ORONO, Maine -- Xavier Pollard scored 15 points and had 12 assists, both career highs, to lead Maine to its first victory this season, 72-66 over Siena in a nonconference game Sunday.
The sophomore guard assisted on four straight baskets by the Black Bears (1-4) as they turned a 40-39 deficit into a 49-40 lead with 13:37 remaining.
After the Saints (2-4) cut the lead to 49-45, Pollard nailed a 3-pointer, Edwards added two baskets and Fraser one to make it 58-45 with 8:20 to play.
Evan Hymes scored 20 points for Siena and Rakeem Brookins had 15, including 10 in the first half when the Saints took a 36-33 lead. O.D. Anosike had 12 points and 20 rebounds, his sixth double-double this season.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.