CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - University of New Hampshire men's basketball junior Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) was named the 2010 America East Player of the Game, the conference announced Tuesday.

Abreu, who ranks seventh in the league with 14.6 points per game, received the most Player of the Game honors during the season to garner the end-of-year award. Abreu earned the award 13 times this season, including nine of the past 12 contests. Earlier this season Feb. 6, he became the 27th Wildcat to reach the 1,000-point plateau against the University of Hartford.

The Player of the Game award was determined by tabulating award winners from the regular season. At the conclusion of each home game, a player was named the Player of the Game. Just one player was tabbed in non-conference games, while a player from each team was recognized during conference games.

The league's annual awards, including the all-conference teams, as well as Player, Rookie and Coach of the Year, will be announced at the championship awards banquet on Friday, March 5 at 4 p.m. in Hartford, site of the 2010 America East Men's & Women's Basketball Championship Presented By Newman's Own.

Abreu and the sixth-seeded Wildcats return to action Saturday, March 6 at 8:15 p.m. when they take on No. 3 Maine in the quarterfinal round of the America East Championship at Hartford's Chase Arena.


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