Tanner, a freshman from Converse, Texas, recorded 17 points and six rebounds in his collegiate debut for the UNH men’s basketball team, a 58-50 loss at Boston College on Nov. 14.
The 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward scored his team-high 17 points on 5 of 9 shooting from the floor (55.6 FG%), including 2-for-3 from 3-point range, and five free throws (on seven attempts). He was in the starting lineup but was limited to eight minutes in the first half because of foul trouble. Tanner played 17 minutes in the second half with 15 points and five rebounds.
UNH trailed 47-31 with eight minutes remaining when Tanner scored eight consecutive Wildcat points in a span of two minutes to lift New Hampshire within 49-39. His second 3-pointer of the game trimmed the deficit to 55-38 with 28 seconds on the clock, but the ‘Cats would get no closer.