DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team (1-0) will hit the road for its first away game as it travels to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. for a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Links to live stats will be on www.UNHWildcats.com.
SCOUTING DUQUESNE: Duquesne enters Wednesday's tilt 1-0 overall following a 94-75 home victory over Abilene Christian University on Saturday night. Sophomore Derrick Colter and junior Tra'Vaughn White led the way for the Dukes with 23 and 21 points, respectively. Senior Ovie Soko also pitched in with 17 points for Duquesne, which saw five players reach double-figures. The Dukes jumped out to a quick start, leading 54-29 at halftime on 16-29 shooting (55.2%) from the field. Duquesne held ACU to a 24.2% shot percentage in the frame on 8-of-33 shooting. For the game, the Dukes held ACU to 34.9% shooting (22-63), including 28.0% from three-point range (7-25). Duquesne shot 51.7% (30-58) from the field during the game, including a 36.8% (7-19) clip from three-point range. The Dukes feature a young squad with 11 underclassmen and five freshmen. Duquesne returns two of its four leading scorers from last year, Colter who led the team with 13.5 points per game and sophomore Jeremiah Jones who ranked fourth with 7.7 points per game.
Chris Pelcher led the Wildcats on offense with 25 points while Patrick Konan dropped 19 points on the night. Freshman Daniel Dion drained 14 in his collegiate debut as Jordon Bronner finished the night with 12.
CRASHING THE BOARDS
The Wildcats pulled down 51 rebounds against Suffolk in the season opener Saturday, Nov. 9. Senior Chris Pelcher came down with a career high 17 rebounds in the effort while classmate Patrick Konan recorded seven.
ALL-TIME CONFERENCE WINS LEADER
Head coach Bill Herrion, who enters his ninth year with UNH and 23rd in the America East Conference, currently holds the title of winningest coach in America East Conference history, earning 331 wins in his career.
PRESEASON COACHES' POLL
The Wildcats (31 points) were picked to finish being first-place Vermont (64), who received six first-place votes. Stony Brook was picked second with 58 points and took the remaining three first-place votes. Albany was selected third with 49 points while Hartford was fourth with 44 points. After New Hampshire, UMBC was selected sixth with 28 points while Binghamton (24), Maine (20) and UMass Lowell (8) rounded out the field.
A FRESH GROUP OF FRESHMEN
UNH welcomed in a group of five freshman in the off-season, all of which are poised to make a big impact for the team. Jacoby Armstrong (Sasche, Texas) arrived in Wildcat Country from Wylie High School while Daniel Dion (Cedar Park, Texas) most recently played at Vista Ridge High School. John Edwards (Charlotte, N.C.) is fresh off a career at Brewster Academy as Williams Gabriel (Lagos, Nigeria) came from Huntington Prep. Jaleen Smith (Freeport, Texas), who hails from Brazosport High School, rounds out the group.
A CLASS WITH CLASS
Each of the four member of the 2013-14 senior class have been elected as captains. Jordan Bronner, Patrick Konan, Scott Morris and Chris Pelcher will serve as captains.
WILDCAT BASKETBALL ON THE AIR
Wildcat Sports Properties (WSP), a property of Learfield Sports, is pleased to announce that Jim Jeannotte and Mike Murphy will once again serve as the broadcast duo for the 2013-14 UNH men's and women's basketball seasons on the Wildcat Sports Radio Network. Veteran play-by-play man Jeannotte will return for his 32nd year broadcasting UNH men's basketball, while color analyst Murphy enters his 13th season calling Wildcat men's hoops.
The Wildcat Sports Radio Network consists of flagship stations WGIR (610-AM) in Manchester, which has been headquarters for UNH play-by-play since 2008, The Wave (WQSO 96.7-FM) in Portsmouth and the Sports Animal (WPKX 930-AM) in Rochester. Affiliates include WNTK (99.7 FM) in New London and WEEY in Keene (93.5 FM) and WEEI in Concord (101.5 FM) plus all broadcasts are streamed live and archived via Stretch Internet at www.unhwildcats.com. All game broadcasts begin 30 minutes prior to tipoff.
WILDCATS STREAMING LIVE
The America East Conference and NeuLion have partnered to bring fans complete game coverage of all America East basketball games. The portal, AmericaEast.tv, brings fans exclusive content as well as live events, free of charge.
DEMPSEY ON COLLEGE CHALKTALK
Associate Head Coach Ken Dempsey will be blogging at
various points of the season on College Chalktalk. To follow
along with Dempsey's entries, visit www.collegechalktalk.
Tommy McDonnell, Frank Okeke and Chris Pelcher each put up career numbers in points against Suffolk in the home opener (Nov. 9). Pelcher finished with 25 points as Okeke drained six and McDonnell netted five.