The nationally ranked Mississippi State women's basketball team beat up on the UMaine Black Bears Sunday afternoon, 83-43, down in Starkville, Mississippi.

Depending on which national poll you look at, the Bulldogs are either #9 or #5 in the country. And now they are 11-0.

Maine turned the ball over 27 times. Miss State shot 50% from the floor while the Black Bears shot just 33%.

6-foot-7 center Teaira McCowan led the Bulldogs with 18 points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes of play.

Blanca Millian was the only Maine player in double-digit scoring with 13.

The Black Bears drop to 6-5 and the schedule doesn't get any easier. The Bears play at Duke Tuesday night. Former UMaine coach Joanne Palombo McCallie is Blue Devils coach.

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The UMaine men's basketball team stepped into the Atlantic 10 to play the St. Joseph's University Hawks. The Black Bears lost 72-59 and fall to 3-9.

Neither team shot the ball very well but Maine committed 17 turnovers. St. Joes just three.

And, Maine shot just two free throws all day. The Hawks were 12-for-21.

Isaiah White led the Black Bears in scoring with 21. Aaron Calixte had 14.

The game was the first of four road games for Maine between now at December 30th.

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