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Maine men's BB teams comback falls short to SB 71-70

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:22 am

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Re: MBB at Stony Brook University Jan 3, 7pm

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:23 am

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Re: MBB at Stony Brook University Jan 3, 7pm

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:28 am

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Re: MBB at Stony Brook University Jan 3, 7pm

Postby thebam » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:31 am

Is there any reason to think this isn't going to be a 20 point Stony Brook victory? Common opponent is Columbia. Maine got drilled by a dozen and SBU beat them by 10. Additionally, Stony Brook, unlike Maine has played a tremendous non conference schedule. It would stand to reason they are more than prepared for whatever challenge Maine can throw at them.
Stony Brook is also , despite it's quality schedule, holding opponents to 36% from 3 pt land. So, Maine probably won't be able to just rely on the 3 to bail them out .

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Re: MBB at Stony Brook University Jan 3, 7pm

Postby TAL1957 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:22 pm

thebam wrote:Is there any reason to think this isn't going to be a 20 point Stony Brook victory? .......
SBU 85
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Nope ! And you are probably being generous with that score.

On the bright side, at least our Basketball teams don't have their conference openers against UAlbany, although that day of serious reckoning (= flogging ?) will come soon enuf.

Oh Well, at least our Hockey teams are doing "okay", and Baseball hasn't lost a single game this year !! ;)
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Maine men's BB teams comback falls short to SB 71-70

Postby bcbc55 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:06 pm

Trailing by as much as 19 points early in the second half and trailing at half-time 41-28 Maine roared back to out score the Seawolves 42 to 31 in the second half. Aaron Calixe hit a huge off a 1 on 1 off the dribble 3 to give Maine a 1 point lead 69-68 with 19 seconds left. Andrew Fleming was also fouled on the same play and made one of two free throws to give Maine the 70-68 lead with 19.5 seconds left. After a timeout SB got the shot clock down to 5 seconds and was forced to take a long dessperation 3 because of good Maine defense and they made the 3 to give them the lead back 71-70.

After a timeout and Maine was given the ball on the end line they ould not get shot off as the game ended when Calixe traveled when he lost his balance on s drive. My question was why did Maine get the ball on the endline and not in front court at the too of the cirle with a timeout was called with less then a minute to go. Only thing I could hink f was that the defense called the time out not the offensive team with the ball which was Maine.

Maine deserved to win this game as they did not give up even when tailing by 19 as they went on a 30-10 run to go ahead on Calixe's 3.

Calixe lead Maine with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists but had 6 turnovers and played all 40 minutes. I. White had 15 Ilija S. added 10 .For Stonybrook Yeabou with 20, Strudivint and Cornish added 10 each.

SB was 24 for 60 rom the floor for 40% and Maine went 27 for 59 for 45.8%.

Maine went 2 for 11 from beyond the arc in the first half and improved to 7 for 15 in the 2nd half. Maine took 44.1% of their FGA's 26 of 59 as threes, Stonybrook took 46.7 % of there Field Goal attempts as 3's of 28 of 60.

Maine was shooting just 29.3% from beyond the 3 point line going into tonight's game. So there 34.8% on 9 for 26 was a good improvement especially considering that they were only 2 for 11 in the first half but went 7 for 25 in the second half which sparked their big comeback. Although Maine was taking 44.1 percent of their FGA's as threes they did the same thing tonight on 26 of 59 for 44.1%, still a much too high percentage of 3's for FGA's which should not be more than 33%.

Maine made 4 of 15 threes on perimeter passes, they made 2 of 5 off dribble penetration and kick out passes, both where passes went to standstill perimeter shooters. Maine was 2 for 3 of 1 on 1 off dribble and shoot and 0-1 from inside outside pass and 1-1 off the dribble in transition.

From the line Maine went 11-17 for 11 for 63.6% and SB was 16-27 for 59.0%

Turnovers both had 17. Assists Maine 12 on 27 hoops and SB 13 assists on 24 baskets.

SB out rebounded Maine 48 to 29. Bench points SB 24 Maine 13, Points in the paint SB 26 Maine 28. 2n chance points Maine 16 SB 21.

Maine falls to 1-13 and SB moves up to 5-9 against D-1 competition. Stonybrook had the second toughest SOS 160 (Strength of Schedule) of the America East teams going onto conference play. Vermont was first with a 90 SOS ranking as of yesterday..

Maine showed tonight that they can compete with the top half of the America East Conference with this excellent comeback on the road.

Really impressed that Maine came back from the 12 point defecit at the half and the 20 point behind margin in the second half. Says a lot about the players desire to win. Good A plus effort and to lose the way they did is very heartbreaking for them, but they have had a tendency to get behind y 20 plus points in the first halves this year and then they come back and fall short, but this one tonight was the closest one yet in the comebak style they have done against their last several opponents.

Albany was upset by Hartford tonight at Albany by 8 points 72-64 and UMBC got by UNH 71-67,

Maine goes back on the road to Binghamton on Saturday, January 5th at 1:00pm.

Maine was shooting just 29.3% from the 3 point line going into tonight's game so their 9 for 26 for 34.8% was an improvement although they still took the same amount of 3's of their FGA's at 44.1% which was what they were going into the game tonight.
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Re: Maine men comback falls short to SB 71-70

Postby duke11 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:13 pm

Coach, you can not advance the ball in men’s college basketball, just in the women’s game.
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Re: Maine men comback falls short to SB 71-70

Postby bcbc55 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:49 pm

duke11 wrote:Coach, you can not advance the ball in men’s college basketball, just in the women’s game.




"duke11" Thanks for the help. Also NBA, I know I had seen it somewhere. It should be in the mens' college game and will probably be there soon as all the good rules or rules changes comes from the women's game.

On Calixe's 3 point shot becasue even though the ball had not left his hand would not have counted if the foul had been on the offense, but because it was a defensive foul it did not have to have had to leave his hand not to count.
2 confusing plays in the last 19.5 seconds of the game.
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Re: Maine men's BB teams comback falls short to SB 71-70

Postby basketball_guy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:31 am

In the Overall scheme it is not us outsiders who play the game but the kids on the floor.
Sounds like they are playing for more than winning but pride as well. That is really all you
can ask of a team.

No matter how one feels about the results, winning and losing is the kids on the floor, we the
fans can only watch and bloviate I guess. But at least they have not given up on the season. That
is all you can ask at this point.
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Re: Maine men's BB teams comback falls short to SB 71-70

Postby bcbc55 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:29 am

basketball_guy wrote:In the Overall scheme it is not us outsiders who play the game but the kids on the floor.
Sounds like they are playing for more than winning but pride as well. That is really all you
can ask of a team.

No matter how one feels about the results, winning and losing is the kids on the floor, we the
fans can only watch and bloviate I guess. But at least they have not given up on the season. That
is all you can ask at this point.


basketball_guy: I agree the kids have not quit if they can put together 2 halves back-to-back like they have in each of the second halves the past 3 games they might be able to steal the 4th spot and get a home tourney quarter-final game. It will be what the players do, not what this coaching staff does if this team gets turned around.
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