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CAMBRIDGE, MASS— Student-athletes at the University of New Hampshire continue to excel in the classroom and as a result the Wildcats finished second in the running for the 2007-08 America East Academic Cup with an impressive cumulative grade point average of 3.12.  UNH has won the Academic Cup twice, in 1998-99 and 1999-2000.
    The University of Vermont narrowly edged out UNH to take home the hardware with a 3.14 GPA.
    The University of Maine (3.10), Stony Brook University (3.06) and Binghamton University (3.04) were the other institutions in America East to compile grade point averages of 3.00 or better in 2007-08.


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team will host its annual Wildcat Day Camp, provided for boys and girls entering grades second through nine. The camp sessions will be held July 14-July 18 and July 28-Aug. 1.
     The day camp features basketball instruction – for both the beginning player and the advanced youth – from college and high school coaches and UNH players. Campers will participate in skill development sessions, as well as two games per day. Grades second through fifth attend from 9 a.m.-noon, while grades sixth through ninth attend from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


DURHAM, N.H. – Juniors Eric Gilchrese (Springfield, Ill.) and Colbey Santos (Onset, Mass.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team, and junior Jenelle DeVits (Malden, Mass.) and freshman Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.), of the women’s squad, recently visited a pair of eighth-grade classrooms at Portsmouth Middle School to speak to students about the importance of education, as part of the UNH Life Skills program.


DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire men’s basketball head coach Bill Herrion and his staff have announced that Russell Graham (Norristown, Pa.) and Abby Kabba (Oklahoma City, Okla.) have signed National Letters of Intent to attend UNH and play basketball beginning in the fall of 2008.
     “We are very happy to sign both Abby and Russell,” Herrion said. “They fill two needs that we really needed to address with this recruiting class. Signing these two players is going to finally give us the depth that we need to move our program forward. Along with Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.), we feel really good about our recruiting class.”


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– The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics recently announced that the University of New Hampshire ranks 81st out of 365 Division I schools in the NACDA Directors’ Cup standings at the end of the winter sport season.
     The Wildcats have amassed 162 points, including the 25 points they tallied during the fall season. The ski team, which stands 11th overall, provided 57 points, while the third-ranked women’s hockey team supplied 55 points and the ninth-ranked men’s hockey team kicked in another 25.


DURHAM, N.H. – Four players received awards, a trio of seniors were honored and the team and its extended staff were celebrated at the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team’s annual season-ending banquet April 27 at Huddleston Hall.


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DURHAM, N.H. – CollegeHoops.net recently announced that freshman guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team, has been named a CollegeHoops.net Honorable Mention Mid-Major All-Freshman.
     Abreu adds the honor to his America East All-Rookie Team selection, as well as the three America East Rookie of the Week awards he racked up over the course of the season (Dec. 10, Jan. 7, Feb. 25).


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VESTAL, N.Y. – Senior forward Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) posted his third double-double of the season with 20 points and 11 rebounds, and freshman guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) added 16 points and five rebounds, but the seventh-seeded University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team ended its season Saturday night, falling to the second-seeded University of Hartford, 68-65 in the quarterfinal game of the America East tournament at Binghamton University’s Events Center.
     The loss wraps up the Wildcats’ record at 9-20, including 6-10 in America East, while the Hawks improve to 17-15 overall with a 10-6 conference record and move on to Sunday’s semifinal round. The ‘Cats fall to 7-26 all-time in the tournament, including 1-3 against the Hawks. Head Coach Bill Herrion, whose 19 wins make him the all-time winningest coach in America East Championship history, loses to Hartford for the first time in the five games he has faced the Hawks in the tournament.




CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Friday that junior guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) and freshmen guards Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) and Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.), all members of the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team, were honored at the conference’s annual awards banquet.


