VESTAL, N.Y. – Freshman guard Alvin Abreu (
With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 7-17, including 4-8 in America East, while the Bearcats improve to 11-14 overall and 7-6 in the conference.
Abreu, whose five treys set a career high, also recorded five rebounds and a career-high six assists.
UNH trailed 50-44 with five minutes left in the game before a 7-0 run gave the Wildcats their second lead of the half. A pair of free throws by freshman center Dane DiLiegro (
After Gibbs missed one in close, DiLiegro fouled Reggie Fuller, who pulled down the rebound, with nine seconds on the clock. Fuller made both from the stripe to give the Bearcats a 56-54 lead. Gibbs was fouled with just two seconds left, but came up empty on his first attempt at the line. After Gibbs missed the second, freshman guard Tyrone Conley (
Christensen, who entered the game with 999 career points, surpassed the 1,000-point threshold on a layup with left in the first half. The captain becomes the 25th player in program history to attain the feat. Christensen, who finished the game with 10 points and four rebounds, passed Pat Manor (1,000) and now has 1,009 points, which is good for 24th on UNH’s all-time scoring list.
DiLiegro posted eight points and nine rebounds, while Gibbs tallied eight points, four rebounds, four assists and two blocks. Conley chipped in with seven points, two steals and a block.
The game was tight for most of the opening frame until an 8-0 Bearcat run put them up, 20-13, with left. UNH whittled down the deficit and went into the break trailing 25-22.
UNH, which shot 35 percent (20-58) from the floor, committed just 12 turnovers as compared to 14 for
The Wildcats return to action Sunday, Feb. 17 at when they travel south to take on the