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UNH men’s basketball edges Albany on Leissner’s three-point play

Friday, February 12, 2016

Tanner Leissner’s three-point play gave New Hampshire the lead with 15.4 seconds left and the Wildcats held on Thursday night to beat Albany, 69-68. Evan Singletary pulled up for a contested 3-point attempt that missed long as time expired for Albany (20-7, 9-3 America East). Leissner finished with 20 points, his third game in a row scoring at least 20 …

Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NBA Bulls guard Butler out 3-4 weeks with knee sprain CHICAGO – Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a strained …

UNH hockey loses seventh straight, falls to No. 4 Providence

Saturday, January 30, 2016

A Tyler Kelleher goal brought the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team within a goal late, but the Wildcats were unable to find the equalizer before losing to No. 4 Providence, 3-1, on Friday. Trevor Mingoia and Mark Jankowski scored in the second and third periods, respectively, …

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas picked for All-Star team by coaches

Friday, January 29, 2016

NEW YORK – Draymond Green and Klay Thompson were picked Thursday for the Western Conference team, giving the NBA champion Golden State Warriors three All-Stars for the first time in 40 years. Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins, Houston’s James Harden, San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge, the Clippers’ Chris Paul and New …

O’Day’s sharp shooting leads Vermont basketball past New Hampshire

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ethan O’Day scored 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the field and Vermont won its third straight game by beating New Hampshire, 66-50, Wednesday night. Kurt Steidl added 13 points and seven rebounds for Vermont (13-9, 5-2 America East). O’Day and Steidl scored 20 of Vermont’s 31 first-half …

Big East looks like beast, NCAA Tournament to tell tale

Monday, January 25, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. – When the Big East underwent its metamorphosis in 2013 and returned to its basketball-centric roots, the question was whether the conference could recapture the magic of its heyday. The initial answer wasn’t promising. Four of its 10 teams reached the NCAA Tournament and none made …

UNH’s Leissner is America East Player of the Week

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sophomore Tanner Leissner, who led the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to three wins last week, was named America East Player of the Week on Monday. In wins over Maine (99-91), UMass Lowell (78-76) and Hartford (84-71), Leissner scored 74 points (24.7 per game) and grabbed …

UNH men beat Hartford, 84-71; women falter, 48-44

Monday, January 25, 2016

The University of New Hampshire basketball teams split their games against Hartford on Sunday, with the men winning, 84-71, and the women losing, 48-44. Ronnel Jordan scored three times his average with a career-high 25 points and five 3-pointers as UNH ganged up on Hartford to try to …

Regan gets the nod, but ’Cats can’t get the win

Sunday, January 24, 2016

DURHAM – Jamie Regan found out he was starting by a phone call from Coach Dick Umile. After coming into the game in relief for usual starter Danny Tirone on Friday, a 5-1 loss to Notre Dame, Regan was called upon to try to stop the third-best offense …

UNH men’s hockey team hammered at home by Notre Dame, 5-1

Saturday, January 23, 2016

DURHAM – Notre Dame’s first shot of the game went in. So did the fourth. For the second game in a row, the starting goaltender didn’t finish the game – and this time, he didn’t finish the second period. Times have been tough for the University of New …

UNH hockey notebook: Wildcats pick up the pieces after weekend sweep with Hockey East powers due up

Friday, January 22, 2016

DURHAM – The University of New Hampshire hockey team’s series against Northeastern last weekend couldn’t have gone much worse. The Wildcats were trampled by the Huskies, out-hustled and out-competed on nearly every trip up and down the ice. UNH eyed four points going in; it never came close …

Dion beats buzzer as UNH men’s basketball team tops Mass-Lowell, 78-76

Friday, January 22, 2016

LOWELL, Mass. – Daniel Dion hit a turnaround 3-pointer off an inbounds pass with a man in his face at the buzzer as the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team used a 19-2 run in a come-from-behind 78-76 victory over Massachusetts-Lowell on Thursday night. Dion hit nothing …