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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will take on the University of Hartford in the quarterfinal round of the America East tournament on Saturday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at the Events Center on the campus of Binghamton University in Vestal, N.Y. The Wildcats and Hawks hook up for the 49th time, including the fourth time in the America East tournament. Hartford leads the all-time series, 31-17, and has a 2-1 advantage in the three tournament games. The last 10 meetings have been pretty even, with each team winning five games. Each team has also played well on their home court. The Wildcats have won four straight against the Hawks at Lundholm Gymnasium, while the Hawks have won six straight over the ‘Cats at Chase Arena. Hartford has not won in Durham since an 85-58 win Jan. 28, 2004, and UNH has not won at Hartford since an 80-78 triumph Jan. 12, 2002. All three games that the two teams have played at neutral sites were tournament games, with the Wildcats winning the most recent matchup, a 66-62 victory in the quarterfinal round March 4, 2006 that put the ‘Cats into the semifinals for the first time since 1995 and just the fifth time overall. The two teams split the regular-season series this year, as they have done for the past four seasons.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Monday that senior forward Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team, was named America East Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending March 2.
    Christensen picks up his first Player of the Week award on the final week of his regular-season career. On top of it being Christensen’s first Player of the Week award during his time at UNH, it is also the first time a UNH player has received the accolade since Jermaine Anderson shared the award Jan. 21, 2007. Prior to that, Blagoj Janev (twice), Ronnie Davis and Ben Sturgill (twice) all shared the award on five separate weeks over the course of three seasons, making this the first outright Player of the Week award for the program since Marcus Bullock took home the honor Feb. 17, 2002.


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– Senior Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) scored 24 points and junior guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) added 19 to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to Thursday night’s 68-65 win over the University of Vermont in the team’s regular season finale on Senior Day in front of a season-high 1,853 fans at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The win, which snaps an eight-game losing streak against Vermont, closes out the Wildcats’ regular season record at 9-19, including 6-10 in America East. The Catamounts drop to 14-14 overall and 8-7 in the conference. The win marks the first for the Wildcats against Vermont since a 78-57 victory Feb. 21, 2004 at Lundholm.


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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will play host to the University of Vermont on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium, as UNH celebrates Senior Day. The Wildcats and Catamounts meet for the 125th time ever, with Vermont leading the all-time series, 78-46. Vermont has won the last eight meetings between the two teams, including three straight at Lundholm. The last UNH win was a 78-57 victory Feb. 21, 2004 at Lundholm. In the most recent meeting, freshman guard Alvin Abreu scored 18 points and senior forward Mike Christensen added 17 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, but the Wildcats’ comeback fell just short as the Catamounts grabbed a 64-61 win Jan. 12 at Patrick Gymnasium.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Monday that freshman guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team, was named America East Men’s Basketball Co-Rookie of the Week for the week ending Feb. 24. This marks the third time Abreu has garnered the award this season.
    Abreu, who averaged 18.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists this week, started his week by nearly posting a triple-double in a 74-67 win against Stony Brook University on Feb. 23. Abreu netted 18 points, tied his career high with eight rebounds and set a career high with nine assists, before tallying 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting and adding two rebounds and an assist in 45 minutes of a 71-68 overtime loss to UMBC on Feb. 23.


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BALTIMORE
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– Junior guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) matched his career high with 22 points and freshman guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) added 18, but the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team dropped a 71-68 overtime heart-breaker to the conference’s top team, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, on Saturday night in front of a record crowd at RAC Arena.
     The Wildcats fall to 8-19, including 5-10 in America East, while the Retrievers go to 20-7 overall and 12-2 in the conference, and clinch the America East regular season title.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will meet UMBC on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at RAC Arena. The Wildcats and Retrievers meet for just the 11th time in their conference rivarly, with UNH leading the all-time series, 6-4, despite the fact that UMBC has won the last three meetings. The ‘Cats have won three of the last four meetings at RAC Arena. In the most recent meeting Jan. 6, 2008, junior Tyrece Gibbs led four scorers in double digits, including two with at least 20 points, but theWildcats fell, 86-73, to UMBC to close out its five-game home stand at Lundholm Gymnasium.


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– Senior forward Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) recorded his second double-double of the season with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and freshman guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) nearly posted a triple-double to propel the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to Wednesday night’s 74-67 America East victory against Stony Brook University at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    UNH completed the season sweep of the Seawolves – the Wildcats were 68-60 victors Jan. 30 – to improve to 8-18, including 5-9 in America East. SBU is now 5-21 overall and 2-12 in the conference.


