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Scouting the Wildcats (8-17, 4-8 AE)
The Wildcats look to snap a five game losing streak and avenge a 53-29 loss to Boston University.. The Wildcats previously fell to the University of Hartford, 62-46, last Thursday... Freshman Radar Onguetou was named America East Player of the Week for his career-high 15 point effort as the forward shot a perfect 7-of-7 from the field... Senior Jermaine Anderson added 14 points in the loss. The Wildcats continue to lead the conference in 3-point baskets made (197), but are last in steals and rebounds, which has been one of UNH’s main concerns as evidence to a 4-14 record when outrebounded... UNH recorded an 0-2 record the previous week... UNH suffered its fourth overtime loss of the season in a heartbreaking 82-79 double overtime loss to America East leader Vermont last Wednesday, which ties the 1989-90 team for most overtimes played... UNH tallied three scorers in double digits, including senior Blagoj Janev’s  game-high 26 points...UNH posted double-digits from beyond the arc for a seventh time this season, posting 12 tifectas...UNH has lost to Vermont in two games by five combined points...the Wildcats extended its current four game losing streak on Saturday with a 65-56 loss to rival Maine...senior Jermaine Anderson compiled 19 points and three assists en route to being named America East Player of the Game for the sixth time this season, while sophomore guard Tyrece Gibbs continues to be an offensive threat for the Wildcats as he added 14 points and five rebounds in the loss...UNH was outrebounded in both games and post a 4-14 record when they are at a disadvantage on the glass.The Wildcats host back-to-back home games this week as they entertain Boston University and the Binghamton Bearcats on Thursday (Feb. 15) at 7 p.m. in Lundholm Gymnasium.

Scouting the Terriers (10-13, 7-4 AE)
The Boston University Terriers look to make it two in a row after defeating Binghamton University, 66-54, last Thursday... The Terriers also look to sweep the season series from the Wildcats as the Terriers downed the Wildcats by a score of 53-29 on January 13... In the most recent game, BU freshman Carlos Strong poured in a school-record eight 3-pointers en route to a career-high 30 points... Strong shot 10-for-13 from the floor, and 8-for-10 from 3-point range, to earn America East Player of the Game honors. He also had a team-high six rebounds... Freshman Scott Brittain was the other BU player in double figures, scoring 12 points and grabbing six boards in the win... The Terriers boast the best defense in the league, holding their opponents to just 59.7 points per game... Boston University went 2-0 last week, notching a 66-55 victory over Maine in Orono on Jan. 31 and a 59-51 home win against Hartford on Feb. 3... Strong led the Terriers in scoring for the week with 17.5 points per game... Strong had an excellent week from the 3-point line, making 7-of-14 attempts to shoot 50.0 percent from deep for the week... Redshirt freshman Tyler Morris and freshman Scott Brittain also turned in solid efforts this past week... Morris led Boston U. past Maine with 19 points and added 15 points and five rebounds in the win over Hartford... The guard has now scored in double figures 15 times this season, a team-high... Brittain averaged a double-double of 14.0 ppg and 10.0 rpg in two games... He tallied his second career double-double with career highs in points (15) and rebounds (15)... Against Maine, Boston U. went on a 23-3 run that spanned 13 minutes to close out the win against the Black Bears... The Terriers forced 17 Black Bear turnovers and scored 22 points off those miscues... In the victory over Hartford, Strong came up big for the Terriers, making two key threes as Hartford cut Boston U.’s lead to one point, twice... Each Strong 3-pointer turned momentum back to Boston U.’s favor... Morris banked in a jumper while fouled and hit the ensuing free throw to put Boston U. up by five (52-47) with 59 seconds left... The Hawks would get no closer than four points the rest of the way as the Terriers closed things out by hitting eight of 10 free throws.

Charity Points
    Senior captain Jermaine Anderson’s is first in the America East at the chairty stripe (63-73), shooting at an 86.3 percent clip. Anderson has compiled 203 career points at the line during his tenure at UNH. 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.

