Monday, 11 February 2019 22:08

Maine hopes to "break through" during final stretch of America East play

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ORONO - It's been the same old Maine men's basketball team on paper this season. A 3-7 conference record mixed with some ugly defeats. but woven into Maine's conference slate have been plenty of close calls.

Maine has lost three America East home games by a combined five points. A loss is a loss, but Maine thinks it's close. Individual players such as Andrew Fleming, Isaiah White and Sergio El Darwich have proven to be solid players. The positive progression has been a welcomed surprise to those outside the program, but the team already knew that they had something brewing.

 

"We knew what we have, we know what we have which is why it's frustrating that we're not producing like we should. It's not shocking that we're playing with teams it's more so shocking that we're not beating the teams we should be," guard Isaiah White said.

 

The program's culture has shifted under first year head coach Richard Barron, the only that's missing are the results. Barron doesn't think there's any one thing the team has failed to do schematically. Instead it's been the little things.

 

It's grit it's just doing it every time, having the discipline to stay focused and execute. To wait on a screen, to set a good screen, to pivot on your inside foot. They hear the same lesson everyday and hopefully they're at the point where they'll break through," Barron said.

 

Maine will look to get back in the win column this Wednesday when it travels to take on Hartford. 

Andrew Badillo

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Andrew Badillo joined the ABC 7 and FOX 22 sports team in August 2017.

Before ABC 7 and FOX 22, Andrew graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in broadcast journalism. At Quinnipiac, Andrew was a...