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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will meet Stony Brook University for 15th time Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium. UNH, which leads the all-time series, 9-5, will look to extend its four-game winning streak over Stony Brook at Lundholm. The Seawolves have not won there since a 77-71 victory on Feb. 2, 2003. In the most recent meeting between the two clubs, senior forward Mike Christensen scored 25 points on 8-of-11 shooting to lead the Wildcats to a 68-60 victory Jan. 30 at Stony Brook Arena.


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WEST HARTFORD
, Conn.Eric Gilchrese (Springfield, Ill.) posted a career-high 26 points, but it was not enough as the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team was downed by the University of Hartford, 82-63, Sunday afternoon at Chase Arena.
      With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 7-18, including 4-9 in America East, while the Hawks go to 15-13 overall and 9-4 in the conference.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will square off with the University of Hartford on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at Chase Gymnasium. The Wildcats and Hawks hook up for the 45th meeting between the two clubs, with Hartford leading the all-time series, 27-17. Despite winning five of the last seven meetings, the Wildcats have lost five straight at Chase Gymnasium, with their last win coming there in an 80-78 victory on Jan. 12, 2002. In the most recent meeting Jan. 27, captains Tyrece Gibbs and Mike Christensen combined for 40 points to lead the Wildcats past the Hawks, 74-59, on Alumni Day at Lundholm Gymnasium.


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VESTAL, N.Y. – Freshman guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) netted a game-high 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting, including 5-of-10 from behind the arc, and senior forward Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) reached the 1,000-point plateau for his career, but the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team dropped a heartbreaker to Binghamton University, 56-54, Thursday night at the Events Center.
     With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 7-17, including 4-8 in America East, while the Bearcats improve to 11-14 overall and 7-6 in the conference.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will square off with Binghamton University on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Events Center. It is the 14th meeting in their short conference rivalry, with Binghamton holding a 9-4 advantage in the all-time series. Although Binghamton has a 6-1 record all-time at Lundholm Gymnasium, it is just 3-3 when playing host to UNH on its home floor. Despite the return of forward Rony Tchatchoua and his career-high 17 points off the bench in the most recent meeting between the two teams, the Wildcats fell to Binghamton, 67-58, on Jan. 24 at Lundholm.  


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– Junior guards Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) and Eric Gilchrese (Springfield, Ill.) scored 20 and 16 points, respectively, but the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team dropped a 75-72 overtime thriller to the University of Maine on Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The Wildcats fall to 7-16, including 4-7 in America East, while the Black Bears improve to 7-16 overall and 3-7 in the conference.


DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will look to snap a four-game losing streak versus the University of Maine at Lundholm Gymnasium when the two teams meet for the 169th time Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. The ‘Cats have never played an opponent more times than they have wrestled with the Black Bears, who lead the all-time series  107-61. UNH won the most recent meeting Jan. 19 at Maine when junior guards Eric Gilchrese and Tyrece Gibbs combined for 39 points in an 81-75 victory at Alfond Arena.


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ALBANY
, N.Y.
– Freshman guard Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) and junior guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, but it was not enough as the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team fell to the University at Albany, 80-59, Wednesday at SEFCU Arena.
      The Wildcats fall to 7-15, including 4-6 in America East, while the Great Danes improve to 11-11 overall and 6-4 in the conference.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will travel to New York to take on the University at Albany on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. The Wildcats and Great Danes square off for just the 17th time ever, with Albany leading the all-time series, 10-6. In their most recent meeting,  however, junior guard Tyrece Gibbs led four scorers in double digits as the Wildcats stunned the two-time defending America East champion Great Danes, 75-66, Jan. 3, 2008 at Lundholm Gymnasium in its conference opener.


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– Captains Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) and Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) scored 16 and 14 points, respectively, as the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team fell to Boston University, 67-52, Saturday at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The loss halts the Wildcats’ two-game winning streak and drops their record to 7-14, including 4-5 in America East. The Terriers improve to 7-14 overall and 4-5 in the conference.


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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team play host to Boston University in a game that can be seen live on NESN on Saturday, Feb. 2. The Wildcats and Terriers meet for the 117th time ever, with BU leading the all-time series, 82-35. In their most recent meeting, freshman guard Alvin Abreu junior guard Tyrece Gibbs combined for 39 points, but the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team fell to Boston University, 82-72, Jan. 9, 2008 at Case Gymnasium.


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STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Senior forward Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) scored 25 points on 8-of-11 shooting to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to a 68-60 victory Wednesday night at Stony Brook Arena.
     With their second consecutive win, the Wildcats improve to 7-13, including 4-4 in America East, while the Seawolves fall to 4-16 overall and 1-7 in the conference.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will travel to play Stony Brook University on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Wildcats and Seawolves meet for the 14th time in this relatively new rivalry, with UNH leading the all-time series, 8-5. The Wildcats are 3-3 when they hit the road to play Stony Brook, including last season’s 67-49 loss on Feb. 18, 2007 at Stony Brook Arena.


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– Captains Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) and Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) recorded 22 and 18 points, respectively, to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team past the University of Hartford, 74-59, Sunday afternoon on Alumni Day at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The Wildcats, who have won two of their last three games, improve to 6-13, including 3-4 in America East, while the Hawks drop to 10-12 overall and 4-3 in the conference.


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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will play host to the University of Hartford on Alumni Day at Lundholm Gymnasium on Jan. 27. The Wildcats and Hawks have faced off 43 times, with Hartford leading the all-times series, 27-16. The Wildcats have not lost to the Hawks at Lundholm Gymnasium since Jan. 28, 2004, a span of three meetings. In the most recent meeting Feb. 8, 2007, the Wildcats received a career-high 15 points from freshman forward Radar Onguetou, but fell to Hartford, 62-46, at Chase Arena.


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– Despite the return of forward Rony Tchatchoua (Douala, Cameroon) and his career-high 17 points off the bench, the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team fell to Binghamton University, 67-58, Thursday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 5-13, including 2-4 in America East, while the Bearcats go to 9-10 overall and 5-2 in the conference.


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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will renew its young rivalry with Binghamton University, welcoming the Bearcats into Lundholm Gymnasium on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. The two teams have hooked up just 12 times, with Binghamton leading the all-times series, 8-4. The Bearcats, who have only lost one time in six tries at Lundholm, have won four of the last five meetings, including the most recent when they knocked off the Wildcats, 66-37, on Feb. 20, 2007 at Lundholm.


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ORONO, Maine – Junior guards Eric Gilchrese (Springfield, Ill.) and Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) scored 20 and 19 points, respectively, to lead four scorers in double digits, as the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team downed the University of Maine, 81-75, Saturday at Alfond Arena.
     The win snaps the Wildcats’ three-game losing skid and improves their record to 5-12, including 2-3 in America East. The Black Bears fall to 5-12 overall and 1-3 in the conference.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will travel to Orono to take on the University of Maine at Alfond Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19 at noon. The Wildcats have never played an opponent more times than they have wrestled with the Black Bears. The two teams meet for the 168th time, with Maine leading the all-time series, 107-60, including the most recent meeting Feb. 3, 2007 that the Black Bears won, 65-56 at Lundholm Gymnasium.



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DURHAM, N.H. – Junior guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) scored 21 points and tallied seven rebounds, but the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team fell in overtime, 65-60, to intrastate rival Dartmouth College on Tuesday night in its non-conference finale at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The Wildcats’ record drops to 4-12 overall, while the Big Green improve to 7-8.


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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will renew its intrastate rivalry with Dartmouth College when the two square off at Lundholm Gymnasium on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. This will mark the 56th meeting between the two teams, with Dartmouth leading the all-time series, 30-25. The Wildcats, however, have won two straight over the Big Green, including last year’s 65-61 victory when senior co-captain Jermaine Anderson notched a game-high 21 points and six assists at Leede Arena on Jan. 16, 2007


    DURHAM, N.H.-- The University of New Hampshire men's basketball game vs. Dartmouth, originally scheduled to be played at 7 p.m.  tonight in Lundholm Gym, has been postponed due to the snow storm.
    The game will now be played on Tuesday (Jan. 15) at 7 p.m. in Lundholm Gym.


