Juozapaitis leads Maine against Vermont after 24-point performance

Maine Black Bears (6-11, 0-4 America East) at Vermont Catamounts (8-10, 2-2 America East)

Burlington, Vermont; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Vermont -11; over/under is 137.5

BOTTOM LINE: Maine faces the Vermont Catamounts after Gedi Juozapaitis scored 24 points in Maine’s 85-77 loss to the UMBC Retrievers.

The Catamounts have gone 3-1 in home games. Vermont ranks sixth in the America East with 29.7 points per game in the paint led by Dylan Penn averaging 8.0.

The Black Bears are 0-4 against America East opponents. Maine has a 3-7 record against teams over .500.

The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season for the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Aaron Deloney is scoring 12.2 points per game with 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists for the Catamounts. Penn is averaging 11.5 points over the past 10 games for Vermont.

Juozapaitis is scoring 15.8 points per game with 3.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists for the Black Bears. Kellen Tynes is averaging 14.8 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 51.8% over the past 10 games for Maine.

LAST 10 GAMES: Catamounts: 6-4, averaging 71.1 points, 30.4 rebounds, 12.2 assists, 7.0 steals and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 66.4 points per game.

Black Bears: 2-8, averaging 69.1 points, 27.2 rebounds, 14.9 assists, 9.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 75.1 points.

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