UMaine’s offense goes chilly in males’s basketball season opener loss to Charlotte

Yr two for the College of Maine males’s basketball group below head coach Chris Markwood  bought off to an undesirable begin on Monday night time, because the Black Bears shot solely 33.3 p.c from the sector in a season opening loss to the College of North Carolina–Charlotte 49ers on the street, 69 to 52.

It was a troublesome take a look at for UMaine, who had been up in opposition to a formidable American Athletic Convention program that went 22-14 final yr and returned 4 of its high seven scorers. Pregame, ESPN gave the Black Bears solely a 20 p.c probability of beating Charlotte within the first ever matchup between the packages.

UMaine’s offense sputtered off the bat, failing to succeed in double-digit factors till 10:27 performed within the first half. Capturing solely 2-for-10 from deep within the first half, the Black Bears transformed each of their threes within the last 4:15, with clutch buckets coming from lanky junior switch A.J. Lopez and true sophomore Jaden Clayton to assist forge a 9-0 UMaine run heading into halftime.