"Best of Beaver Athletics" is a look back at the top ten moments to remember from 2013-14, as selected by UMaine-Farmington Director of Athletics Communications Pete Lefresne.
6. Andrew Dickey's 74-point weekend
Men’s basketball forward Andrew Dickey (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth) has had some stellar performances over his career, but none will rival the weekend of January 24-25, 2014, when Dickey turned into a scoring machine.
Dickey opened the weekend with a 10-of-18 shooting effort from the floor and a 10-of-10 mark at the line on his way to 34 points in a 93-83 loss at archrival Castleton State. He scored 20 points in the second half alone, and completed the double-double with 11 rebounds.
That was nothing compared to the following afternoon.
Dickey netted 40 points with 14 rebounds in an 86-56 thrashing of Green Mountain College – the first 40-point scoring game by a UMaine-Farmington player since the 2009-10 season, and just the sixth in school history. He was 12-of-16 from the field with nine 3-pointers, just one shy of the program record. At the stripe, he was an equally accurate 7-of-10.
For the week, Andrew Dickey averaged 37.5 points and 12.5 rebounds, while shooting .647 from the field. He also went 13-of-18 (.722) from 3-point range and was 17-of-20 (.850) at the free-throw line on his way to earning North Atlantic Conference Player of the Week honors.
Finally, there’s this: at the end of a two-game weekend in which Dickey amassed 74 points, he had recorded 772 career points. Or, to put it another way, he scored nearly 10 percent of his career total at that point in the span of 22 hours.
That weekend road swing through Vermont sparked a strong second-half of the season for Dickey, who shot below .430 just twice over the remainder of the season. He became a key performer in the Beavers’ NAC Tournament run, averaging 19.0 points and 7.0 rebounds – both well above his season averages – over three tourney games.