MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYS HOST TO BINGHAMTON
Scouting the Wildcats (9-18, 5-9 AE)
New Hampshire dropped its lone game of the week on the road at Stony Brook, 67-49... Senior co-captain Jermaine Anderson (Beverly, Mass./Phillips Exeter) and freshman forward Dan McGeary (Newton, Mass./Roxbury Latin) combined for 39 of the 49 points for the Wildcats... McGeary netted his first five three-point attempts en route to scoring a career-high 19 points in the loss... Anderson was named America East Player of the Game for his 20 point effort along with four rebounds and four assists... The Wildcats shot just 21.7 percent on 5-of-23 shooting from the floor in the second half... The Seawolves held a major advantage on the glass, outrebounding the Wildcats by a margin of 44-32... UNH plays host to the Binghamton Bearcats on Tuesday (Feb. 20) in Lundholm Gymnasium as the tip-off is set for 7 p.m... The Wildcats prevailed, 75-72, January 18... UNH posted four scorers in double digits, including an 18-point performance from senior Blagoj Janev (Sydney, Australia/Australia Institute of Sport)... UNH finishes the 2006-07 regular season at home against UMBC on Sunday (Feb. 25) for a 1 p.m. conference showdown.

Scouting the Bearcats (11-15, 4-10 AE)
Binghamton dropped its only game of the week - a 10-point affair at Vermont... The Bearcats have now dropped six of their last eight games and will likely need wins in their final two games to avoid the first-round tournament game... Freshman forward Lazar Trifunovic (Belgrade, Serbia/Secondary Railway) recorded his second-straight double-double with team-highs of 16 points and 14 rebounds at Vermont... Trifunovic grabbed a season-high six offensive boards... Junior point guard Mike Gordon (Plainfield, N.J./Plainfield) added 10 points in 40 minutes. He has played at least 39 minutes in each of his last six games.

McGeary Delivers Career Performance
    Freshman forward Dan McGeary tallied five straight 3-pointers in a loss to Stony Brook on February 18. He finished with a carerr-high 19 points, shooting 6-of-9 from beyond the arc.

Anderson 19th In D1 Free Throw Percentage
    Senior captain Jermaine Anderson’s is first in the America East at the chairty stripe (78-90), shooting at an 86.7 percent clip and is 19th overall throughout division 1 basketball. Anderson has compiled 218 career points at the line during his tenure at UNH. During the 2005-06 campaign, he shot 68-of-74 (91.9%) from the foul line, placing him second in all of Division 1 basketball.

Playoff Picture Coming Into Focus
By virtue of its victory over Binghamton on Sunday afternoon at Patrick Gymnasium, the University of Vermont (21-6, 13-1 America East) clinched the top seed for the upcoming America East Men’s Basketball Championship and at least a share of the regular-season title. The Catamounts boast a league-best 13-1 conference record, two games up on second-place Albany (18-9, 11-3), with just two games remaining for each squad. The Great Danes will be the two seed for the nine-team tournament with an outside shot of sharing the regular-season crown with UVM if Albany wins out AND Vermont loses out. Boston University (11-15, 8-6) currently sits in third, two games up on a three-way tie for fourth between Hartford (12-15, 6-8), Maine (11-16, 6-8) and UMBC (10-17, 6-8). The Terriers could wrap up the third spot with one more victory, but it won’t come easy as their final two league games are versus Vermont (Feb. 22) and at Albany (Feb. 25). The log-jam in the middle of the standings will come into focus over the final week of the regular season. New Hampshire (9-18, 5-9) sits all alone in seventh place, while Binghamton (11-15, 4-10) and Stony Brook (9-17, 4-10) are deadlocked in eighth.

Tale of Two Halves
    The Wildcats are a second half team as UNH has scored more points in the second half in the last 9-of-12 games.  They are 3-11 when trailing at the half, but 5-6 when holding a lead.

On The Radar
    Freshman forward Radar Onguetou is making an impact on head coach Bill Herrion’s starting lineup. The forward has made 10 straight starts en route to scoring an average of  6.8 ppg and 7.8 rpg for UNH.  Onguetou delivered a double-double against UMBC on January 25. (11 points and 12 rebounds). He was recently named America East Player of the Game on Feb. 8 for his 15 point effort on 7-of-7 from the field against the University of Hartford Hawks.

Sensational Sophomore
    Tyrece Gibbs has stepped up on the offensive side for the Wildcats after UNH witnessed its second leading scorer in Mike Christensen go down with a broken foot on January 9. Since that time, UNH has posted a 5-6 record and Gibbs has averaged 13.7 ppg, including a career-high 22 points in a win over Hartford on January 11.  He has scored in double-digits eight of the last 12 games.


3-Point Specialists
    The Wildcats lead all of America East in three-point baskets made with 212, which is 20 more then second ranked Binghamton. In 27 games played, UNH averages 7.85 trifectas per game. The Wildcats rank 58th in all of Division 1 3-point percentage.

Defending the Trey
    The Wildcats stingy 3-point defense ranks first in the America East, holding opponents to shooting just 32.1  percent from beyond the arc.


 Janev Moves into UNH’S Top-5 For All-Time Scoring Ranks
    Senior co-captain Blagoj Janev has recorded 1,301 career points. Janev moved into fourth all-time for scoring, surpassing alum Scott Drapeau’s 1,290 career points in a 60-55 win over Boston University on Feb.11 as the forward posted 13 points.

Stealing the Show
    Senior Jermaine Anderson recently moved into a tie for fifth place on UNH’s all-time steals list with 128, sharing the milestone with former UNH alum Chris Brown, who played for UNH during 1997-2001.


 Road Warriors
    The New Hampshire Wildcats endured the toughest road schedule of all America East teams this season. UNH went on an eight game road trip, posting a 3-5 record in the process. UNH played Harvard on November 29 before returning home on January 9.


Christensen Out
    The Wildcats lost their second leading scorer Mike Christensen on Jan. 9 with a broken foot.  His last full game was against Maine as he torched the Black Bears for a career-high 28 points in a 73-68 win. The Reston, Virgina native compiled 196 points, 85 rebounds and 25 assists on the season.

America East On The Rise
    With the non-conference regular-season complete, America East squads sailed past last year’s non-conference win total. America East teams are 49-64 (.434) in 2006-07, compared to just 33-69 (.324) a season ago. Forty-nine wins is the most since the league recorded 52 in 1994-95 when there were also nine teams in America East.

Working Overtime
    The Wildcats recently fell 82-79 in double-overtime to America East leader Vermont on Wednesday. The loss marks the fourth time this season that UNH played in an extra session, with all four overtimes resulting in loses. UNH tied the 1989-90 squad with the most overtimes played in a single season. UNH has lost by a combined 14 points in those defeats. UNH has also suffered two loses in the final possession this season at the hands of UMBC on Jan. 25 and a buzzer beater against Vermont on Jan. 9.

Anderson Assists
    Senior Jermaine Anderson ranks fifth in the America East in assists with 90, averaging 3.75 per game.

Glass Cleaner
    Freshman forward Radar Onguetou leads the Wildcats in offensive rebounds with 50 and is third on the team in overall rebounds with 113., averaging 4.2 rebounds per game. He also ranks eighth in the conference in offensive rebounds.
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