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Maine downs Delaware State 59-56

Nov 19, 2009 - 4:02 AM DOVER, Del.(AP) -- Sean McNally scored 17 points and Troy Barnies tallied a double-double, helping Maine hold off Delaware State 59-56 on Wednesday night.

Marcus Neal's 3-pointer put Delaware State ahead 54-53 with 5:10 to play, but Maine (2-1) went on a 6-2 run from that point to seal the comeback win.

McNally's layup with 1:12 left gave Maine its final margin, and the Black Bears defense held the Hornets (2-1) scoreless the rest of the way.

Barnies finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Black Bears, who won despite trailing 29-19 at the half. Junior Bernal also had 10 points.

Maine outscored Delaware State 40-27 in the second half.

Jay Threatt paced the Hornets with 13 points, and Marcus Neal and Frisco Sandidge chipped in 11 apiece.