black Bears were sparked by Xavier Pollard’s 20 points as the Maine men’s basketball team snapped a six-game losing streak, defeating the New Hampshire Wildcats, 68-60, in Durham, N.H., Wednesday night. With the win the Black Bears improved to 4-16 overall and 2-6 in conference while UNH dropped to 5-16 and 3-5 overall.
January 26, 2014
Strong Second Half Propels Stony Brook Past Maine, 79-61
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. – The Black Bears limited Stony Brook to just 27 first half points but the Seawolves exploded for 52 in the second frame as the Black Bears fell, 79-61 at the Pritchard Arena on Saturday afternoon. With the loss the Black Bears drop to 3-16 and 1-6 in conference while Stony Brook remains undefeated in conference play at 7-0 and 15-6 overall.
January 25, 2014
Maine Men's Basketball Attempts to Hand Stony Brook First Conference Loss Sunday
The Maine men’s basketball team hits the road for a Sunday matinee against Stony Brook in Long Island, N.Y., on Sunday afternoon. The Black Bears look to snap a five game losing skid in grand style, hoping to hand the Seawolves their first loss in conference play this season. Sunday’s game is slated for 2 p.m. at Pritchard Gymnasium.
January 23, 2014
UMass Lowell Upsets Maine Men’s Basketball, 74-62
The River Hawks’ Antonio Bivens posted a game-high 25 points to help UMass-Lowell down the Black Bears, 74-62 at the Cross Insurance Center on Thursday night. With the loss the Black Bears fall to 3-15 and 1-5 in conference and UMass-Lowell improves to 5-13 and 4-3 in America East play.
January 22, 2014
Maine Men's Basketball Hosts America East Newcomer UMass Lowell
The Maine men’s basketball team finishes up a three-game home stand on Thursday night as the team hosts, Division I and America East newcomer, UMass-Lowell, at the Cross Insurance Center. The Black Bears look to snap a four-game losing streak and win its first game at home since Jan. 5 against Binghamton, when they play the River Hawks at 7 p.m.
January 18, 2014
Mackey Posts Career Day but Maine Men’s Basketball Falls Short Against Albany, 85-78
ORONO, Maine – Ethan Mackey crushed his former career-high in points, scoring 24 against the Great Danes, but Albany’s Gary Johnson dominated in the paint as Maine fell, 85-78 in Memorial Gym, Saturday afternoon. With the loss Maine falls to 3-14 and 1-4 in conference while Albany snaps a two-game losing skid and improves to 9-9 and 3-2 in America East play.
January 17, 2014
Maine Men's Basketball Hosts Albany at Memorial Gymnasium
The Black Bears wrap up their two-game week hosting the Albany Great Danes at Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. Maine attempts to avenge its last game against Albany in the 2013 America East Tournament as the Great Danes edged Maine, 50-49 and bounced the Black Bears from playoff contention. Saturday’s game is slated for 2 p.m.
January 16, 2014
Maine Men's Basketball Kicks Off Three Game Homestand Against Vermont
The Maine Black Bears get ready for a three-game home stand beginning on Jan. 16, as the team takes on Vermont, followed by Albany on Jan. 18 and UMass-Lowell on Jan. 23. Both the game against the Catamounts and Riverhawks will be played at the Cross Insurance Center but Maine’s contest against the Great Danes will be played at Memorial Gym.
January 16, 2014
Maine Men's Basketball Falls to Catamounts, 83-46
BANGOR, Maine -- Garet Beal (Beal’s Island, Maine) led Maine with nine points but Vermont’s stingy defense held the Black Bears in check as the Catamounts defeated the Black Bears 83-46 at the Cross Insurance Center on Thursday night. With the loss Maine drops to 3-13 overall and 1-3 in America East play while Vermont improved to 9-8 ovrall and 3-0 in conference.
January 11, 2014
Turnovers Spoil Valjarevic’s Strong Game As Maine Men’s Basketball Falls 79-76
BALTIMORE, Md. – Junior guard, Zarko Valjarevic led the Maine offense with 24 points, including 6-of-8 from beyond the arc but the Black Bears couldn’t over come 20 turnovers, falling to UMBC, 79-76 at the RAC on Saturday, evening. With the loss Maine now drops to 3-12 and 1-2 in conference while UMBC improves to 5-11 and 1-2 in America East play.
