ORONO, ME — The University of Maine men’s basketball team returns home to take on the Retrievers of UMBC on Saturday, January 20 at noon
Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on ESPN 3. The game can also be heard worldwide on the Black Bears Sports Network and at goblackbears.com.
|University of Maine (3-12, 0-4 AE) vs UMBC (6-10, 1-4)|
|Date Time||Saturday, January 22 at 10 p.m.|
|Event location||Cross Insurance Center|
|Watch||Web Stream: ESPN 3|
|Listen||92.9 FM | GoBlackBears.com|
|Game Notes||Maine | UMBC|
A LOOK AT THE BLACK BEARS:
The Black Bears will be looking for a recovery performance after a heavy loss at UMass Lowell, 71-62.
Maine comes in their match-up against UMBC as the best team in the conference at forcing steals, with 8.1 per game.
Sam Ihekwoaba (4-time AE Rookie of the Week, 3-in-a-row) and Christian Feierberg (22-11 final game) come in as key players for the Black Bears in conference play so far.
A LOOK AT UMBC
UMBC comes to Maine after losing to UAlbany on Wednesday, January 19, 66-54.
UMBC was led by Matt Cerruti (20pts, 2 reb, 3a) and Jamel Horton (15pts, 6 reb, 6a) in the losing effort.
Keondre Kennedy enters the matchup as the top goalscorer for the Retrievers, scoring 13.2 per game. Rogers Darnell (10.7 ppg) is second in the squad and LJ Owens (9.9 ppg) rounds out the top 3.
HISTORY AGAINST UMBC
These two squads will face each other for the 34th time on Saturday, with UMBC taking an all-time series lead 21-12. The last time these two faced each other came back on February 29, 2020, a game in which the Black Bears came away decisively with the win, 74-48. Keondre Kennedy led the UMBC squad in that game, scoring 14 of his squad points. Steph Ingo produced a double-double for the Black Bears in that game, scoring 12 and taking 12 rebounds.
|Maine (3-12, 0-4)||Category||UMBC (6-10, 1-4)|
|60.6||Points per game||71.7|
|68.3||Opponent points per game||71.6|
|40.1||Field Goal Percentage||42.2|
|26.0||3-point field goal percentage||33.8|
|72.0||Free Throw Percentage||76.8|
|33.1||Rebounds per game||34.7|
|12.7||Assists per match||12.9|
|13.4||Revenue per game||11.6|
|13.9||Forced turnover per game||11.8|
|8.1||Steals per game||4.7|
|1.8||Blocks per game||2.3|