WORCESTER, Mass. – Like most teams at this time of the year, Maine is very much a work in progress. In the Black Bears’ case, their early 0-2 mark, which could easily be 1-1, isn’t necessarily a sign of things to come with this team. Though young, this team also hasn’t really had their full squad together very much, and that’s one reason to think this team has some better basketball ahead.
Maine lost a close one at Holy Cross on Wednesday night, a 57-54 decision. The Black Bears went 2-19 from long range, including one by Xavier Pollard that was right on line but back-rimmed out at the buzzer, allowing the Crusaders to hang on. If a couple of those shots drop, it’s possible we’re talking about a 1-1 team with both games having been on the road.
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