October 26, 2012

Men’s Basketball to Play Blue/White Game Wednesday

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men's basketball program will host its Blue/White inter-squad scrimmage on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. in Lundholm Gymnasium. The game will be free to the public and will give Wildcat fans the first chance to see the 2012-13 team in action.

New Hampshire was selected to finish sixth in the 2012-13 America East Preseason Coaches' Poll and returns nine letterwinners from the 2011-12 team, including three starters. UNH tied for fifth in the conference standings last season, which was the program's best finish since 2009, and reached double-digit victories for the fourth-straight season.

The 'Cats also ranked in the 80th percentile nationally in scoring defense, holding opponents to just 68.2 points per game, which ranked third in the conference. Senior Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.), the team's top returning scorer (11.2 ppg) earned America East All-Defensive honors for the second straight year. Senior Patrick Konan (Gainesville, Fla.) was UNH's third leading scorer last season (9.7 ppg) and second-best rebounder (5.8 rpg).

The Wildcats officially kick off the season Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. when they play host to Suffolk University at Lundholm Gymnasium.

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