The UMaine men's basketball team finished up its pre-Christmas schedule was a loss at UMass 74-63 in a game that truly was a tale of two halves.

In the first half, the Black Bears shooting woes left trailing 40-15 at halftime. While the Minutemen were shooting 60%, Maine was 1-for-15 shooting three-pointers and just 21% overall.

In the second half, the Bears roared back and out scored UMass 48-34, including a 32-9 run at the end of the game.

But not enough and Maine falls to 3-11 with one non-conference game left before America East play.

Ilija Stojiljkovic led the Bears with 16 points. Andrew Fleming had 10.

Carl Pierre led UMass with 25. The Minutemen are 7-6.

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