Maine heads to Lundholm Gym on Sunday to take on New Hampshire. It gets started at 1 p.m. EST. The Black Bears fell to the Wildcats 57-54 on Jan. 30 and are 7-3 against them over the last four years.
New Hampshire is in seventh place in the America East and nipping at the heels of Maine in sixth place.
In spite of 15 points and 7 rebounds from Alasdair Fraser, the Black Bears came up short 69-53 against Stony Brook on Feb. 24. He tallies 13.4 points per game in addition to a team-best 8.3 rebounds per game. The Wildcats were defeated by Albany 56-49 on Feb. 28 despite 24 points from Patrick Konan. He contributes 5.5 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.7 points per game.
StatSmack! Maine is better than New Hampshire
Maine has a better conference record than New Hampshire this season (6-9 vs. 4-11).
Even computers respect Maine more. Maine has a better RPI this season than New Hampshire (RPI: No. 256 vs. No. 296).
The Maine rebounding leader (Alasdair Fraser, 233 rebounds) has more rebounds than the New Hampshire rebounding leader (Ferg Myrick, 161 rebounds).
Justin Edwards is ranked 3rd in the America East in points, 6th in the America East in assists, and 1st in the America East in steals.