DURHAM, N.H. — Senior Colin Donahue’s (Des Moines, Iowa) free throw with two seconds remaining gave the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team a 79-78 victory over G.T. Express in exhibition action on Saturday at Lundholm Gymnasium.
With 12 seconds to go, G.T. Express’ O’Neil Kamaka hit a three-pointer to knot the score at 78-78. But on the ensuing play, Donahue, who finished with eight points and 10 assists, was fouled and made one-of-two free throws for the win.
Junior Austin Ganly (North Yarmouth, Maine) led the Wildcats with a game-high 20 points. Sophomore Jeff Senulis chipped in with 19 after hitting 6-of-8 from the field. Junior Assane Faye (Dakar, Senegal, W. Africa) finished with a game-high 17 rebounds to go along with 13 points from the floor.
UNH led G.T. Express, a Toronto, Canada, based club team, for the entire first half and through the first 16 minutes of the second. However, Junior Clarke tied the game at 71-71 at 4:41 and then put his team up by two with a layup at 3:42.
After a Kamaka free throw put the Wildcats down by three, 74-71, Senulis connected on his second three-pointer of the game to tie it with 1:37 left. Ganly then answered one G.T. Express free throw with four of his own to give UNH 78-75 lead with 34 seconds remaining.
Following Kamaka’s three Donahue missed his first free throw and connected on the second for the victory.
UNH started the game with a 11-0 run and finished the first half with a 40-30 advantage.
The Wildcats close out their exhibition schedule at home against St. Francis Xavier on Nov. 10 at 5 p.m.