Scores

Final

Maine 76

(5-8, 2-7 away)

Quinnipiac 71

(4-7, 1-4 home)

3:00 PM ET, December 29, 2012

TD Banknorth SportsCenter, Hamden, Connecticut

1 2 T
MAINE 41 3576
QUIN 41 3071

Top Performers

Maine: J. Edwards 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Quinnipiac: D. Johnson 11 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Maine 76, Quinnipiac 71

Associated Press

HAMDEN, Conn. -- Justin Edwards scored 26 points and Alasdair Fraser had 14 points and 11 rebounds as Maine beat Quinnipiac 76-71 Saturday.

Jon Mesghna added 13 points for Maine (5-8).

Ahead 48-44 with 17 minutes to play, Mesghna's 3-pointer and Edwards' layup gave Maine its biggest lead of the half, 53-44, with 16:22 remaining.

Quinnipiac (4-7) answered with a 15-6 run to tie the game at 59 with 9:48 left to play.

The teams traded baskets over the final 10 minutes but Edwards scored nine points during the span to give the Black Bears a 74-69 advantage with 1:17 remaining.

Evan Conti made a layup to cut Quinnipiac's deficit to three, 74-71 with 47 seconds left to play, but Zaid Heart missed a tying 3-pointer and Fraser hit two free throws for Maine with 5 seconds left to seal the victory.

Ike Azotam finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for Quinnipiac.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MAINE
QUIN
Points 76 71
FG Made-Attempted 29-53 (.547) 26-71 (.366)
3P Made-Attempted 5-11 (.455) 3-17 (.176)
FT Made-Attempted 13-25 (.520) 16-22 (.727)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 9 6

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