January 10, 2014
Men's Basketball Wraps-Up Road Trip Against UMBC Saturday
The Black Bears look to salvage a two-game road trip as the squad faces the UMBC Retrievers in Baltimore, Md., Saturday afternoon. The game is part of a double header that will feature a UMBC women’s basketball game at 1 p.m. while the men will conclude the event with a 3:30 p.m. showdown with Maine.
January 9, 2014
Late Second-Half Run Lifts Hartford Over Maine, 80-65
The Hartford Hawks used a 25-10 run late in the second half to help secure its first conference win, defeating the Maine men’s basketball team, 80-65, at the Chase Family Arena, Thursday night. The Black Bears fall to 3-11 overall and 1-1 in conference while the Hawks improve to 7-10 and 1-1 in America East play.
January 8, 2014
Maine Men's Basketball Attempts to Stay Undefeated In Conference Play at Hartford
The Black Bears attempt to stay undefeated in conference play this week, as they take to the road following the team’s first America East win of the season against Binghamton last Sunday, 82-66. The Black Bears ready for a two-game road swing starting on Thursday as they take on Hartford beginning at 7 p.m. and conclude with a game against UMBC on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
January 6, 2014
Akanda-Coronel Wins Second-Consecutive America East Player of the Week Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass – Just one week after receiving his first America East player of the week award, Dimitry Akanda-Coronel has officially won his second, after averaging 19 points and eight rebounds in two games last week. The conference announced that Akanda-Coronel is this week’s player of the week while Rodney Elliot of UMBC was named rookie of the week.
January 5, 2014
Akanda-Coronel’s Double-Double Helps Lift Maine To Victory In America East Opener
BANGOR, Maine – Dimitry Akanda-Coronel continued his torrid pace on Sunday afternoon, recording his first career double-double, as the Black Bears opened up America East play with a 82-66 win against Binghamton, at the Cross Insurance Center. Akanda-Coronel scored 14 points and took down 10 boards in the winning-effort as Maine improves to 3-10 overall and 1-0 in conference, while Binghamton drops to 3-11 and 0-1 in America East games.
January 5, 2014
Men's Basketball vs. Binghamton Highlights
Maine men's basketball defeated Binghamton, 82-66 on Jan. 5, 2014. These are the highlights.
January 4, 2014
Men's Basketball Opens Conference Play Against Binghamton
Coming off an impressive tournament in Tennessee to close out 2013, the Black Bears open up America East play with renewed confidence and a fresh slate. Maine men’s basketball hosts Binghamton on Jan. 5 as part of a basketball double header as the squad follows the women’s game at 2 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center. The Black Bears are looking to avenge a one-point loss the Bearcats handed Maine the last time these two teams met in Maine as the contest is slated for a 4:30 p.m. start time.
December 30, 2013
Akanda-Coronel Named America East Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore guard, Dimitry Akanda-Coronel fueled the Black Bears to their first victory in over one month with his 27-point effort against Middle Tennessee on Sunday and was honored by the America East conference for his efforts, earning the America East Player of the Week award. This is the first time this season that Maine has received the honor and is the first of Akanda-Coronel’s career.
December 30, 2013
Men’s Basketball Wraps Up 2013 With Loss to Chattanooga, 86-80
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Maine men’s basketball team maintained the lead for the entire first half but faltered in the second frame as the Chattanooga Mocs (7-8) won the Dr. Pepper Classic Championship, defeating the Black Bears, 86-80, Monday night. Dimitry Akanda-Coronel had another strong game for the Black Bears tallying 24 points but the loss gives Maine a 2-10 record to wrap up 2013.
December 29, 2013
Akanda-Coronel Sparks Thrilling OT Win over Middle Tennessee State, 89-85
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Maine men’s basketball team tallied its first win in over a month on Sunday night as the team was sparked by Dimitry Akanda-Coronel and the return of junior forward Kilian Cato as the Black Bears upset Middle Tennessee State, 89-85 in overtime, at the Dr. Pepper Classic. The win is teams first since Nov. 10 against Fisher and is the squad’s first defeat of a division I team in 2013-14. The victory improves Maine’s record to 2-9 while the Blue Raiders drop to 8-5.
