MEN'S BASKETBAL WELCOMES DEFENDING AMERICA EAST CHAMPION ALBANY TO LUNDHOLM
SCOUTING UNH
After three straight wins, the Wildcats lost to UMBC, 45-44, in another heartbreaking ending on Thursday. Chris Pugh’s three-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining enabled the Retrievers to end UNH’s three-game win streak... The Wildcats turned the ball over just six times, but shot only 25.0 percent from the field... UNH’s Blagoj Janev led all scorers with 17 points, while Radar Onguetou recorded his second career double-double (11 points, 12 rebounds) and sophomore guard Tyrece Gibbs added 11 points in the loss. Before the loss, New Hampshire posted a perfect 3-0 week, including two-straight road victories in three days... The Wildcats began last week with a 65-61 win over the Dartmouth Big Green as senior co-captain Jermaine Anderson (Beverly, Mass.) calmly drained seven-straight foul shots in the final 36 seconds of play to help guide his team to the win... Freshman forward Radar Onguetou just missed his first career double-double at Dartmouth (11 rebounds, nine points), while senior co-captain Blagoj Janev  notched 15 points and six rebounds... The Wildcats defeated Binghamton, 75-72, to snap a three-game losing streak against the Bearcats... UNH was led by Anderson, who shot 8-of-8 at the charity stripe en route to scoring 15 points and dished out seven assists... Sophomore guard Tyrece Gibbs  delivered 16 points, four rebounds and three assists for the Wildcats... UNH most recently downed Stony Brook in its only home contest of the week, 69-56... Both teams struggled on offense in the first half of play as the score remained tied at 23 apiece before UNH exploded in the second half as the Wildcats posted a season-high 46 second half points... Anderson and Gibbs combined for 26 second half points... Gibbs tallied a career-high 22 points along with six rebounds as he won his fourth America East Player of the Game for the season... For the week, Anderson shot 23-of-25 from the charity stripe (92 percent), including a stretch of 21-straight makes for the captain... As a team, UNH shot a season-high 56.5 percent (26-of-46) in the win over Binghamton on January 18.

Scouting the Great Danes (13-7, 6-2 AE)
The Great Danes held the Boston University Terriers scoreless for the final 5:01 and closed the game on an 8-0 run to come-from-behind and win 52-50 at Case Gym... Brent Wilson (13 points), Jamar Wilson (11) and Jason Siggers (10) all netted double figures for Albany. The Great Danes have sole possesion of second place in the America East, trailing first-place Vermont by a single contest. The Great Danes have won 13 of their last 14 games at SEFCU Arena... UAlbany owns its best 19-game record at the NCAA Division I level... The Great Danes tied a season-high with 12 three-point field goals, including nine in the first half, in an 80-67 win against Hartford on Jan. 21... UAlbany reached the 80-point mark in America East regular-season play for the 10th time since joining the league... The Great Danes held an opponent under 40-percent shooting for the fourth time this season in a 66-61 triumph over Stony Brook on Jan. 15... Jon Iati  put together consecutive double-figure scoring efforts for the first time since Nov. 26 and 29, 2005... Iati had 20 points, including 15 in the first half, versus Stony Brook.

THE SERIES:   UAlbany and New Hampshire take to the court  for the 14th time. The Great Danes have won eight of the previous 13 matchups, including a 69-52 decision in the first encounter this season on Jan. 3 at SEFCU Arena. Jamar Wilson had 12 of his 20 points in the second half. UAlbany led 44-41 midway through the second half, but then broke the contest open with 13 of the game’s next 17 points. UNH’s Jermaine Anderson scored 18 and made four 3-pointers. The Wildcats won both 2005-06 regular-season games in overtime, but lost to the Great Danes in the semifinals of the America East Tournament.

UAlbany-New Hampshire All-Time Series
Jan. 20, 2002 UNH 71, UAlbany 60 (Lundholm Gymnasium)
Jan. 30, 2002 UAlbany 74, UNH57 (Recreation & Convocation Center)
Jan. 11, 2003 UAlbany 61, UNH 58 (Recreation & Convocation Center)
Feb. 16, 2003 UAlbany 87, UNH 79 (Lundholm Gymnasium)
Jan. 8, 2004 UAlbany 57, UNH 52 (Lundholm Gymnasium)
Feb. 7, 2004 UNH60, UAlbany 54 (Recreation & Convocation Center)
Mar. 5, 2004 UNH 43, UAlbany 38 (America East Tournament)
Jan. 6, 2005 UAlbany 73, UNH 51 (Lundholm Gymnasium)
Feb. 5, 2005 UAlbany 81, UNH 68 (Recreation & Convocation Center)
Jan. 22, 2006 UNH 75, UAlbany 72, OT (Recreation & Convocation Center)
Feb. 23, 2006 New Hampshire 78, UAlbany 71, OT (Lundholm Gymnasium)
Mar. 5, 2006 UAlbany 67, UNH 54 (Events Center - America East Semifinal)
Jan. 3, 2007 UAlbany 69, UNH 52 (SEFCU Arena)

