Monday, November 23, 2009

Around the League: November 23, 2009

Yesterday's games:
Brown 75, Maine 62
In a battle of Bears, Brown (2-3) asserted itself midway through the second half and snapped a three-game losing streak. Peter Sullivan and James Mullery combined for 44 points on 16-of-25 shooting. Maine's big guns in the backcourt, Gerald McLemore and Terrance Mitchell, never found their range, managing just 5-for-21 from the field. The Black Bears, now 2-2 on the season, return to the Alfond and host Quinnipiac on Tuesday.

Vermont 77, Rutgers 71
Marqus Blakely's homecoming was a success. The Metuchen, NJ native played just 24 minutes but filled up the stat sheet, posting 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go with nine rebounds, five blocks and four steals. Evan Fjeld led Vermont (2-1) with 19 points and Maurice Joseph added 17 for the Catamounts. Vermont now prepares for another Big East opponent, Providence. Rutgers' Mike Rosario led all scorers with 22 points; the Scarlet Knights fall to 2-1.

Albany 71, Robert Morris 66
The Danes' busy schedule continued yesterday, as a five-point win improved their record to 3-3. Albany committed seven more turnovers than Robert Morris (1-4) and was outperformed on the boards despite the plus-6 rebounding margin -- the Colonials recovered 32.6 percent of its own misses compared to 29.2 for the Danes. The difference, though, was shooting: Albany attempted only 44 field goals but equaled the Colonials' mark of 23 made, and the Danes made 22 of their 28 free throw attempts. And at last, a break in the schedule: Albany is idle until Saturday's trip to Central Florida.

Today's games:
Binghamton at Duquesne, 5:00 PM

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