ABREU GARNERS WEEKLY CONFERENCE HONOR FOR MEN'S HOOP

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Sophomore guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.), of the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team, was named America East Co-Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 4 the conference announced Monday afternoon.

Alvin Abreu

Abreu propelled UNH to a 58-54 victory at home against West Coast Conference-power Santa Clara on Jan. 4 with a career-high 28 points on 8 of 14 shooting from the field and 5 of 6 shooting from the stripe. Abreu knocked down a career-high seven shots from behind the arc, a place he was perfect from on the day en route to setting a school record for most 3-pointers made in a game without a miss. Abreu was also clutch when the Wildcats needed him most. After trailing 23-22 at the half, the Wildcats came out of the locker on a 13-4 run, highlighted by a trio of 3-pointers from Abreu, that pushed UNH’s lead – its largest of the game – to 35-27 with 16:29 remaining.

The award is the first for Abreu, who was a three-time America East Rookie of the Week last season, as well as an All-Rookie Team member.

Abreu leads the team and is eighth in the conference in scoring at 13.3 points per game.

Abreu and the 'Cats return to action Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. when they kick off conference play by playing host to the University of Hartford at Lundholm Gymnasium.

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