BLAGOJ JANEV NAMED AMERICA EAST FIRST-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Blagoj Janev

The last time a UNH player was named first-team all-conference was when Chris Brown was honored in 2001-02.

Janev, ranked sixth in the conference in scoring with an average of 14.4 ppg., is now in the midst of a seven-game stretch where he has scored in double figures for the Wildcats. The streak began vs. Boston University after he scored 22 points vs. the Terriers and he has since averaged 15.3 ppg. during that six-game span. He is also ranked seventh among the top players in America East in field goal percentage with a mark of .471. Janev, in addition to scoring two-point field goals, is one of the conference's top three-point shooters with 55 made from behind the perimeter and he is one of the main reasons that UNH is ranked No. 1 in the nation in free throw percentage, as he ranks 21st individually in the country with a shooting percentage of .879.

Looking at his season-highs in 2005-06, he scored 24 points twice, once in UNH's big win at Albany, he pulled down 10 rebounds at Stony Brook, made nine free throws at Albany and made six three-pointers in the the team's victory over Boston University.

Janev and the No. 5-seeded Wildcats will play their first game of the America East tournament in the quarterfinals vs. No. 4 Hartford on Saturday, March 4. Game time is 8:30 p.m. at Binghamton's Events Center. Should they defeat the Hawks, UNH would move on to play a semifinal contest vs. either No. 1 Albany, or the winner of Friday's first-round contest featuring No. 8 UMBC and No. 9 Stony Brook. UNH's semifinal game is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 5. The America East championship game will take place on Sat., March 11 at the site of the highest remaining seed. That contest will be shown live on ESPN 2 and is set to begin at noon.

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