Sunday, January 4, 2009

Around the League: 1.04.09

Sunday's game:

New Hampshire 58, Santa Clara 54
The Wildcats score a big victory in their final game before they begin conference play Wednesday against Hartford, ending a four-game losing streak and getting an impressive win for America East over a West Coast Conference team. Alvin Abreu was unconscious as he connected on 7-of-7 from beyond the 3-point line, as well as 8-of-14 overall and 5-of-6 from the line for 28 points. Marc Trasolini led the Broncos with 24 points (7-of-8 from the field and 10-of-12 from the charity stripe) and 10 rebounds but it wasn't enough as the Wildcats held on at the end thanks to a pair of free throws by Abreu. UNH led for roughly the entire second half, but never by more than eight.

Monday's games:
Stony Brook (8-5) vs. Binghamton (8-4), 7:00 p.m.
What once could have been a very uninteresting matchup has now become a marquee one. The Seawolves, winners of their last three and seven of their last nine face off against an equally hot Binghamton squad that's won its last four and also seven of its last nine. Both teams were victorious in their conference openers against Maryland-Baltimore County and Maine, respectively.

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