Tale of Two Halves
    The Wildcats are a second half team as UNH has scored more points in the second half in the last 8-of-10 games.  They are 2-10 when trailing at the half, but 5-6 when holding a lead.

On The Radar
    Freshman forward Radar Onguetou is making an impact on head coach Bill Herrion’s starting lineup. The forward has made eight straight starts en route to scoring an average of 7.4 ppg and 8.1 rpg for UNH.  Onguetou delivered a double-double against UMBC on January 25. (11 points and 12 rebounds). He was recently named America East Player of the Game on Feb. 8 for his 15 point effort on 7-of-7 from the field.

Sensational Sophomore
    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 4-5 record and Gibbs has averaged 14.4 ppg, including a career-high 22 points in a win over Hartford on January 11.  He has scored in double-digits seven of the last 10 games.

Raining 3-Pointers
    The Wildcats lead all of America East in three-point baskets made with 197, which is 16 more then second ranked Binghamton. In 25 games played, UNH averages 7.88 trifectas per game. UNH is fourth in the conference in 3-point field goal percentage (35.2 percent).

Defending the Trey
    The Wildcats stingy 3-point defense ranks second in the America East, holding opponents to shooting just 32 percent from beyond the arc.


 Janev Moves into UNH’S Top-5 For All-Time Scoring Ranks
    Senior co-captain Blagoj Janev has registered 1,288 career points. Janev moved into fifth all-time for scoring, surpassing alum Dan Nolan’s 1,258 career points on Feb 3. He is just two points shy of fourth all-time as UNH alum Scott Drapeau’s (93-95) 1,290 points.

Stealing the Show
    Senior Jermaine Anderson recently moved into sixth place on UNH’s all-time steals list with 127, moving ahead of Bryant Davis’ (1989-93) 125 career steals.

Fresh Starts
    The Wildcats have six freshmen this season in Dan McGeary (12 starts), Radar Onguetou (14 starts), Seth Price (9 starts), and Sam Herrick (3 starts). The six have combined to start 38 games throughout  25 games this 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.


Repeat For All-Conference
    Blagoj Janev, who was selected to the 2005-06 America East All-Conference Team is making another case this season.  Janev has been awarded America East Player of the Game  a team-high 10 occasions and leads the Wildcats in scoring with 14.0 points per game.  Janev is second for most points in the conference, compiling 351.

Christensen Is Missed
    The Wildcats lost their second leading scorer Mike Christensen on Jan. 9 with a broken foot.  His last full game was against Maine as he torched the Black Bears for a career-high 28 points in a 73-68 win.

America East On The Rise
    With just two regular-season non-conference games remaining, America East squads have sailed past last year’s non-conference win total. America East teams are currently 49-62 (.441) 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.

Overtime Troubles
    The Wildcats recently fell 82-79 in double-overtime to America East leader Vermont on Wednesday. The loss marks the fourth time this season that UNH played in an extra session, with all four overtimes resulting in loses. UNH tied the 1989-90 squad with the most overtimes played in a single season. UNH has lost by a combined 14 points in those defeats. UNH has also suffered two loses in the final possession this season at the hands of UMBC on Jan. 25 and a buzzer beater against Vermont on Jan. 9.

Anderson Assists
    Senior Jermaine Anderson ranks fifth in the America East in assists with 81, averaging 3.68 per game.

Glass Cleaner
    Freshman forward Radar Onguetou leads the Wildcats in offensive rebounds with 47 and is third on the team in overall rebounds with 102. He ranks seventh in the conference in offensive rebounds, the only freshman to crack the top 10.

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
22. Tyrece Gibbs vs. Albany 1/28/07
23. Blagoj Janev vs. Vermont 1/31/07
24. Jermaine Anderson vs. Maine 2/3/07
25. Radar Onguetou vs. Hartford 2/8/07


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