MAINE vs. DELAWARE
Time, site: Sunday, 1 p.m., at Newark, Del.
Records: Maine 6-4 (1-0 NAC), Delaware 10-3 (1-0 NAC)
Key players: Maine – G Deonte Hursey (11.2 ppg), G Casey Arena (12.1 ppg), F Dan Hillman (9.4 ppg), C Francois Bouchard (12 ppg, 7.3 rpg), F Chris Collins (3.2 ppg); Delaware – G Brian Pearl (10.3 ppg), G Ricky Deadwyler (8 ppg), F Anthony Wright (14.8 ppg, 7 rpg), C Spencer Dunkley (18.4 ppg, 13.3 rpg), F Robbie Johnson (5.3 ppg)
Outlook: Showdown between defending NAC champion and preseason favorite Delaware and a Maine team picked No. 2 in preseason poll. Both played Friday night games. Delaware won both meetings last year and is 5-1 lifetime against Bears. Maine is 0-3 in Newark. Maine will need to work hard under glass as UD leads NAC in rebound margin (43.8 to 33.8). Dunkley at 6-11 will be toughest matchup for Maine. Bouchard will try to draw him away from basket.