Tuesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (3-2, NAC 1-1) at University of Maine (4-4, America East 0-0), 5:00 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, Maine.
Series History: University of Maine holds a 1-0 advantage over the Mariners. This will be the second meeting between the two teams.
Last Meeting: The Black Bears came away with a 73-37 victory in the last meeting on November 29, 2011.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: The Mariners enter Tuesday's game after a tough58-50 loss to Husson University on Saturday in North Atlantic Conference action.
Megan McLean (Eliot, Maine) led the Mariners with 15 points, four assists, a rebound, a steal and a block, while Alayne Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) contributed a double-double of 13 rebounds and 10 points. Melinda Ogden (Searsport, Maine) chipped in with seven rebounds, six points, two assists and a steal.
University of Maine's Last Game: The Black Bears enter Tuesday's game after falling to #8 Ohio State University on Sunday, 83-70.
Julie Brosseau led the Black Bears with 29 points, including seven three-pointers, three assists, two steals and a rebound. Tanesha Sutton added a double-double of 18 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal and Blanca Millan rounded out the players in double-digits with 13 points, three rebounds, and a steal.
As a team the Mariners average 63.2 points, 47.2 rebounds, and 18.4 assists per game. Maine Maritime is shooting 39.3 percent from the floor, 26.1 percent from three-point land and 60.2 percent from the line.
The Black Bears: Blanca Millan leads the team with 17.4 points per game, while Julie Brosseau averages 14.1 points per game and Tanesha Sutton averages 11 points per game while also leading the team in rebounds (8.0 reb/g) and assists (3.1 ast/g).
As a team the Black Bears average 69.9 points, 39.8 rebounds and 17.4 assists per game.
The University of Maine is a NCAA Division I school and competes in the America East conference. Tuesday's game counts as an exhibition contest for the Mariners.
The Season So Far: The Mariners opened up the 2017-18 season with a loss to Saint Joseph's College of Maine on Tuesday, November 15 but bounced back with three-straight wins, including two victories in the Curry College Tip-Off Tournament and a win in their North Atlantic Conference (NAC) opener over UMaine-Farmington.
The Mariners fell to Husson on Saturday, and will remain on the road for the next five, with the stop at UMaine, and back-to-back NAC games at Casteton and Green Mountaon on Friday and Saturday before heading in to the winter break. The Mariners return to action on December 29 and 30 at the Hit City Classic in Danbury, Connecticut.
The Black Bears lost two in a row to open up the 2017-18 season, but picked up victories in the next three games. UMaine fell to the University of Miami but defeated Kennesaw State University at the Miami Tournament. Last week, the Black Bears fell to the University of Toledo in overtime, 65-64 on Thursday and Ohio State on Sunday. After hosting the Mariners on Tuesday, UMaine hits the road for three games before opening up America East play at home against Stony Brook on January 3.