ALBANY, N.Y. – Senior guard Mike Black goes for a career-high 28 points to pace UAlbany past Maine, 76-63, on Saturday, Jan. 12 at SEFCU Arena. The Great Danes improve to 3-1 in league play, while Maine falls to 2-2.
"I was not happy with the offense in the first half, shooting just six free throws so that was something we talked about in the locker room before we began the second half," said Coach Brown on the double-digit win over Maine. "How we won against Binghamton, by giving our bigs touches inside, is the recipe we need to use to finish out the season to be successful."
Black led all scorers with 28 points on 9-of-17 shooting and recorded four assists, four rebounds, and three steals. Sam Rowley recorded his second consecutive double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. The Great Danes shot 43.8 percent (7-16) from behind the arc.
"I was tough on myself following my poor shooting performance against Binghamton and focused on getting shots up in practice leading up to tonight's game to do as well as I did tonight," said Black on his career-high 28 points. "I felt good tonight and I love playing Maine because my previous career-high (26 points) was during my sophomore season against them."
A physical first half between both teams with UAlbany (14-4 getting the better end, leading 31-29. Black led all scorers with 16 points. The Great Danes shot 66.7 percent (6-9) from behind the arc, as Black shot a perfect 3-of-3.
The second half belonged to the Great Danes, who were led by Rowley. Rowley, who had just two rebounds and no points, sparked UAlbany with 10 points and eight rebounds. Four of his 10 points came in a 14 second span to give UAlbany a 12-point lead, 54-42, with 9:40 remaining.
Maine (7-10, 2-2 America East) responded with an 11-5 run to cut the deficit to six, 59-53, with 6:27 left in the contest. Justin Edwards chipped in with seven of his team-high 16 points during the stretch.
However, UAlbany's defensive shut down Maine for the 6:26 and never allowed the Black Bear offense to get any closer. The Great Danes free throw shooters combined for 13-of-14 in the final six minutes of the game to grab their third conference victory of the season.
UAlbany hits the road for the next two games with New Hampshire on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the Lundholm Gym. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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