December 28, 2013
Men's Basketball to Compete In Dr. Pepper Classic to Close Out 2013
The Black Bears ready themselves for its final two contests before the New Year as the team takes part in the Dr. Pepper Classic in Chattanooga Tenn., on Dec. 29-30. Maine’s opening round game will take place against (8-4) Middle Tennessee and they will finish up, either in the consolation game or the championship contest against Grand Canyon University or Chattanooga on Dec. 30. Sunday’s game is slated for a 4:30 p.m. start time while Monday’s start time is TBD.
December 21, 2013
Rebounding Sinks Maine as Black Bears Lose to Providence, 94-70
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Black Bears allowed 30 second chance points against Providence as the Friars controlled the glass, winning 94-70, at the Dunkin Donuts Center, in Providence, R.I. Saturday afternoon. The loss brings Maine into the Christmas break with a 1-9 record while Providence improves to 10-2.
December 18, 2013
Maine Men's Basketball Travels to Providence For Final Game Before Holiday Break
The Black Bears take to the road for their final game before Christmas as the team will take on the 9-2 Providence Friars on Dec. 21 at the Dunkin Donuts Center, in Providence, R.I. Maine attempts to upset the Friars as the game is slated for 2 p.m.
December 17, 2013
Black Bear Insider Episode 6
The sixth installment of the 2013-14 season of Black Bear insider features interviews with Maine football star Mike Cole and former Athletic Director Steve Abbott, a field goal kicking clinic with Sean Decloux and a round table interview with the Maine women's soccer seniors. All that and more on Black Bear Insider.
December 14, 2013
Men's Basketball Game Against UMaine Presque Island Postponed
ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine men's basketball game, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 against the University of Maine Presque Isle, has been postponed due to travel conditions surrounding the impending snow storm. A make up date will be announced at a later time.
December 13, 2013
Maine Men's Basketball Comes Up Short Against Army, 90-80
Xavier Pollard paced the Maine offense once again but Maine lost its seventh-straight contest Friday night, as the Black Bears fell to Army 90-80 at the Cross Insurance Center. Maine falls to 1-8 while Army improves to 3-6.
December 12, 2013
Men's Basketball Hosts Army and UMPI In Final Homestand Before Holiday Break
The Maine men’s basketball team hosts two home games before the holiday break when Army and UMPI come to town on Dec. 13 and 15, respectively. The Black Bears host the Black Knights at the Cross Insurance Center on Dec. 13 starting at 6 p.m. While the Owls visit Orono, Maine on Sunday for a 2 p.m. showdown in Memorial Gymnasium.
December 6, 2013
Pollard's 20 Points Not Enough As Maine Men's Basketball Falls to No. 12/14 Connecticut, 95-68
HARTFORD, Conn. – Junior guard Xaveir Pollard had another strong day but it wasn’t enough as No. 12/14 Connecticut defeated Maine, 95-68, at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., on Friday night. Pollard recorded his third career 20-point game, pacing the Black Bears with 20 points as Maine drops to 1-7.
December 5, 2013
Maine Men's Basketball Takes on No. 12/14 UConn On ESPN3
The Maine Black Bears finish up the tail end of a two-game road swing as the team travels to Hartford, Conn., to take on No. 13 UConn at the XL Center on Friday evening. Maine tips off against the 8-0 Huskies at 7 p.m. before heading home for a two-game slate starting next weekend.
December 4, 2013
Late Push Comes Up Short As Maine Men's Basketball Falls To NJIT, 81-72
NEWARK, N.J. – The Black Bears were led by their junior leadership as both Zarko Valjarevic and Xavier Pollard recorded 19 and 18 points, respectively, but Maine dropped to 1-6 on the year with a 81-72 loss at NJIT on Wednesday night. NJIT improved to 5-4 overall as they sweep the season series between the two teams, going 2-0 in the home-and-home.
