El Darwich scores 26 as Maine beats Albany 66-62
Albany entered the game having beaten Maine five straight times and in 15 of their last 17 meetings.
El Darwich’s 3-pointer broke a 14-all tie — and kicked off a 9-0 run — and Maine led the rest of the way. The Black Bears (3-15, 1-2 America East) led 38-28 at halftime and extended the margin to 47-31 with El Darwich making a 3-pointer and a pair of layups in a 9-3 run. Later, Ahmad Clark made two foul shots and added a jumper to get Albany (5-12, 0-2) within single digits (55-48) before Vilgot Larsson and El Darwich made back-to-back 3s.
Clark led Albany with 22 points and Cameron Healy 15.