MEN'S BASKETBALL HOLDS OFF DARTMOUTH, 65-61
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, N.H. – Senior co-captain Jermaine Anderson (Beverly, Mass.) notched a game-high 21 points and six assists to send the University of New Hampshire Wildcats to a 65-61 victory over intrastate rival Dartmouth College on Tuesday at Leede Arena.
            UNH improves to 6-12 and wraps up the season’s non-conference scheduled with a 4-9 record. The Dartmouth College Big Green fall to 6-9 on the season.
            Anderson posted a clutch performance down the stretch for the visiting Wildcats as the senior guard notched seven straight foul shots with just 36 seconds to play to hold-off a second half charge from the Big Green. He was awarded America East Player of the Game for his efforts.
            UNH led by as much as 21 points (49-28) with 17:18 remaining in the second half before the Big Green slowly cut the deficit to within nine points as the Big Green’s top scorer Leon Pattman launched a three-pointer with 4:32 left to play. The Big Green, who shot 46.7 percent for the second half, including an impressive 6-of-9 from three-point land cut the score to as close as two points (63-61) as Pattman nailed his fourth three-pointer. The Wildcats, who outscored its opponent by a margin of 41-28 heading into half time held off the charge as time became an issue. Anderson, who is third in free throw percentage in the America East (84.3%), scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half as the game was ultimately won on the foul line.
UNH started its first half run when junior forward Brandon Odom (Dorchester, Mass.) drilled a three-pointer from the corner to start a 12-2 run. Freshman forward Radar Onguetou (Yaoundé, Cameroon) just missed his first career double-double as the freshman forward recorded nine points and a season-high 11 rebounds. Senior Blagoj Janev (Sydney, Australia) tallied 15 points, six rebounds and four assists and sophomore guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) added eight points and five boards to contribute to the victory.
 Dartmouth’s leading scorer Pattman was charged with two quick fouls and was forced to sit out most of the first half .Big Green sophomore Alex Barnett added 16 points and 12 rebounds to record the double-double effort. UNH shot a season-high 66.7 percent in the first half, shooting 16-of-24 along with a 6-of-9 effort from beyond the arc. For the fourth time this season the Wildcats held the advantage on the glass, 30-28.
UNH returns to America East Conference play on Thursday (Jan. 18) with a visit to the Binghamton Bearcats. The tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. and tickets are still available by visiting www.unhwildcats.com.
                                   
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