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BURLINGTON, Vt. – Freshman guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) scored 18 points and senior forward Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) added 17 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, but the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team’s comeback fell just short as the University of Vermont grabbed a 64-61 win Saturday afternoon at Patrick Gymnasium.
     The Wildcats’ third consecutive loss drops them to 4-11, including 1-3 in America East, while the Catamounts go to 7-9 overall and 2-2 in the conference.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will square off with the University of Vermont for the 124th time when the two teams battle on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. at Patrick Gymnasium. The Catamounts lead the all-time series, 77-46, and have recorded seven straight victories over the Wildcats. The ‘Cats have not recorded a victory at Vermont since an 84-75 win on Jan. 8, 2000. In their most recent meeting, senior co-captains Blagoj Janev and Jermaine Anderson combined for 40 points and sophomore guard Tyrece Gibbs tallied 18 points, but the Wildcats came up just short in two overtimes versus the Catamounts, 82-79, on Jan. 31, 2007 at Patrick Gymnasium.


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BOSTON – Despite 20 points from freshman guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) and 19 from junior guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.), the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team fell to Boston University, 82-72, Wednesday night at Case Gymnasium.
     The loss drops the Wildcats to 4-10, including 1-2 in America East, while the Terriers improve to 4-10 overall and 1-1 in the conference.




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— The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will meet Boston University for the 116th time when the two teams battle on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at Case Gymnasium in Boston. The Terriers lead the all-time series, 81-35. In their most recent meeting, senior co-captain Jermaine Anderson shot a perfect 12-of-12 from the foul line en route to a game-high 22 points as the University of New Hampshire Wildcats defeated the Boston University Terriers, 60-55, in America East men’s basketball action at Lundholm Gymnasium on Feb. 21, 2007.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Monday that freshman guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team, has been named America East Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for the week ending Jan. 6. This is the second time Abreu has garnered the honor this season.
    Abreu averaged 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists over the course of two games during the week.


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DURHAM, N.H. – Junior guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) led four scorers in double digits, including two with at least 20 points, but the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team fell, 86-73, to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County on Sunday afternoon to close out its five-game home stand at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The loss puts the Wildcats' record at 4-9, including 1-1 in America East play, while the win moves the Retrievers to 10-5 overall and 2-0 in the conference.


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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will add to its conference rivalry with UMBC on Saturday, Jan. 6 at noon when the two teams square off at Lundholm Gymnasium. This will be the 10th meeting between the two clubs, with UNH leading the all-time series, 6-3. In their most recent meeting, senior co-captains Blagoj Janev and Jermaine Anderson combined for 47 points on Senior Day, to lead the Wildcats past UMBC, 64-51, Feb. 25, 2007 at Lundholm Gymnasium.


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– Junior guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) led four scorers in double digits as the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team stunned two-time defending America East champion University at Albany, 75-66, Thursday night at Lundholm Gymnasium in its conference opener.
    The win, which snaps the Wildcats’ seven-game losing skid and improves their record to 4-8, including 1-0 in the conference, is the ‘Cats first in a conference opener since they downed Vermont, 75-68, on Dec. 3, 1997. The Great Danes fall to 5-8 overall and 0-1 in America East.


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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will kick off conference play when it plays host to two-time defending America East champion University at Albany on Thursday, Jan. 3. The two schools will be meeting for the 16th time, with Albany holding a 10-5 edge in the all-time series. In the most recent meeting March 3, 2007, the Great Danes ended the Wildcats’ season with a 64-47 win in the quarterfinal round of the America East tournament at Agganis Arena in Boston. The ‘Cats lost to the defending champs despite having three scorers in double digits.


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DURHAM, N.H. – Guards Eric Gilchrese (Springfield, Ill.) and Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) scored 14 and 13 points, respectively, but it was not enough as the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team dropped its seventh consecutive game, 49-46, to Colgate University on Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The Wildcats fall to 3-8, while the Raiders improve to 7-5.



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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will hook up with Colgate University for the 27th time, with the Wildcats holding a 16-10 advantage in the all-time series. In their most recent meeting Nov. 26, 2005 at Cotterell Court, the Wildcats posted three scorers in double-digits to defeat Colgate, 60-52, to record their first win of the season, and Coach Herrion’s first win as head coach of the Wildcats.     


