The Maine men’s basketball team starting conference play today. The Black Bears hosting preseason number one, Boston University. Maine jumped out to a 17 point lead in the first half. Raheem Sngleton to Gerald McLemore. Pulls up and burries the three. Black Bears led by 13 at the break.But BU made a push to tighten it up in the second half. Darryl Partin hits a three. He had a game high 20 points. Time-out Maine. The Black Bears lead cut to just one.Down the stretch, Maine figuring out how to beat the Terriers. McLemore again for three. Team high 16 points for the junior.Moments later, Troy Barnies connects on the tough baseline jumper. Maine’s lead back in double digits.Ted Woodward can sense a victory. America East will be on lookout for the Black Bears.Final minute, the cherry on top. The full-court pass from Sean McNally to Barnies. Slams it down. 14 points for the senior from Auburn. Maine grabs a huge win to start conference play. They beat the Terriers, 65-52 the final score.