ORONO, Maine -- Xavier Pollard scored 14 points, leading six Maine players in double figures as the Black Bears overpowered Fisher College, an NAIA team, 97-42 Thursday night.
Alasdair Fraser added 13 points and 14 rebounds, and Zarko Valjarevic had 13 points in 14 minutes off the bench for Maine (3-5). Justin Edwards and Till Gloger each scored 12and Stefan Micovic had 10. Freshman guard Shaun Lawton handed out eight assists.
The Black Bears shot 62.9 percent (39 of 62) from the field to 23.2 percent (16 of 69) for the Falcons (4-5). It was Maine's highest point total and largest victory margin since a 113-49 blowout of Maine-Machias, its last non-NCAA opponent, in its opener last season.
While the Wolverines had some turnover to their roster, they still could have a leg up in a conference that lost a lot of star power.
Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.
Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon.