MEN'S BASKETBALL DOWNS BOSTON UNIVERSITY, 60-55
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DURHAM, N.H. –
Senior co-captain Jermaine Anderson (Beverly, Mass.) shot a perfect 12-of-12 from the foul line en route to a game-high 22 points on the afternoon as the University of New Hampshire Wildcats defeated the Boston University Terriers, 60-55, in America East men’s basketball action at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The Wildcats (9-17, 5-8 AE) snap a five game losing streak, while the Terriers (10-14, 7-5 AE) fall for a fifth time in conference play.
    Anderson, who leads the America East Conference in free throw percentage on 75-of-85 shooting (88.2 percent) tallied 12 of his 22 points at the line, all coming during the second half. He was awarded America East Player of the Game for his efforts.
    The Wildcats and Terriers exchanged baskets throughout the first half of play until BU freshman Tyler Morris scored the final five of his 14 points to put the visitors up 26-21 heading into halftime.
    UNH tied the score up at 30 apiece with 15:25 to play as junior guard Jude Roybal (Albuquerque, N.M.) made a move to beat his defender and finished with a layup. The Wildcats held the lead throughout most of the second half until Morris netted a foul shot at the charity stripe to put the Terriers back into the lead at 43-42 with 7:22 remaining. UNH senior forward Blagoj Janev (Sydney, Australia) scored 13 points and five rebounds and drilled a key 3-pointer with 5:50 to play as the ‘Cats reclaimed a 46-43 lead and never looked back. Anderson added a trey of his own with 3:28 left and made four points at the line in the final 38 seconds of action to secure the 60-55 win.
    UNH sophomore guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) was the third Wildcat to score in double digits with 10 points along with eight rebounds, while Roybal added seven points and two assists. Freshmen Sam Herrick (Nantucket, Mass.) and Radar Onguetou (Yaoundé, Cameroon) combined to grab 14 rebounds in the winning effort.
    The Terriers also recorded three scorers in double digits as freshman Corey Lowe and Scott Brittain combined for 27 points, while Morris notched 14 points in the loss.
    The Wildcats return to action on Thursday (Feb. 15) as they play host to the Binghamton Bearcats at 7 p.m. in Lundholm Gymnasium.
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