MEN'S BASKETBALL SET TO CLASH WITH BINGHAMTON
DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team, led by senior Jermaine Anderson's (Beverly, Mass.) game-high 22 points, defeated the Boston University Terriers last Sunday to snap a five game losing streak. Anderson shot 12 straight foul shots in the second half to complete the Wildcat comeback. Anderson ranks 20th in all of division 1 basketball in free throw percentage, shooting 75-of-85 (88.2 percent). Senior Blagoj Janev and sophomore guard Tyrece Gibbs combined for 23 points in the victory.
   The Wildcats and Binghamton University Bearcats meet for the second time this season as UNH defeated their America East rival on January 18, 75-72.  The Bearcats hold a slight 7-4 advantage in the all-time series. Binghamton leads a well-balanced attack on offense with four players averaging double-digits on the season. The two teams lead the conference in 3-point baskets made as UNH ranks first with 203, while Binghamton is second with 187. The game  should feature plenty of offense as both teams hope to put themselves into a better position heading into the America East Tournament. The contest is set for Thursday (Feb. 15) at 7 p.m. in Lundholm Gymnasium and can be heard on the UNHSN and will be taped on Metrocast Cable.

Scouting the Wildcats (9-17, 5-8 AE)
New Hampshire earned a 1-1 record on the week... The Wildcats began the week with a 62-46 loss to Hartford and were led by the play of freshman forward Radar Onguetou’s career-high 15 points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting... Onguetou pulled down a combined 14 rebounds in two games this week... Senior co-captain Jermaine Anderson notched 14 points in the loss at Hartford before he went off for a game-high 22 points in a 60-55 win over the Boston University Terriers last Sunday... Anderson registered 12-straight foul shots at the charity stripe in the second half of action to lift the Wildcats and halt a five-game losing streak... Anderson leads the America East in free throw percentage, shooting 75-of-85 (88.2 percent)... Senior Blagoj Janev  compiled 13 points and five rebounds, while sophomore guard Tyrece Gibbs added 10 points and eight rebounds in the win... The Wildcats outrebounded the Terriers by a margin of 34-23 and shot 39.6 percent for the game... Janev moved into fourth all-time for scoring at New Hampshire with 1,301 points, surpassing Scott Drapeau’s 1,290 career points and moved into a tie for sixth all-time for career blocks with 46... UNH defeated Binghamton back on January 18 in a close 75-72 road win... The ‘Cats round out the week and make their last regular season road trip to face the Stony Brook Seawolves on Sunday at 2 p.m. with hopes of sweeping the season series.

Scouting the Bearcats (11-14, 4-9 AE)
Binghamton split a pair of games and moved up a notch into eighth place with three regular-season games remaining... Junior point guard Mike Gordon continued his stellar play, averaging 14.5 ppg on 56 percent shooting and 4.5 spg... Gordon leads the conference with 61 steals (2.4 spg) and ranks second in assist-to-turnover ratio... Freshman forward Lazar Trifunovic averaged 14.5 ppg and 7.5 rpg in the two games... He recorded his first double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Maine and has scored in double figures in four of his last five games... Junior guard Richard Forbes exploded for 14 first-half points to spark the win over the Black Bears... Forbes tallied 10-consecutive points in a stretch of 3:50... His game-high 18 points were the most Forbes has scored since pouring in 25 in a win over Albany on January 6... Junior center Giovanni Olomo grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds against Maine as Binghamton had two players with double-figure rebounds for the first time since January 5, 2006 (41 games)... Binghamton, which is closing in on its fourth-straight conference attendance title, drew a season-high 4,587 fans for the Maine game.

Anderson 20th In D1 Free Throw Percentage
    Senior captain Jermaine Anderson’s is first in the America East at the chairty stripe (75-85), shooting at an 88.3 percent clip and is 20th overall throughout division 1 basketball. Anderson has compiled 215 career points at the line during his tenure at UNH. During the 2005-06 campaign, he 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 9-of-11 games.  They are 3-10 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 nine straight starts en route to scoring an average of  7.1 ppg and 8.0 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. against the University of Hartford Hawks.

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 5-5 record and Gibbs has averaged 14.1 ppg, including a career-high 22 points in a win over Hartford on January 11.  He has scored in double-digits eight of the last 11 games.

3-Point Specialists
    The Wildcats lead all of America East in three-point baskets made with 203, which is 16 more then second ranked Binghamton. In 26 games played, UNH averages 7.81 trifectas per game. UNH is fourth in the conference in 3-point field goal percentage (35.1 percent).

Defending the Trey
    The Wildcats stingy 3-point defense ranks first in the America East, holding opponents to shooting just 31.9  percent from beyond the arc.

 Janev Moves into UNH’S Top-5 For All-Time Scoring Ranks
    Senior co-captain Blagoj Janev has recorded 1,301 career points. Janev moved into fourth all-time for scoring, surpassing alum Scott Drapeau’s 1,290 career points in a 60-55 win over Boston University on Feb.11 as the forward posted 13 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.

 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 third for most points in the conference, compiling 364.

Christensen Out
    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. The Reston, Virgina native compiled 196 points, 85 rebounds and 25 assists on the season.

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.

Working Overtime
    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 86, averaging 3.74 per game.

Glass Cleaner
    Freshman forward Radar Onguetou leads the Wildcats in offensive rebounds with 49 and is third on the team in overall rebounds with 110. 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
26. Jermaine Anderson vs. Boston U. 2/11/07
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