December 3, 2013
Maine Men's Basketball Takes to the Road for Two Game Swing
The Maine men’s basketball team (1-5) heads out on the road for a two game road swing through New Jersey and Connecticut this week as the squad will face NJIT on Wednesday and UConn on Friday. The Black Bears prepare for their second meeting with the Highlanders in a game that is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Newark N.J. and a Friday night showdown with the Huskies beginning at 7 p.m.
December 1, 2013
Valjarevic and Gloger Pace Black Bears But Maine Falls to Big Green, 81-56
BANGOR, Maine – The Black Bears received double-digit efforts from both Zarko Valjarevic and Till Gloger but fell to 1-5 overall as Dartmouth (3-1) defeated the Black Bears, 81-56 at the Cross Insurance Center, Sunday afternoon.
November 29, 2013
Maine Men's Basketball Hosts Dartmouth in Sunday Matinee
The Maine men’s basketball team (1-4) hosts the Dartmouth Big Green (2-1) on Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Cross Insurance Center. The game is slated for 2 p.m. and is the third game in what has been a three-game homestand for Maine. This will be the 20th meeting between the Big Green and Black Bears as Maine holds a 10-9 lead in the overall series history.
November 25, 2013
Maine Men's Basketball Defeated by Quinnipiac, 102-61
The University of Maine men’s basketball (1-4) dropped a 102-61 decision to Quinnipiac (4-1) at Cross Insurance Center on Monday evening. Xavier Pollard and Dimitry Akanda-Coronel led the way for the Black Bears with 18 points each while Shaun Lawton added 11.
November 25, 2013
Maine Men's Basketball Hosts Quinnipiac in Pre-Thanksgiving Showdown
Maine hosts Quinnipiac for its second Cross Insurance Center game and a pre-Thanksgiving showdown on Monday, Nov. 25. The Black Bears and Bobcats are set to tip off at 7 p.m. Maine enter the game 1-3 while the Bobcats come in at 3-1.
November 20, 2013
Maine Men's Basketball vs. NJIT Highlights
Dimitry Akanda-Cornel scored 29 points in a 88-82 loss to NJIT on Nov. 19. Check out the highlights here.
November 19, 2013
Akanda-Coronel Scores 26 in the Second Half But Maine Falls to NJIT, 88-82
ORONO, Maine – Dimitry Akanda-Coronel scored 26 second half points but the Black Bears fell to NJIT, 88-82 in the team’s first game at the new Cross Insurance Center, Tuesday night. The Black Bears drop to 1-3 on the year while NJIT improves to 3-2.
November 18, 2013
Men's Basketball Debuts at the Cross Insurance Center Against NJIT
The Black Bear men’s basketball team gets set to play its first game at the new home for Maine basketball, the Cross Insurance Center, in Bangor, Maine. The Black Bears have played three regular season games so far this year, two on the road against Rhode Island and George Washington and one at Memorial Gym, in Orono, Maine. This however, will be the first at the new facility. The Black Bears enter the contest 1-2 with two losses to the Rams and Colonials while defeating the Fisher Falcons.
November 13, 2013
Black Bear Insider - Episode 5
This week's BBI features interviews with coach Jack Cosgrove and cross country runner Kelton Cullenberg along with a feature on "coaches in the class room" and the sights and sounds from football home coming and basketball media day.
November 12, 2013
Lawton Sets New Career-High But Men’s Basketball Falls to George Washington, 108-81
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sophomore Shaun Lawton took full advantage of his first start of his sophomore season recording a new career-high in points but it wasn’t enough as Maine was defeated, 108-81 to George Washington at the Charles E. Smith Center on Tuesday night. Lawton tallied 23 total points, breaking his previous career high of 12.
November 11, 2013
Men’s Basketball Back on the Road to Face George Washington
The Maine Black Bears men’s basketball team finishes up a slate that featured three games in five nights as Maine plays George Washington in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night. That game is slated for 7 p.m.
November 10, 2013
Maine Gets First Win of the Year Against Fisher, 111-64
ORONO, Maine – The Black Bears men’s basketball team had five different players tally double-digit point totals as the squad recorded its first win of the season, downing Fisher, 111-64, in Memorial Gym on Sunday, afternoon. The win pushes the Black Bear record to 1-1 on the season with Fisher falling to 1-2 overall.
