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Post game notes, UConn 61, UNH 53

Nov. 29, 2012

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GAME NOTES Connecticut Huskies (5-1) vs. New Hampshire Wildcats (2-3) Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM XL Center- Hartford, Conn.

ABOUT UCONN: UConn is among the "Others Receiving Votes" in both the AP Top 25 poll and the ESPN/USA Today poll for the week of Nov. 26.

> All time, the Huskies improved to 92-25 against the New Hampshire Wildcats in men's basketball. Tonight's game was the 118th meeting in the history of the two programs.

> UConn improved their current streak to eight consecutive wins against UNH with the last Wildcat win dating January 9, 1983.

> After defeating the Wildcats, the Huskies are now on a two-game win streak with the other win coming over Stony Brook.

> Kevin Ollie improved to 6-1 as Connecticut's Head Coach.

> Tonight was the first game of the season at the XL Center for the Huskies. Including tonight, UConn has won their first game of the season in the XL Center for the last 25 years.

> In Hartford, the Huskies hold a record of 226-83 in 309 regular-season contests.

> UNH is now 1-4 on the road this season.

> Prior to tonight's game, Connecticut's Omar Calhoun posted a career high of 5 rebounds in a matchup; that record was shattered as he posted 6 rebounds in the first half, and 8 total on the game.

> Halftime Score: UConn 25, UNH 18. When trailing at halftime, UNH huskies are 0-2 coming into tonight's game, making them 0-3 on the season.

> At the half, neither team had any bench player record a point. They finished the game with a combined 9 points scored off the bench.

> New Hampshire went 1 for 11, while the Huskies posted 0 for 7 on three-point attempts in the first half.

> Connecticut's Ryan Boatright (9 points) and New Hampshire's Chris Pelcher (8 points) led their respective teams in scoring at half.

> Ryan Boatright went 5 for 6 on free-throw attempts in the first half as he posted a season high for points with 19.

> Prior to tonight's game, the Huskies were outrebounded in all 6 of their previous contests, however they won the rebound matchup tonight 43-40.

> DeAndre Daniels (UConn) posted career high 10 rebounds on the game.

> UNH's Ferg Myrick led all players with 20 points, while Connecticut's Ryan Boatright finished second with 19.

> Chris Pelcher of the Wildcats led all players with 12 rebounds on the game, while the Wildcats' Chandler Rhodes led all with 6 assists.

> UConn outmaneuvered UNH in the paint tallying 24 points, with UNH totaling 18.

> Final Score: UConn 61, UNH 53. The Huskies improved to 6-1 on the season with UNH falling to 2-4.