Scores

Final

E Illinois 60

(6-5, 1-5 away)

Maine 64

(5-4, 4-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 21, 2011

    Harold Alfond Arena, Orono, Maine

    1 2 T
    EIU 29 3160
    MAINE 23 4164

    Top Performers

    Eastern Illinois: J. Granger 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 3 Stl

    Maine: G. McLemore 21 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Maine 64, E. Illinois 60

    Associated Press

    ORONO, Maine -- Gerald McLemore scored 21 points and Maine pulled away from Eastern Illinois in the final two minutes to win 64-60 on Wednesday night.

    Trailing 58-56 with 1:56 to play, the Black Bears went on a 5-0 run to take the lead for good, with Justin Edwards hitting the go-ahead basket with 55 seconds remaining. Maine made 4 of 6 free throws the rest of the way to secure the win and split the season series.

    Alasdair Fraser had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Edwards added 14 points for the Black Bears (5-4). Maine shot only 52 percent from the foul line (13 of 25), but made five more than Eastern Illinois attempted.

    Eastern Illinois led 29-23 at halftime and by nine in the second half before Maine rallied.

    Alfonzo McKinnie scored 20 points and Jeremy Granger had 15 for the Panthers (6-5), who lost their third straight game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EIU
    MAINE
    Points 60 64
    FG Made-Attempted 25-62 (.403) 24-53 (.453)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 3-7 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-8 (.875) 13-25 (.520)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 7

    2011-12 Season

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