ORONO, Maine - Huggy Dye poured in 35 points and the Black Bears shot a collective 68.6% from the floor, as the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team lost to Maine, 108-93, on Sunday.
With 11:02 to play, junior Assane Faye (Dakar, Senegal), who had a career-high 20 points, hit two free throws to pull his team to within two, 74-72. From there, however, the Black Bears went on a 7-0 run and never allowed their lead to drop below six rest of the way.
Scoring in double figures for the Wildcats (4-11, 3-3 America East) were freshman Anthony Oglesby (Brooklyn, N.Y.) with a career-high 13 points, senior Brett LeFlem (Peterborough, N.H.) with 11 and freshman Allen Gould (Grand Rapids, Mich.) with 12. Faye pulled down a team-high eight rebounds to go along with his 20 points on 6-for-9 shooting.
The Black Bears (12-4, 5-2 in America East) shot .686 for the field for the game, hitting 35 of their 51 shots and 7-of-15 three point attempts. Dye was 14-for-18 from the field and 4-for-7 on three-pointers. Carvell Ammons scored 20 and pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds.
In the first half, the Wildcats jetted out a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes of play. The Black Bears responded with a 13-2 run of their own to take the lead for good, 13-9, with 14:32 to go in the half. Maine led at halftime, 58-50.
UNH returns to action Tuesday when it hosts Northeastern at Lundholm Gymnasium. Tip-off is 7 p.m.