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Scouting the Wildcats (5-11, 2-2 AE)
 New Hampshire sophomore Tyrece Gibbs  notched a career-high 21 points to propel the Wildcats past the University of Hartford , 72-59, in America East action on Thursday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    Gibbs, who garnered America East Player of the Game honors scored a game-high 21points to go along with six rebounds to help UNH secure its second conference victory, while handing Hartford its first conference loss of the season. UNH also won its first home contest in Lundholm Gymnasium this season.Senior co-captain Jermaine Anderson delivered 10 first half points en route to scoring 15 on the night, including seven points at the charity stripe.UNH freshman forward Dan McGeary (Newton, Mass.) posted a solid outing by chipping in 13 points and a career-high six assists off the bench. Senior co-captain Blagoj Janev added nine points and six rebounds, while junior forward Brandon Odom started his first game of the season and posted seven points and three rebounds in the win.
    UNH shot a season-high 52 percent from the floor and also shot a season high 14 three-pointers, shooting at a 48.3% clip New Hampshire fell in heartbreaking fashion to Vermont on January 9 by a score of 62-60. Blagoj Janev posted a career-high 31 points as he registered 11-of-11 from the field, while hitting 5-of-5 from the three-point land. Jermaine Anderson notched 12 points in the loss. UNH has won three of its last six games, including a 73-68 road win over rival Maine on January 6... The win snapped a seven game losing streak against the Black Bears as junior forward Mike Christensen  posted a career-high 28 points to go along with six rebounds and four assists. Janev and Anderson each delivered 17 points apiece for the Wildcats.

Scouting the Terriers (5-10, 2-1 AE)
The Terriers posted its second straight America East victory, 61-49, over Binghamton University Thursday evening at the Events Center in Vestal, N.Y. Terrier freshman Corey Lowe scored a game-high 17 points. Senior co-captain Omari Peterkin tallied his second career double-double, with 10 points and 12 rebounds. BU limited Binghamton, the top-scoring team in the America East, to a season-low 49 points. The Terriers held at least an eight-point lead for the first 11 minutes of the second half before Bearcat Richard Forbes, who finished the game with a team-best 16 points, led Binghamton back to within three, 48-45, with 4:57 remaining. Boston University responded with a 13-2 run to close out the game.
Freshman Tyler Morris’s 14.4 points per game lead the Terriers on the year. Lowe is second on the team with 13.9 per game. Peterkin is third in scoring, averaging 8.6 points and a team-best 6.1 rebounds per game.


THE SERIES:   Saturday’s game will be the 120th meeting between BU and UNH. The Terriers hold an 84-35 advantage in the 98-year-old series. BU is 48-5 against UNH since both teams joined the America East in 1979-80. BU’s Kevin Gardner scored a career-high 26 points and had 12 rebounds to tally a double-double.  Blagoj Janev totaled 22 points for UNH. The Wildcats shot 50.0 percent from the floor (18-for-36) and 50.0 (10-for-20) from 3-point range as well as 94.4 (17-for-18) percent from the free throw line in the win.

Career Week
    Four UNH starters all tallied career-highs in points this past week.  Junior forward Mike Christensen posted 28 points in a win over Maine. Senior Blagoj Janev delivered 31 points in a loss to Vermont. Sophomore guard Tyrece Gibbs notched 21 points and freshman forward Dan McGeary recorded 13 points en route to handing the University of Hartford to its first loss in conference play on January 11.

Charity Points
    Senior co-captain Jermaine Anderson is  32-of-38 (84.3%) from the charity stripe this season and is third in the America East.  During the 2005-06 campaign, Anderson shot 68-of-74 (91.9%) from the foul line, placing him second in all of Division 1 basketball.

 Janev Continues to Move Up On
All-Time Scoring List
    Senior co-captain Blagoj Janev recorded nine points in a 72-59 win over Hartford on January 11. He has now posted 1,169 career points, placing him 11th on UNH’s  all-time scoring list.

Theft Alert
    Senior Jermaine Anderson recently moved into eight place on UNH’s all-time steals list with 120, surpassing alum Ed Eusebio.

Odom Reaches Milestones
    Junior forward Brandon Odom  chipped in seven points and three rebounds to surpass 200 career points and 100 career rebounds against Hartford on January 11.  Odom averages 2.1 ppg and 1.9 rpg for the Wildcats.

Three-Point Threats
    UNH leads the America East in three-point makes with 128, which is six ahead of second ranked Binghamton. The Wildcats posted a season-high 14 treys from beyond the arc, shooting 14-of-29 for a season-high 48.3 percent in a win over Hartford on January 11.
           
America East On The Rise
    With just four regular-season non-conference games remaining, America East squads have sailed past last year’s non-conference win total. America East teams are currently 48-61 (.440) in 2006-07, compared to just 33-69 (.324) a season ago. The conference is on pace to register 50 regular-season non-conference victories this campaign, which would be the most since the league recorded 52 in 1994-95 when there were also nine teams in the league.





Bench Experience
     The two most experienced America East coaches meet as Dennis Wolff (13th season) and Bill Herrion (16th season) square off. Herrion’s career record in the America East Conference is
132-43.

Trio of Scorers
    The Wildcats are one of three America East members to have three scorers averaging double digits. Senior Blagoj Janev  averages 14.5, while Jermaine Anderson (13.5 ppg) and Mike Christensen average 13.1 ppg respectively.

Homecoming
    Freshman forward Dan McGeary and junior forward Brandon Odom hail from Newton and Dorchester Massachusetts. The two forwards enter today’s game with momentum on the offensive end as the duo combined for 20 points in Thursday’s win over Hartford.

America East Player of the Game
1. Tyrece Gibbs vs. Boston College 11/10/06
2. Mike Christensen vs. Franklin Pierce 11/13/06
3. Jermaine Anderson vs. CCSU 11/18/06
4. Jermaine Anderson vs. Robert Morris 11/21/06
5. Blagoj Janev vs. Quinnipiac 11/26/06
6. Jermaine Anderson vs. Harvard 11/29/06
7. Blagoj Janev vs. Long Island 12/1/06
8. Mike Christensen vs. Rutgers 12/6/06
9. Blagoj Janev vs. Northeastern 12/18/06
10. Blagoj Janev vs. Iona 12/22/06
11. Mike Christensen vs. Elon 12/29/06
12. Blagoj Janev vs. Kent State 12/30/06
13. Jermaine Anderson vs. Albany 1/3/07
14. Mike Christensen vs. Maine 1/6/07
15. Blagoj Janev vs. Vermont 1/9/07
16. Tyrece Gibbs vs. Hartford 1/11/07





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