CHRIS BROWN NAMED AMERICA EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK

DURHAM, N.H.-- Senior forward Chris Brown (Boston, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team was named the America East Player of the Week for his outstanding efforts in the team's victories over Army (84-73) and America East rival Hartford (80-78).

Brown recorded two more double-doubles in points and rebounds to give him five straight and seven in his last eight games played.

In the two games combined, he scored 36 points, grabbed 27 rebounds, dished off 11 assists and came up with three steals.

In the victory over Army on Jan. 7, Brown pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds, breaking his previous best of 14 rebounds, a mark he has recorded two times while at UNH. Brown also proved to be a key playmaker for the 'Cats, dishing off a season-high seven assists. In addition, he poured in 15 points, blocked one shot and had one steal.

Brown was also a key to UNH winning its first America East contest at Hartford on Jan. 12, scoring 21 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Brown, who has played the full 40 minutes in two of his last three games, buried two free throws with 59 seconds to play in the game. The first tied the game at 78 and the second gave the Wildcats the lead for good, 79-78.

Brown is very nearly averaging a double-double this season with marks of 13.9 ppg. and 9.8 rpg. His rebounding average leads the America East Conference and he is ranked 26th among the top glass cleaners in the Division I ranks.

Looking at Brown's career numbers at UNH, he is rapidly approaching the all-time top 10 rebounders list. He presently has 461 career rebounds and needs 89 more this season to surpass Scott Drapeau (93-95) for the 10th spot. Drapeau finished his career with 550 rebounds.

Brown is already among the top 10 all-time steal leaders at UNH. He is ranked 10th with 98 and needs just 14 more to surpass Tommy MacDonald (90-94) for the ninth spot on the list. MacDonald finished with 111 thefts.

The Wildcats are riding a three-game winning streak after posting victories over Colgate, Army and Hartford for its first three-game victory run since the 1994-95 season.

UNH will be looking to make it four in a row tonight (Jan. 14) vs. the first place team in America East, Vermont. Game time is 7 p.m. at Patrick Gym. The game will be shown live on Vermont Public Television.

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