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Scouting the Wildcats (5-12)
 New Hampshire (5-12, 2-3 America East) recorded a 1-2 week... UNH sophomore Tyrece Gibb (Brockton, Mass./Thayer Academy) notched a career-high 21 points to propel the Wildcats past the University of Hartford, 72-59, to garner their first victory of the season at Lundholm Gymnasium on January 11... Senior co-captain Jermaine Anderson (Beverly, Mass./Phillips Exeter) 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./Roxbury Latin) posted a solid outing by chipping in 13 points and a career-high six assists off the bench... Senior co-captain Blagoj Janev (Sydney, Australia/Australia Institute of Sport) added nine points and six rebounds, while junior forward Brandon Odom (Dorchester, Mass./Thayer Academy) 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 percent clip before falling to Vermont 62-60 on January 9... 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 rounded out the week with a tough 53-29 loss to the Boston University Terriers... The last time UNH scored under 30 points came in a contest against Providence College during the 1990-91 campaign when the Wildcats compiled just 27 points... Janev and Anderson both posted five points apiece in the loss... UNH takes the road on Tuesday (Jan. 16) with a visit to Dartmouth before traveling to Vestal New Y ork to take on the Binghamton Bearcats on Thursday (Jan.18)... UNH returns home on Sunday (Jan. 21) to host Stony Brook at 1 p.m.

Scouting the Big Green(6-8)
After a slow start to the season, the Big Green have turned things around as of late. Leon  Pattman (Memphis, Tenn.) leads all scorers with 17.8 points per game, while Alex Barnett is second (10.8 ppg). Dartmouth plays a very similar style to UNH’s as both teams shoot the trey well, but struggle on the glass. In Dartmouth’s last contest, Sophomore Alex Barnett (St. Louis, Mo.) scored a career-high 22 points, but it wasn’t enough as Harvard took a 77-71 victory over Dartmouth in Ivy League men’s basketball action Friday night. Barnett had 11 rebounds, along with four assists, three steals and two blocked shots, but Dartmouth couldn’t hold onto a 34-33 halftime lead. The Big Green (6-8 overall, 1-1 Ivy) dropped only its second game in the last eight contests. Dartmouth’s Patman was named the Ivy League player of the week, after leading the Big Green men’s basketball team to a pair of victories.Pattman scored a combined 50 points in an 80-73 overtime thriller against Harvard and in a 66-58 victory over Army.On January 6 against the Crimson, the senior poured in a season-high 27 points to go along with four blocked shots, two rebounds and two assists. In regulation, he scored Dartmouth’s last four points (on two layups) to force the overtime.

THE SERIES:   In what will be the 57th meeting in the New Hampshire  rivalry, the Big Green hold a slight 30-26 advantage in the all-time series. In last season’s contest, theWildcats came away with a home win against Dartmouth, 71-59. Seniors Jermaine Anderson and Blagoj Janev combined for 35 points and 14 rebounds to propel UNH to victory. Dartmouth was led by Leon Pattman’s 11 points and four rebounds, while  Michael Giovacchini added ten points. Dartmouth last won during the 2004-05 campaign. The Big Green outlasted UNH by a score of 69-67.

Father and Son Showdown

    For the first time in both their basketball careers, UNH freshman guard Arin Dunn and Dartmouth College head coach Terry Dunn will be sitting apart from eachother as the two family members both try to guide their respective team to victory. In just his first year at the helm of the Dartmouth men’s basketball program, Terry Dunn led the Big Green to an impressive turnaround in 2004-05. Now entering his third season, Dunn coached Dartmouth to the second-best turnaround in Ivy League history as the Big Green went from a 1-13 mark in 2003-04 to a 7-7 record in 2004-05. Assistant coach at Colorado for eight seasons from 1996-2004, Dunn was named the 26th coach of Dartmouth men’s basketball on May 13, 2004. His two-year record with the Big Green is 17-37 and 11-17 Ivy.
   Arin, who is a freshman walk-on for the Wildcats has appeared in nine games this season. The Hanover, New Hampshire native averages 0.9 points per game and 0.7 rebounds per game in limited playing time off the bench.


 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  35-of-42 (83.3%) 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 five points in a 53-29 loss to Boston University on January 13. He has now compiled 1,174 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 shot a season-low 1-of-17 from beyond the arc in a loss to Boston University of January 13. The Wildcats still lead the America East in three-point makes with 129. 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.

Pack of ‘Cats Provide Scoring
    The Wildcats are one of three America East members to have three scorers averaging double digits. Senior Blagoj Janev  averages 13.9, while Jermaine Anderson (12.8 ppg) and Mike Christensen average 13.1 ppg respectively.


Anderson Delivers
    Senior Jermaine Anderson ranks fifth in the America East in assists with 51, averaging 3.65 per game. He is also one of two guards to crack in the top ten in the conference for blocks with nine.


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
17. Blagoj Janev vs. Boston U. 1/13/07


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