Men's Basketball Looks to Stay Undefeated At Home Against New Hampshire

UAlbany Sports Information   01-10-2012
UAlbany Athletics

 UAlbany (10-7, 2-1 AE)

vs. New Hampshire (5-8, 0-2 AE)


 Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7:00 p.m. (ET)


 Albany N.Y. |  SEFCU Arena 


 Ticket Info


 FOX Sports 980


Live Stats


Game Notes

 New Hampshire notes | UAlbany notes

Albany, N.Y.- UAlbany (10-7, 2-1 AE) welcomes New Hampshire (5-8, 0-2 AE) at SEFCU Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7 pm. The Wildcats took the most recent game in Overtime on Feb. 2, 2011, 62-59. Wednesday's game will be televised on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel 3 or 1803 in High Definition. Rodger Wyland will handle the play-by-play and will be assisted by John Quattrocchi with color analysis. You can also hear the game on Fox Sports 980 on WOFX-AM in Albany. Zach Bye will handle the play-by-play.

• UAlbany has begun conference play with a bang averaging 81.6 points in the first three games. The Great Danes can attribute their success with their explosive front court of Gerardo Suero, Mike Black, and Logan Aronhalt. The trio has contributed 72.3 percent of the team's points in the last two games, Suero (24.7 ppg), Black (18.5 ppg), Aronhalt (19.5 ppg) .

Scouting New Hampshire
• New Hampshire started out the non-conference just a game under .500 at 5-6. Since then the Wildcats dropped their first two conference games to UMBC, 82-76, and Hartford, 56-49. New Hampshire is 1-5 on the road with its only win coming against Brown,69-56, on Wed. Dec. 7, 2011
• The Wildcats' offense is averaging 63.1 points per game while holding the opponents to 63.5 points on defense. New Hampshire's Brian Benson is a force inside the paint and around the glass boasting a conference-best 9.6 rebounds a game while scoring 7.4 points a game.

All-Time Series
• UAlbany leads the all-time series against New Hampshire, 12-11. The Wildcats have won the previous six of the last seven games.
• In the Feb. 2, 2011 overtime game New Hampshire led at the half, 29-27. Brian Benson and Scott Morris combined for 12 of the 29 Wildcat points while Tim Ambrose led the Great danes with 11. UNH would get its lead up as high as nine points in the second half but UAlbany would be able to tie the game at 49 with a 1:01 left in the game to put it into overtime. The Wildcats would grab the early lead in the overtime and wouldn't let it go. Luke Devlin finished the game with a double-double of 10 points and 14 rebounds.

New Hampshire Players to Watch
• The Wildcats have two players that are averaging double-digit points on the season.
• Alvin Abreu is UNH's team leader in scoring with 13.2 ppg, shooting an impressive 40.0 percent from the floor (64-160)
• Abreu is also the Wildcats' most accurate shooter from behind the arc with a 33.3 shooting percentage (19-57 3FG).
• Brian Benson, the Wildcats' 6-foot-9 senior forward, is averaging 7.4 points per game and grabbing 9.6 boards a game.

Last Time Out
• The Great Danes dropped their first conference game on the road to Stony Brook, 81-68.
• Gerardo Suero led all scorers with 28 points, which was his ninth consecutive 20-plus point game
• John Puk had his most playing time against the Seawolves playing 22 minutes while scoring four points and grabbing five rebounds.





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