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UMaine needs to beat Lowell to avoid unlucky 13th conference loss

Almost a year has passed since UMaine last won against a conference opponent in a game against UNH on February, 3, 2019.
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Logos for the University of Maine Black Bears and University of Massachusetts Lowell River Hawks face off on a basketball court.

UMass Lowell (8-10, 2-1) vs. Maine (4-13, 0-3)

Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, Maine; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: UMass Lowell looks to extend Maine's conference losing streak to 13 games. Maine's last America East win came against the New Hampshire Wildcats 62-53 on Feb. 3, 2019. UMass Lowell blew out Binghamton by 19 in its last outing.

SENIOR STUDS: Maine's Andrew Fleming, Sergio El Darwich and Nedeljko Prijovic have collectively accounted for 58 percent of the team's scoring this season, including 60 percent of all Black Bears points over the last five games.

AMERICA EAST IMPROVEMENT: The River Hawks have scored 68.7 points per game across three conference games, an improvement from the 72.9 per game they managed in non-conference play.

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS: Obadiah Noel has either made or assisted on 43 percent of all UMass Lowell field goals over the last three games. Noel has accounted for 22 field goals and 14 assists in those games.

YET TO WIN: The River Hawks are 0-6 when they score 68 points or fewer and 8-4 when they exceed 68 points. The Black Bears are 0-12 when they fail to score more than 63 points and 4-1 on the season, otherwise.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The River Hawks have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Black Bears. Maine has an assist on 35 of 58 field goals (60.3 percent) over its previous three contests while UMass Lowell has assists on 52 of 84 field goals (61.9 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: UMass Lowell is ranked first among America East teams with an average of 74.9 points per game. The River Hawks have averaged 79.7 points per game over their last three games.