ORONO, Maine (AP) - The University of Maine women's basketball team is being picked to finish sixth in the America East conference this season.
Defending America East champion Albany is the favorite to win the nine-team conference in the annual preseason coaches' poll. Albany received eight first place votes and 64 votes overall.
Hartford, Stony Brook and New Hampshire were chosen to round out the top four.
Maine last season had a 4-24 record and came in last in the conference. The Black Bears return four starters and 11 players from last season's squad.
The season begins Nov. 14 when the team hosts North Dakota State.
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