Chase Plummer and UMBC host UNH in one of three America East men's hoops games on Wednesday.
Chase Plummer and UMBC host UNH in one of three America East men's hoops games on Wednesday.
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Three MBB Games on Wednesday's Slate, Including Battle of 2-0 Teams

Release: 01/09/2013

There are three America East men's basketball games on Wednesday's slate, including a matinee battle between a pair of team that are unbeaten in conference play. On Tuesday, Boston U. picked up its first conference win by handing Vermont its first league defeat.

Hartford (9-6, 2-0 AE) and Maine (7-8, 2-0 AE), two of the hottest teams in the league, square off in a noon contest at Chase Family Arena. The Hawks, winners of four of their last five, seek their first 3-0 America East start since the 2002-03 season, while the Black Bears, victors in four straight are looking for their first 3-0 start since the 1999-2000 campaign. Hartford, which is off to its best 15 game start in 16 seasons, has won five straight in the series.

Also Wednesday, UMBC (2-13, 0-2 AE) hosts New Hampshire (4-10, 0-2 AE) in a matchup of two teams looking to snap losing skids, while Stony Brook (10-4, 1-0 AE) tries to improve on its best start in the program's Division I history when it visits Binghamton (2-13, 0-2 AE). Both games tip at 7 p.m.

On Tuesday, Boston U. (7-9, 1-2 AE) held Vermont (9-6, 2-1 AE) to a season-low 27 percent shooting performance and outscored the Cats 41-29 after halftime to avoid its first 0-3 league start in 20 years. D.J. Irving paced the Terriers with 20 points, his fifth 20-point effort of the year, while Dom Morris had a double-double of 17 points and 10 boards. Sandro Carissimo led Vermont with 17 points, while Clancy Rugg and Trey Blue each had 10.

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Upcoming Action - Wednesday, January 9
Maine at Hartford, 12 p.m. -- Live Stats | Video | Hartford Radio | Maine Radio
New Hampshire at UMBC, 7 p.m. -- Live Stats | Video | UMBC Audio
Stony Brook at Binghamton, 7 p.m. -- Live Stats | Video | Stony Brook Radio | Binghamton Radio

Recent Results - Tuesday, January 8
at Boston U. 63, Vermont 53 -- Box Score | Recap | Highlights