UAlbany Looks To Pick Itself Up Against New Hampshire On Thursday

UAlbany Sports Information   02-09-2012
UAlbany Athletics

 UAlbany (15-10, 7-4 AE)

at New Hampshire (8-14, 3-8AE)


 Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m. (ET)


 Durham, N.H. | Lundholm Gym 


 Ticket Info


 FOX Sports 980




Live Stats


Game Notes

 New Hampshire notes | UAlbany notes

Albany, N.Y.- UAlbany (15-11, 7-5 AE) will have its biggest test of the season, going on the road in one trip and playing two teams during that road trip. First off is New Hampshire (8-14, 3-8 AE) in the Lundholm Gym. The Great Danes won the first game of the home-and-away series in SEFCU Arena, 86-63. Thursday's game can be heard on Fox Sports 980 WOFX-AM in Albany. Zach Bye will handle the play-by-play.

• UAlbany is in fourth place in the America East Conference standings at 7-5. In third place with a two game lead in front of the Great Danes are the Terriers of Boston U. 9-3, followed by a three game lead in second place are the Catamounts of Vermont at 10-2 and finally a four game lead in first place are the Seawolves of Stony Brook at 11-1. UAlbany will look to climb up in the standings for either the two or the three seed in the America East Tournament with the upcoming three-day roadtrip against New Hampshire and Maine starting on Thursday.

Scouting New Hampshire
•New Hampshire is currently struggling, having lost its last five of its past seven games and most recently fell at home to Stony Brook, 57-48, on Monday, Feb. 6. The Wildcats have found their success at home with a .500 record at 6-6, while dropping eight of its 10 games on the road this season.
•The Wildcats offense is averaging 61.4 points per game while keeping its opponent to 63.7 points per game which is a -2.4 scoring margin. New Hampshire has been most successful this season by defending the three-pointer by holding the opponent to 31.7 percent from behind the arc, which is tops in the conference. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wildcats are tied for the most made three's in the conference at 7.3 and shooting 34.2 percent from three-point land.

Series History
• UAlbany leads New Hampshire in the all-time series 13-11. The Great Danes took the first game at home in convincing fashion, 86-63. 10 different UAlbany players figured in the box score with at least one point as Logan Aronhalt led the charge with 21 points.
• Having won at home earlier this season, UAlbany was able to temporarily stop the bleeding against New Hampshire as the Wildcats have recently won the previous six of the last eight meetings before this season.

New Hampshire Players To Watch
• New Hampshire has three players averaging in double-digit points this season .
• Alvin Abreu is the Wildcats leading scorer this season with 13.4 points per game, shooting 40.4 percent from the field.
• Brian Benson, UNH's 6-foot-9 senior forward, is averaging 7.0 points per game and grabbing 8.5 rebounds a game, which is a conference best.

Last Time Out
• The Great Danes fell for the second time this season at home against Boston U., 71-68, on Monday, Feb. 6
• Gerardo Suero scored his third consecutive 20-plus point game with 28.
• Suero's eight made free throws gave him the most made free throws (179) and most attempted (215) all-time at UAlbany
• Blake Metcalf was one rebound away from his third career double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.




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