HOT SHOT
    Senior captain Jermaine Anderson’s clutch performance of late have carried UNH to two huge road victories at Dartmouth and at Binghamton before a 69-56 victory against the Seawolves of Stony Brook at home. The captain shot a clutch 7-of-7 from the charity stripe in the final 36 seconds of play to lift the Wildcats past intrastate rival Dartmouth College, 65-61. The senior guard then tied a career-high in made foul shots, by going 8-of-8 in the final minutes to help UNH defeat Binghamton, 75-72. Anderson leads the America East in free throw percentage (87.3%) on 55-of-63 shooting. During the 2005-06 campaign, Anderson shot 68-of-74 (91.9%) from the foul line, placing him second in all of Division 1 basketball.


On The Radar
    Freshman forward Radar Onguetou is starting to make an impact in head coach Bill Herrion’s starting lineup. The forward has made fourstraight starts en route to scoring an average of 8.6 ppg and 8.2 rpg for UNH.  Onguetou delivered a double-double against UMBC on January 25. (11 points and 12 rebounds).

Gibbs Getting It Done
    Tyrece Gibbs has stepped up on the offensive side for the Wildcats after UNH witnessed its second leading scorer in Mike Christensen go down with a broken foot on January 9. Since that time, UNH has posted a 4-2 record and Gibbs has averaged 14.1 ppg, including a career-high 22 points in a win over Hartford on January 11. 

Three Ball
    The Wildcats lead all of America East in three-point baskets made with 162. In 21 games played, UNH averages 7.65 trifectas per game. UNH is sixth in the conference in 3-point field goal pecentage (34.6 percent) and is second in 3-point field goal defense percentage (31.8 percent).


 Janev Moves into UNH’S Top-10 All-Time Scoring Ranks
    Senior co-captain Blagoj Janev recorded 17 points in a 45-44 loss tp UMBC  on January 25.  He has now registered 1,233 career points, placing him 7th on UNH’s  all-time scoring list.

Stealing the Show
    Senior Jermaine Anderson recently moved into seventh place on UNH’s all-time steals list with 124, moving ahead of Robin Dixon’s (1979-83) 121 career steals.


Bright Beginings
    The Wildcats have six freshmen this season in Dan McGeary (12 starts), Radar Onguetou (10 starts), Seth Price (9 starts), and Sam Herrick (2 starts). The six have combined to start 31 games throughout the first 20 games of the season.


                 Road Warriors
    The New Hampshire Wildcats endured the toughest road schedule of all America East teams this season. UNH went on an eight game road trip, posting a 3-5 record in the process. UNH played Harvard on November 29 before returning home on January 9.


America East On The Rise
    With just three regular-season non-conference games remaining, America East squads have sailed past last year’s non-conference win total. America East teams are currently 49-61 (.445) in 2006-07, compared to just 33-69 (.324) a season ago. The conference is on pace to register 50 regular-season non-conference victories this campaign, which would be the most since the league recorded 52 in 1994-95 when there were also nine teams in the league.

Pack of ‘Cats Provide Scoring
    The Wildcats are one of two America East members to have three scorers averaging double digits. Senior Blagoj Janev  averages 14.0 points per game, while Jermaine Anderson (13.0 ppg) and Mike Christensen average 13.1 ppg respectively.


Anderson Assists
    Senior Jermaine Anderson ranks fifth in the America East in assists with 71, averaging 3.94 per game.

America East Player of the Game
1. Tyrece Gibbs vs. Boston College 11/10/06
2. Mike Christensen vs. Franklin Pierce 11/13/06
3. Jermaine Anderson vs. CCSU 11/18/06
4. Jermaine Anderson vs. Robert Morris 11/21/06
5. Blagoj Janev vs. Quinnipiac 11/26/06
6. Jermaine Anderson vs. Harvard 11/29/06
7. Blagoj Janev vs. Long Island 12/1/06
8. Mike Christensen vs. Rutgers 12/6/06
9. Blagoj Janev vs. Northeastern 12/18/06
10. Blagoj Janev vs. Iona 12/22/06
11. Mike Christensen vs. Elon 12/29/06
12. Blagoj Janev vs. Kent State 12/30/06
13. Jermaine Anderson vs. Albany 1/3/07
14. Mike Christensen vs. Maine 1/6/07
15. Blagoj Janev vs. Vermont 1/9/07
16. Tyrece Gibbs vs. Hartford 1/11/07
17. Blagoj Janev vs. Boston U. 1/13/07
18. Jermaine Anderson vs. Dartmouth 1/16/07
19. Blagoj Janev vs. Binghamton 1/18/07
20. Tyrece Gibbs vs. Stony Brook 1/21/07
21. Blagoj Janev vs. UMBC 1/25/07


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