- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Tanner Leissner had 26 points and nine rebounds, Ronnel Jordan added 25 points with 11 boards and New Hampshire beat Maine 88-75 on Monday night.

Leissner had 16 points in the first half to help New Hampshire build a 43-38 lead.

Maine was within 70-66 with five minutes left after Ryan Bernstein’s 3-pointer, but New Hampshire replied with a 9-2 run for an 11-point lead at the 1:59 mark. The Black Bears cut it to single digits three times from there but Jordan made two big shots and Daniel Dion hit 4 of 4 free throws.

Jaleen Smith scored 12 points for New Hampshire (14-9, 7-3 America East), which was just 5 of 23 from distance but made 21 of 24 free throws.

Kevin Little led Maine (8-16, 4-7) with 23 points and Shaun Lawton added 19. Aaron Calixte had 12 points for the Black Bears, who were outrebounded 40-29.

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