MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS IN AMERICA EAST QUARTERFINALS TO UALBANY, 64-47
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– Despite posting three scorers in double-digits, the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team fell to defending conference champion University at Albany, 64-47, in the America East Quarterfinal round at the Agganis Arena in Boston on Saturday night.
            UNH seniors and America East All-Conference members Jermaine Anderson (Beverly, Mass.) and Blagoj Janev (Sydney, Australia) combined for 25 of UNH’s points and freshman forward Radar Onguetou (Yaoundé, Cameroon) was named America East Player of the Game as he delivered 11 points and two rebounds.
            The Great Danes (21-9) led from start to finish as two-time America East Player of the Year Jamar Wilson paced UAlbany for a game-high 21 points, while all-conference forward Brent Wilson notched 13 points.
            UAlbany jumped out to an early 17-6 advantage and led by as many as 18 before the Wildcats staged a second half comeback on an Onguetou 3-pointer that cut the score to 49-42 with 9:01 remaining. Janev was held scoreless in the first half of action until he contributed to the comeback en route to scoring 10 second half points. UAlbany, however, proved to be too much down the stretch and closed out the finals nine minutes on a 15-5 run. The Great Danes out-rebounded UNH by a margin of 38-26 and posted 13 second chance points, which was the major difference in the game.
            The loss marks the end of the road for seniors Janev and Anderson. Janev finished his stellar career fourth on the Wildcats all-time scoring list with 1,340 career points, while Anderson rounds out his spectacular career with 130 steals, placing him fifth on the all-time list.
            For a second straight season, the Great Danes end UNH’s hopes of a conference championship. The Wildcats finish the season with an overall 10-20 record and a seventh place finish in the league.
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