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Scouting the Wildcats (6-12, 2-3 AE)
UNH returns to home after posting two straight road games in three days...UNH used a 15-2 run in the second half of play led by the duo of Blagoj Janev and Jermaine Anderson’s combined 24 second half points to cap off UNH’s comeback. Binghamton, led by Mike Gordon’s game-high 20 points led by as many as 15 points before falling to the Wildcats, 75-72, at the Events Center...UNH posted four scorers in double digits for the the first time this season...Freshman forward Dan McGeary notched 10 points, while sophomore guard Tyrece Gibbs finished with 16 on the night...The Wildcats also defeated intrastate rival Dartmouth College on January 16 by a score of 65-61. Jermaine Anderson posted 21 points, including a 7-of-7 performance from the charity stripe in the last 36 seconds of play. Senior Blagoj Janev notched 15 points and six rebounds, while freshman forward Radar Onguetou just missed his first career double-double (nine points, 11 rebounds). New Hampshire has won five of its last nine games.. UNH sophomore Tyrece Gibbs 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 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 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.

Scouting the Seawolves (7-11, 2-4 AE)
Mitchell Beauford had five of his 18 points in overtime and Stony Brook beat Boston University 68-62 on Thursday night, snapping the Seawolves’ seven-game losing streak to the Terriers. Solomon Bamiro added 15 points for Stony Brook, which had lost two straight and five of six. Ricky Lucas, the Seawolves’ leading scorer with a 15.1 average, took a foul-line jumper with 2 seconds left and the ball bounced on both sides of the rim before falling through at the buzzer for his first points of the game.Beauford led the way for the Seawolves with 18 points, five assists, and three steals. The junior guard went 10-of-12 from the line in the game, including 5-of-6 in the extra stanza. Bamiro was outstanding once again as he recorded a career-best 15 points to go along with four rebounds. Neto also scored in double figures for SB with 10 points.Beauford was tabbed as the America East Player of the Game along with Lowe. In the 67-55 win over Binghamton on Tuesday, the Seawolves clamped down on the Bearcats, forcing 20 turnovers and turning them into 17 points... Stony Brook closed out its game on a 13-5 run to claim their first conference victory of the season... Ricky Lucas  netted a game-high 21 points, including 15 points the first half to lead the way for Stony Brook... Mike Popoko  scored in double-figures for the fifth-straight game as he pumped in 11 points and a team-high eight boards... Solomon Bamiro was terrific off the bench as he tallied a career-high 14 points and added four boards and a pair of steals... On Saturday afternoon, SB traveled to Hartford and dropped a 50-47 decision to the Hawks...Ten different Seawolves scored in the game in head coach Steve Pikiell’s return to the state of Connecticut... The Seawolves forced nine turnovers in the first half and held the Hawks to just 22 percent shooting (6-of-27) and 1-of-11 from downtown... The Seawolves went into the locker with a 25-16 advantage... Down by three with 14 seconds left in the game, Lucas’ three-pointer as time expired rimmed out as the Hawks claimed the victory... Lucas, was the lone Seawolf to score in double figures as he finished with 11 points and seven rebounds.

THE SERIES:    New Hampshire leads the all-time series 7-4 and have won the past three meetings. UNH won the season series last year with a pair of close games. The last time Stony Brook defeated the Wildcats was on January 9, 2005 by a 73-64 decision. In last season’s first meeting on January 14 in Stony Brook, the Wildcats posted, 54-50. Stony Brook committed three crucial turnovers in the final 1:54 seconds, while UNH went 7-for-8 from the charity stripe in the final minute to put the game out of reach. On the February 15 matchup in Durham, Blagoj Janev scored 14 points, while Jamaal Caterina added nine and a game-high 11 rebounds to lead New Hampshire to a 59-51 America East victory over Stony Brook.

Captain Clutch Does It Again
    Senior captain Jermaine Anderson’s clutch performance in the last two games have carried UNH to two huge road victories at Dartmouth on January 16 and at Binghamton on January 18. The captain shot a clutch 7-of-7 from the charity stripe in the final 36 seconds of play to lift the Wildcats past intrastate rival Dartmouth College, 65-61. The senior guard then tied a career-high in made foul shots, by going 8-of-8 in the final minutes to help UNH defeat Binghamton, 75-72. Anderson leads the America East in free throw percentage (87.7%) on 50-of-57 shooting. 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.


On The Radar
    Freshman forward Radar Onguetou is starting to make an impact in head coach Bill Herrion’s starting lineup. The forward has made two straight starts en route to scoring an average of 7.5 ppg and 7.0 rpg for UNH. He just missed his first career double-double in a 65-61 win over Dartmouth on January 16.

Scorching ‘Cats
     For a second straight game, the Wildcats have shot over 50 percent from the floor in two straight road wins. UNH shot a season-high 56.5 percent (26-of-46) in a 75-72 win over the Bearcats of Binghamton University on January 18.

From Downtown
    The Wildcats lead all of America East in three-point baskets made with 146. In 19 games played, UNH averages 7.68 treys per game.

On the Glass
    For the second straight game, the Wildcats outrebounded their opponents. UNH recorded grabbed 30 rebounds in both road wins this week, holding a combined edge on the glass by a margin of 60-53.

 Janev Moves into UNH’S Top-10 All-Time Scoring Ranks
    Senior co-captain Blagoj Janev recorded 18 points in a 75-72 victory over Binghamton on January 168 He has now compiled 1,207 career points, placing him 8th on UNH’s  all-time scoring list.

Stealing the Show
    Senior Jermaine Anderson recently moved into eight place on UNH’s all-time steals list with 121, tying Robin Dixon’s (1979-83) record.

Fresh Starts
    The Wildcats have six freshmen this season in Dan McGeary (12 starts), Radar Onguetou (8 starts), Seth Price (9 starts), and Sam Herrick (2 starts). The six have combined to start 30 games throughout the first 19 games of the season.


             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.

America East On The Rise
    With just three regular-season non-conference games remaining, America East squads have sailed past last year’s non-conference win total. America East teams are currently 49-61 (.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 14.2, while Jermaine Anderson (13.4 ppg) and Mike Christensen average 13.1 ppg respectively.


Anderson Assists
    Senior Jermaine Anderson ranks fifth in the America East in assists with 64, averaging 4.00 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
18. Jermaine Anderson vs. Dartmouth 1/16/07
19. Blagoj Janev vs. Binghamton 1/18/07


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