November 8, 2013
Men’s Basketball Falls to Rhode Island In 100th Meeting
KINGSTON, R.I. – Xavier Pollard and Dimitry Akanda-Coronel both led the way with career-high point totals but Rhode Island had four players with double-digits as they defeated Maine men’s basketball, 97-77 in Kingston Rhode Island. The game was the Black Bears first of the season and the 100th meeting between the two schools as the win pushes the series lead to 86-14 in favor of the Rams.
November 5, 2013
Men's Basketball Kicks Off The Season Against Rhode Island
The Maine Black Bears kick off the regular season portion of their schedule this coming weekend when they travel to Kingston, R.I. to take on the Rhode Island Rams. The game is slated for Friday, Nov. 8 at, 7:30 p.m. Maine will then head home and plays Fisher at Memorial Gymnasium on Sunday, Nov 10 beginning at 3 p.m. The Black Bears will then return home for a quick turn around when the team plays Fisher on Sunday, Nov. 10. That game is slated for 3 p.m.
November 1, 2013
Akanda-Coronel Leads Maine to 88-79 Win Over Laval
ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine men’s basketball team used four double-figure scoring efforts, led by Dimitry Akanda-Coronel’s (Boston, Mass.) 22-point effort, to defeat Laval University 88-79 in exhibition action Friday evening at Memorial Gym.
October 31, 2013
Maine Men's Basketball Wraps Up Exhibition Season Against Laval on Friday
The Maine men’s basketball team will wrap up its exhibition season tomorrow night when they take on Canadian team, Laval University, from Quebec. The Black Bears will take on the Red and Gold in Memorial Gymnasium with the tip set for 7 p.m. Live stats will be available at the link above. Maine will reintroduce its web streaming and radio call for its first regular season contest on Nov. 8 against Rhode Island.
October 26, 2013
Valjarevic Shines As Men's Basketball Defeats McGill, 83-57
ORONO, Maine – Junior Zarko Valjarevic paced the Black Bears with 18 points, as the Maine men’s basketball team defeated the McGill Redmen, 83-57 in the team’s first exhibition contest, in Orono, Maine on Saturday afternoon. The junior from Serbia was one of three Black Bears to hit double-digit points in the opening contest.
October 25, 2013
Men’s Basketball Hosts McGill In Saturday Afternoon Exhibition Contest
The Maine Men’s basketball team will kick off its 2013-14 slate with an afternoon exhibition game against McGill University on Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. It will be one of four contests that will be played in Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of the University of Maine. This contest is also the first of two exhibition games with the second taking place next Friday against Laval at 7 p.m.
October 18, 2013
Maine Basketball Hosts Kid-Zone at Homecoming Football Game
ORONO, Maine – The Maine men’s and women’s basketball teams will have an opportunity to reach out to their young Black Bear fans on Saturday, hosting the Kid-Zone at the North end zone at the Maine football game against William & Mary, on Oct. 19.
October 16, 2013
Maine Men's Basketball Picked Eighth In America East Preseason Poll
ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine men’s basketball team has been selected to finish eighth in the 2013-14 America East preseason poll, as announced by the conference Wednesday afternoon. The Black Bears received 20 total votes in the poll.
October 8, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Meet the Black Bears - Luke Hettermann
ORONO, Maine – Luke Hettermann is latest member of the “Meet the Black Bears” segment. The junior guard returns to the Black Bears for another year at the University of Maine.
October 4, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Meet the Black Bears - Till Gloger
ORONO, Maine – Till Gloger is the latest entry into the “Meet the Black Bears” segment. The sophomore played in 29 games for Maine men’s basketball in 2012-13 and earned one start.
October 3, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Meet the Black Bears - Dimitry Akanda-Coronel
Dimitry Akanda-Coronel is the latest addition to the “Meet the Black Bears” segment. Akanda-Coronel is entering his sophomore season as a member of the men’s basketball team.
September 30, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Meet the Black Bears - Garet Beal
ORONO, Maine - In our latest installment of “Meet the Bears” for our men’s basketball team we introduce a local product for Beal’s Island Maine, Garet Beal.
