DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team recently learned that it will play Towson University in a non-televised Sears BracketBusters game.
The game, which will be the 12th meeting between the Wildcats and Tigers, is set for Saturday, Feb. 18 at Lundholm Gymnasium. A game time is yet to be determined.
This will be UNH's third appearance in the event, which is in its ninth season. The Wildcats last played in a BracketBuster game against Marist last season and fell to the Red Foxes 58-49 at the McCann Center.
Towson holds a 7-4 mark all-time against UNH, winning each of the last three meetings, most recently claiming an 84-70 victory on its home floor on Dec. 9, 2000. The last time the Wildcats took down the Tigers was in a 64-56 decision at Lundholm Gymnasium on Jan. 10, 1998.
The Tigers, who play in the Colonial Athletic Association, are currently 1-22 this season, including a 1-10 mark in league play. Most recently the Tigers snapped their NCAA record 41-game losing streak with a 66-61 victory over UNC Wilmington on Saturday afternoon at the Towson Center. The victory was the first career win at Towson for Coach Pat Skerry and the program's first victory since defeating LaSalle on Dec. 29, 2010.
The Wildcats are back in action when they return home to take on the University of Hartford on Wednesday, Feb. 1 (7 p.m.) at Lundholm Gymnasium.