Maine Men’s Basketball Wins 1st Game of Season, Beats UNH 59-56
The Pit must agree with the 2020-21 UMaine Men's Basketball Team! The Black Bears picked up their 1st win of the 2020-21 season with a 59-56 victory over the University of New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon, January 2nd.
Maine trailed 30--26 at the end of the 1st Half, but outscored the Wildcats 33-26 in the 2nd Half.
Maine led by 5 points with :28 seconds remaining in the game, before K.J. McLurg made 2 sets of free throws to cut the lead to just 1 point with :13 seconds left. But Mykhailo Yagodin iced the game sinking 2 free throws for the Black Bears.
Stephane Ingo had a double-double for UMaine, finishing with 16 points and 10 rebounds, both team highs. Vilgott Larson had 12 points
Marque Maultsby led the UNH with 17 points, while Taylor Mattos had 8 points. Jayden Martinez had 7 points and a team high 7 rebounds.
Maine was 11-18 from the free throw line while UNH was 12-14.
Maine is now 1-3 overall and 1-2 in America East. UNH is 3-3 overall and 2-1 in America East.
Maine and UNH will meet on Sunday afternoon, January 3rd, in The Pit at the University of Maine. Tip-off is at 1 p.m.