September 27, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Meet the Black Bears - Erik Nissen
ORONO, Maine - Freshman, Eric Nissen is the next Black Bear men’s basketball player to be featured in our “Meet the Black Bears” segment. Nissen is a 6-9, power forward, from Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada.
September 27, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Men's Basketball Hits Court With First Official Practice
ORONO, Maine – The 2013-14 edition of the Maine men’s basketball team hit the floor for its first official practice on Friday afternoon as the team kicked off the 2013-14 season.
September 26, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Meet the Black Bears - Mitchell Worcester
ORONO, Maine – The next “Meet the Black Bears” introduction is Washburn, Maine native, Mitch Worcester. The incoming freshman joins the Black Bears after an exciting high school career, which saw many awards and accolades.
September 25, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Meet the Black Bears - Marko Pirovic
ORONO, Maine – The Black Bears welcome 6’ 7” forward, Marko Pirovic to the squad this season. The Bolton, Ontario native comes from the Robert F. Hall Secondary School.
September 24, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Meet the Black Bears - Christian Ejiga
ORONO, Maine – Next we highlight, newcomer, Christian Ejiga. The Lago Nigeria native, provides a strong presence and will bolster the forward position for the Black Bears.
September 24, 2013
Maine Men's Basketball Announces Open Practice
ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine men’s basketball team is only three days away from officially opening the 2013-14 practice schedule. The Black Bears first official practice is set for Friday, Sept. 27, which will kick off the practice season for the latest edition of the men’s basketball squad. The team also announced today that there will be a practice that is open to the public on Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., slated to take place at the New Balance Student Recreation Center, on the Maine campus. Fans are welcomed and encouraged to get their first glimpse of this year’s squad.
September 23, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Meet the Black Bears - Troy Reid-Knight
ORONO, Maine – The latest update in the Meet the Black Bears series is freshman Troy Reid-Knight. The point guard from Vaughan, Ontario bolster the Maine men’s basketball roster.
September 19, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Meet the Black Bears - Ethan Mackey
ORONO, Maine – After redshirting his freshman year and seeing limited playing time in his first healthy season at Maine, the Black Bears are eager to continue the development of, redshirt sophomore, Ethan Mackey.
September 19, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Meet the Black Bears - Zarko Valjarevic
ORONO, Maine – Entering his junior season, Zarko Valjarevic’s experience will be a valuable asset to this year’s edition of Black Bears men’s basketball team. The Belgrade, Serbia native played in 22 contests while starting 11 for the Maine.
September 18, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Meet the Black Bears - Stefan Micovic
ORONO, Maine - The next player up for our “Meet the Black Bears” series is Sophomore Stefan Micovic. Micovic played in seven contests last season as he made the transition to the collegiate game.
September 17, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Meet the Black Bears – Shaun Lawton
ORONO, Maine – The Black Bears welcome back sophomore Shaun Lawton to the fold for the upcoming season. Lawton finished his freshman campaign, playing in 25 contests.
September 16, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Meet the Black Bears – Xavier Pollard
Junior Xavier Pollard returns to the Black Bears for the 2013-14 season after a solid sophomore season. Pollard started for the Black Bears in 27 of their 30 contests averaging 9.7 ppg, and 4.27 apg (4th in the league). He is the second-leading returning assist-man in the league. Pollard averaged 3.6 ppg as a freshmen for the Black Bears.
September 12, 2013
Allison Signs Pro Contract With Durham Wildcats
TORONTO, Ontario – Former Black Bears basketball standout Mike Allison has signed a one-year contract with the Durham Wildcats of the Britsh Basketball league (BBL). As a part of this opportunity, Allison will have a chance to earn his Masters of Science in Medical Education at Durham University while getting professional basketball experience.
September 12, 2013
Off-Season Offerings: Men’s Basketball Schedules “Meet The Black Bears” Tailgate
Orono, Maine - University of Maine basketball fans will have an opportunity to get to know the 2013-14 edition of Black Bears men’s basketball on Sept. 14, 2013 before the Maine football game against Bryant at Alfond Stadium.
September 5, 2013
Maine Men’s Basketball Announces Its 2013-14 Schedule
Orono, Maine – The University of Maine men’s basketball program has announced its 2013-14 schedule.