    DURHAM, N.H.– The University of New Hampshire announced today that Learfield Sports has become its first-ever, exclusive athletics multimedia partner, effective with the 2008-09 academic year. 
    The 10-year agreement calls for Learfield Sports to establish a locally based entity, known as “Wildcat Sports Properties” (WSP), to manage and sell UNH Athletics’ multimedia rights that include all signage at the Whittemore Center, Cowell Stadium and Lundholm Gym.  In addition to its athletic venues, Learfield Sports will oversee UNH Athletics’ radio rights, corporate hospitality, print sponsorships, event marketing, certain television rights and official athletic Web site advertising for unhwildcats.com


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DURHAM, N.H. – Junior guards Eric Gilchrese (Springfield, Ill.) and Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) led four scorers in double digits, but the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team dropped a tough outing to Iona College, 87-81, Saturday at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The Wildcats’ sixth straight loss drops their record to 3-7, while the Gaels’ third win in four games improves their record to 3-7.


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— The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will meet Iona College for just the second time ever Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. when the Wildcats welcome the Gaels into Lundholm Gymnasium. In the first meeting, the Wildcats posted four scorers in double-digits en route to defeating the defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) champions, 67-52, at the Hynes Athletic Center on Dec. 22, 2006.


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– Even a career night from freshman guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) could not stop the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team from dropping its fifth consecutive game. The Wildcats dropped an 84-78 decision to Long Island University on Monday at Lundholm Gymnasium despite four players scoring in double figures.
    The loss drops the Wildcats to 3-6, while the win improves the Blackbirds’ record to 6-3.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The America East conference announced Monday that freshman guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.), of the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team, was named America East Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for the week ending Dec. 9.
    Abreu averaged 12.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game over the last week in losses against Northeastern University at home (62-57) and Brown University on the road (68-52).  Abreu scored 10 points and added five rebounds against the Huskies, and matched his career high by netting 14 points versus the Bears.


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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will match up with Long Island University for just the second time ever Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. when the Blackbirds fly into Durham. In the first meeting, the Blackbirds came into Durham and spoiled the ‘Cats home opener by posting a 59-56 victory over the Wildcats on Dec. 3, 2005.


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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Freshman Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.), senior Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) and junior Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) all scored in double digits, but it was not enough, as the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team fell to Brown University, 68-52, Thursday night at the Pizzitola Sports Center.
     The fourth Wildcat loss in a row drops the ‘Cats to 3-5, while the Bears improve to 5-3.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will square off with Brown University on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at Pizzitola Sports Center. The two teams are meeting 40th time, with the Wildcats holding a slim 20-19 edge in the all-time series. The Bears, however, have won three straight games over the Wildcats, dating back to Nov. 14, 1998 when UNH recorded its last victory over Brown on opening day. The two teams have not met since the 2004-05 season.


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DURHAM, N.H. – Despite freshman forward Dane DiLiegro (Lexington, Mass.) recording the first double-double of his career, and senior forward Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) scoring 17 points, the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought battle with Northeastern University, 62-57, Monday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The loss, their third straight, drops the Wildcats’ record to 3-4, while Northeastern improves its record to 3-4.


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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will host Northeastern University on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. The Wildcats and Huskies will meet for the 118th time, with Northeastern leading the all-time series, 82-35. The Huskies have won eight straight games over the Wildcats, dating back to Feb. 5, 2002 when UNH recorded its last victory over NU. The most recent meeting between the two teams came last season.
    Northeastern guards Adrian Martinez and Bobby Kelly combined for 29 points to lead the Huskies past the Wildcats, 51-41, Dec. 18, 2006 at Solomon Court.



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KINGSTON, R.I. – Freshman guard Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) scored a career-high 22 points, and senior forward Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) and junior guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) both scored in double figures, but it was not enough to overcome the hot shooting of the University of Rhode Island and its five double-digit scorers, as the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team fell, 87-76, Saturday afternoon at the Ryan Center.
     The loss evens UNH’s record at 3-3, while the Rams improve to 8-1.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will travel to Rhode Island Dec. 3 to take on the Rams at the Ryan Center at 1 p.m. The two teams are meeting for the 104th time, with URI holding an 86-17 advantage. The Rams have won five straight games over the Wildcats, dating back to Dec. 6, 1983 when UNH recorded its last victory over URI. Despite the numerous meetings, the teams have not faced off in three seasons.



