August 22, 2019

Men’s Basketball


Time, site: Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Alfond Arena, Orono

Records: Maine 5-3, Colby 3-5

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 59-56; last met 1976-77 season

Key players: Maine – 6-2 G Kevin Reed (17.00 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.8 spg, .833 FT pct.), 6-3 G Eric Dobson (11.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 6.1 apg), 6-10 F Mark Flavin (8.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.4 bpg, .529 FG pct.), 6-9 F David Dubois (7.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg), 6-7 G Freddy Petkus (7.3 ppg, .450 3-pt. FG pct.), 6-7 F Joe Campbell (7.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg, .917 FT pct.); Colby – Patrick McGowan (19.1 ppg, 2.1 spg, .482 FG pct.), Andrew Jenkins (11.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg), Michael Westbrooks (9.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.6 apg), Nate Dick (9.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, .909 FT pct.), Nick Loukes (7.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, .500 FG pct.)

Outlook: The Division I Bears should be able to handle the Division III White Mules, but won’t take them for granted. Maine is coming off a weeklong break following a 67-60 loss at Massachusetts on Dec. 23. Colby hasn’t played since a 74-71 setback against UMaine-Farmington on Dec. 6. The Mules have dropped three straight. The Bears have lost two of three. The contest will provide both clubs with a chance to get tuned up for their league schedules. Reed and Dobson have been Maine’s catalysts, but were held in check by UMass. The Bears should have a big height advantage as well. The Colby roster includes Bangor products Loukes and Casey Civiello along with Waterville’s Tom Nale.

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