Are the Maine Black Bears as good as their record?

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Last week, when we talked in this space about teams that were top-25 in the Pairwise and therefore likely to make up the vast majority of the NCAA tournament field, one of the teams that really stood out from the pack was Maine.

They were not the only team in the bunch with a better expected-goals difference than actual-goals differential, but they were off on an island by themselves in terms of their ability to absolutely dominate play but only come away with a relatively marginal positive goal difference.

Then this past weekend happened.

In a pair of home games, the Black Bears wrecked UNH 5-2 (speaking of teams dramatically outperforming their expected goal difference) and then KOed UConn 7-3, running their season record to 8-3-1, and t

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NCAA Univ. of Maine NCAA Bradly Nadeau Josh Nadeau Victor Östman Ben Barr
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