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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior forward Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) scored a game-high 18 points, and junior guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) added 16 points and seven rebounds, but the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team was handed a 72-67 loss by Harvard University on Nov. 28 at Lavietes Pavilion.
     The loss snaps the Wildcats’ three-game winning streak and puts their record at 3-2, while the Crimson improve to 3-4.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will meet Harvard University for the 34th time in history Nov. 28 when they meet at Lavietes Pavilion at 7 p.m. Harvard, which has put together a two-game winning streak against the Wildcats, leads the series, 19-14, including last season’s overtime win in Durham.
     Senior co-captain Jermaine Anderson posted a game-high 28 points with nine assists and sophomore guard Tyrece Gibbs registered his first career double-double, but it wasn’t enough as the ‘Cats fell to Harvard, 83-81, in an overtime thriller played at Lundholm Gymnasium on Nov. 29, 2006.


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DURHAM, N.H. – Junior guard Eric Gilchrese (Springfield, Ill.) scored 20 points, and senior forward Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) added 17 to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to Sunday afternoon’s 77-70 win over Quinnipiac University at Lundholm Gymnasium.
     The win moves the Wildcats’ record to 3-1, while the loss drops the Bobcats to 1-3.
     After an Evan Baker 3-pointer with 20 seconds remaining in the game cut the Wildcat lead to 74-70, Christensen’s outlet pass led to a dunk that sealed the game on the other end by freshman forward Dane DiLiegro (Lexington, Mass.). DiLiegro was fouled in the act, and converted the three-point play when he drained his free throw.


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DURHAM, N.H. — On Sunday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m., the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will welcome in Quinnipiac University to Lundholm Gymnasium for the first time ever. With the two teams meeting just twice before, the series is tied 1-1. The first time the two teams matched up, Nov. 19, 2005, Quinnipiac downed UNH, 64-62, at the Tyler Ugolyn Columbia Classic. Most recently, the Wildcats avenged that loss with a 64-59 win on the road Nov. 26, 2006.
     Senior co-captain Blagoj Janev delivered a game-high 23 points to lead the Wildcats over Quinnipiac in that game at Burt Kahn Court.
    With the victory, head coach Bill Herrion reached 250 career wins in his 16th season as a head coach.


NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Senior forward Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) scored 23 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers, and added seven rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to a 78-70 victory over Central Connecticut State University on Saturday night at Detrick Gymnasium.
     The win raises the Wildcats’ record to 2-1, while the Blue Devils fall to 0-3.




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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will head south to take on the Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. The Wildcats have just one victory in six games versus the Blue Devils all-time, and have lost five in a row since that victory. The most recent defeat was last season’s 73-66 loss on Nov. 18.
   


DURHAM, N.H. – Junior guard Eric Gilchrese (Springfield, Ill.) and freshman guard Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) combined for 42 points Wednesday night, to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to a 95-46 victory over Suffolk University at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The win, the Wildcats’ first of the season, evens their record at 1-1. The 95 points are the most the ‘Cats have scored in a game since Dec. 6. 2001, when they defeated New England College, 96-51, at Lundholm. The 49-point margin of victory is also the largest for UNH, dating back to the 1941-42 season – and possibly ever. Records prior to that season are incomplete.


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— The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team will play its home opener Wednesday, Nov. 14 when it plays host to Suffolk University. Game time at Lunholm Gymnasium is 7 p.m. The Wildcats  and Rams are meeting for just the second time ever. The first time these teams met Nov. 21, 2004, the ‘Cats came away with an 89-55 win.
      Four players scored in double figures as theWildcats used their size and quickness advantage to defeat the Rams at Lundholm Gymnasium.
     In a game in which no Wildcat played more than 27 minutes, Blagoj Janev led the team with 17 points, hitting 7-of-10 shots from the field including all three 3-pointers he attempted. Janev also grabbed seven rebounds in 22 minutes of action.
     Freshman Mike Christensen established himself as a major contributor, notching his first career double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. He also contributed four assists, two steals, and a blocked shot.
     The Rams shot only 31 percent from the field, committed 26 turnovers, and were out-rebounded by the Wildcats, 57-38.


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team announced Wednesday that Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) has signed a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period, and will attend UNH and play for the program beginning in the 2008-09 academic year.
     Benson, a 6-foot-8-inch senior forward from Greece-Athena High School in Rochester, N.Y., was a 2007 All-Greater Rochester all-star selection after averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Section V Class AA champions.


CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team fell to Boston College, 67-57, in the season opener at Conte Forum on Saturday, Nov. 10. Senior guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) tallied 17 points in the first half alone en route to a team-high 22-point effort.
    Freshman center Dane DiLiegro (Lexington, Mass.) pulled down 11 boards to lead the Wildcats in addition to seven points.
    The Wildcats, who trailed by as many as 15 (20-5) with 11:34 to go in the first half, stopped the Eagles momentum, holding them scoreless for over five minutes. With 7:35 remaining, Gibbs and freshman guard Eric Gilchrese (Springfield, Ill.) combined for 12 points to lead the Wildcats on a 12-0 run. The Wildcats took the lead during the run on a Gilchrese 3-pointer with 2:37 remaining. New Hampshire, who lost to the Eagles by 40 points just last season, took a two point lead into the locker room at halftime.



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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire men's basketball team opens its season Saturday, Nov. 10, when it travels to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to take on the Boston College Eagles at 4 p.m. The game can be seen live on NESN. Boston College leads the all-time series with UNH, 21-6, including last year’s 86-47 win over the ‘Cats at Conte Forum on Nov. 10. The Eagles, who were ranked 15th in the country at the time, were led by senior forward Jared Dudley and freshman forward Shamari Spears, who combined for 42 points.
    Sophomore guard Tyrece Gibbs notched a team-high 11 points with three steals for the Wildcats, and delivered two key 3-pointers early in the contest to put the ‘Cats up 11-8. The Eagles, however, stormed back into the game with a 14-0 run as they finished the half shooting 13-of-27 (48.1%). Freshman guard Dan McGeary tallied six first half points en route to scoring a career-high eight points for the game as the Wildcats shot 9-of-29 from the field (31%) in the first half, entering halftime down 42-24.
    Senior co-captain Blagoj Janev posted eight points along with five rebounds, while junior forward Mike Christensen registered eight points and four rebounds. Freshman forward Seth Price notched four points and five rebounds in his collegiate debut.


DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) led a balanced attack to help the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team get by Merrimack College, 87-75, in an exhibition tune up Thursday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.
     Gibbs, the America East Player of the Game, led all scorers with 22 points, and chipped in with six rebounds and six assists. Darin Mency led all Merrimack scorers with 20 points.


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s and women’s basketball teams will each play an exhibition game prior to the start of the regular season.
     The men’s team will host an exhibition game with Merrimack College on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium.
     The women’s team will host an exhibition game with New Brunswick University on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium.


DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team has announced that senior Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.), junior Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) and sophomore Radar Onguetou (Cameroon) have been named captains for the upcoming season.
     Christensen was limited to 15 games last season due to a broken foot, but led the team with 5.7 rebounds per game and was third in scoring with 13.1 ppg. The 6-foot-8-inch forward scored a career-high 28 points and knocked down a career-high four 3-pointers in UNH’s 73-68 win at the University of Maine on Jan. 6. Christensen also Played 40 minutes and poured in 22 points in an overtime loss to Franklin Pierce College on Nov. 13. Christensen was selected to the America East All-Rookie Team in 2005.


DURHAM, N.H. – Former University of New Hampshire men’s basketball head coach Gerry Friel (64) passed away Monday evening after a long and courageous battle with illness. 

Friel spent 20 years (1969-89) as the head coach for the men’s basketball program. After his final season in coaching, Friel served as the Director of University Athletic Relations before taking on a new role as the Director of Athletic Fundraising. He also served as Associate Vice President of the UNH Foundation.

Friel will mostly be remembered as a stalwart on the sidelines of Lundholm Gymnasium for the better part of three decades in guiding the Wildcats on and off the court.


DURHAM, N.H.  – The University of New Hampshire athletic department has announced a partnership with Pack Network to provide online video streaming of UNH’s seven ticketed sports for the upcoming 2007-2008 season with UNHwildcats.TV.
     Wildcat fans are encouraged to buy the “Wildcat All-Access Pass” which is an annual subscription for $79.95 that provides not only all the live coverage of UNH home athletic events, but also premium content not available to view without the All-Access Pass. Fans can also purchase home events on a per game basis of $6.95.





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