- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Steven Spieth scored 21 of his career-tying 27 points and JR Robbie had all 15 of his in the second half when Brown came back from a 16-point deficit to beat Maine 82-77 on Thursday.

Tavon Blackmon added 16 points and Travis Fuller 11 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double for Brown (8-5), which has won seven of its last eight and is 7-0 at home. Brown made 27 of 36 free throws to Maine’s 11-of-18.

Maine (4-9) led 51-35 with 16½ minutes remaining after a Marko Pirovic 3-pointer. Brown came back to take a 54-53 lead on a Hobbie 3-pointer and went on to build a 69-59 edge with 4:21 left.

Wes Myers’ 3-pointer at 2:18 got Maine within two before Fuller scored the next six points for a 79-71 lead with 26 seconds remaining.

Maine’s Andrew Fleming had 23 points and 14 rebounds, his second straight double-double.

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