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Re: UNH Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:46 am
by Tom Nolette
2018 #AEPlayoffs Set to Start Saturday After Seeds & Matchups Finalized
BOSTON – A competitive 2017-18 #AEHoops regular season came to a close this evening and the stage is set for the 2018 #AEPlayoffs, which begin in just four days.

For the fourth-straight year, the excitement of postseason basketball will take place on a minimum of four America East campuses. Playoff seeding and matchups for Saturday’s quarterfinals were finalized on Tuesday, the final day of the regular season.
Vermont (25-6, 15-1 AE) – Regular-season champion for the 8th time; Top seed for the 7th time overall and 3rd time in 5 years.
UMBC (21-10, 12-4 AE) – Earned the #2 seed with win over Hartford Tuesday; Best seed since 2008
Hartford (18-12, 11-5 AE) – Best seed since 2014 after matching a program record with 18 wins; Picked 8th in preseason poll
Albany (22-9, 10-6 AE) – Seeded in the top 4 for the 7th-straight year; 4th-straight 20-win season; Only program to win the title as the #4 seed (2013, ’14)
Stony Brook (12-18, 7-9 AE) – Seeking 9th-straight semifinal appearance; Top-5 seed for the 10th-consecutive season
New Hampshire (10-20, 6-10 AE) – Seeking school-record 4th-straight semifinal appearance; Top-6 seed for the 4th-straight year, the longest such stretch in program history
UMass Lowell (12-17, 6-10 AE) – Making first-ever #AEPlayoffs appearance after completing transition to Division I
Maine (6-25, 3-13 AE) – Faces Vermont in a rematch of last year’s quarterfinal matchup; Will seek to become just the third #8 seed to upset the top seed
The 2018 #AEPlayoffs start on Saturday, March 3 with quarterfinal action at each of the top four seeds. Tickets can be obtained by contacting each host's ticket office.

#7 UMass Lowell at #2 UMBC, 1 p.m. – UMBC Event Center
#6 New Hampshire at #3 Hartford, 4 p.m. – Chase Family Arena
#8 Maine at #1 Vermont, 7 p.m. – Patrick Gym
#5 Stony Brook at #4 Albany, 7 p.m. – SEFCU Arena

The four quarterfinal winners will square off in the semifinals on Tuesday, March 6 at the two highest remaining seeds. The bracket will be re-seeded with the highest-remaining seed hosting the lowest-remaining seed at 7 p.m. and the second-highest remaining seed hosting the second-lowest remaining seed at 7:30 p.m.

The two semifinal winners will play for the America East title and an automatic NCAA bid on Saturday, March 10 at 11 a.m. at the highest remaining seed’s home court.

All 2018 #AEPlayoffs action can be watched on ESPN networks. The quarter and semifinals will air on ESPN3 as part of The AE on ESPN3, while the championship game will be nationally televised on ESPN2. All three rounds will also be available via and the WatchESPN app on smartphones and tablets.

Over 60,000 fans have attended the #AEPlayoffs each of the last three seasons with home teams going 18-3 over that span.

Complete #AEPlayoffs information can be found at Playoffs Central.

About America East: The America East provides its member schools and their athletic programs a platform upon which student-athletes can achieve both collegiate and life success through the promotion and nurturing of athletic excellence, academic achievement and leadership, on and off the field.

Re: UNH Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:40 am
by Tom Nolette
March 3 ...MBB at University of Hartford
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Re: UNH Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:43 am
by Tom Nolette
America East @AmericaEast
On Ep. 26 of the #3Pillars Podcast, Eric Frede previews the men's #AEPlayoffs while Brendan Glasheen sneak peeks the women's #AETourney!

Re: UNH Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:41 am
by Tom Nolette
Wildcats Travel to Hartford for Quarterfinal Round

UNH Notebook
New Hampshire enters the America East Championships as the No. 6 seed and travels to play third-seeded University of Hartford for a quarterfinal matchup. The Wildcats have advanced to the semifinals each of the previous three years, but each of those quarterfinal games was at home as the No. 4 seed.

Last year, the Wildcats defeated UMBC, 74-65, in the quarterfinals and were ousted by top-seeded Vermont in the semifinals. In 2016, UNH advanced with a 56-51 win vs. Binghamton and then lost at No. 3 UVM. In 2015, the 'Cats defeated Hartford, 67-63 in overtime, before falling at top-seeded UAlbany.

UNH has a 12-35 lifetime record in the America East tourney, including a 1-4 mark as the No. 6 seed. The Wildcats are 10-18 in the quarterfinals.

The 'Cats have a 2-2 AE tourney record vs. Hartford. The most recent matchup was a 2015 quarterfinal in which New Hampshire prevailed, 67-63 in OT, at Lundholm Gym. In 2008, No. 2 Hartford beat No. 7 UNH (68-65) in the quarters (at Binghamton). In a 2006 quarterfinal (at Binghamton), No. 5 UNH won 66-62. In a 2000 first-round matchup (at Delaware), it was No. 7 Hartford 117, No. 10 UNH 88. ... round.aspx

Re: UNH Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:44 am
by Tom Nolette
UNH Men's Basketball
Congrats to Tanner Leisser, an @AmericaEast All-Conference First Team selection for the third straight year, and for also being voted to the All-Academic Team. Congrats to Josh Hopkins, All-Rookie Team #GoUNH #AEHoops

Re: UNH Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:55 am
by Tom Nolette
Leisnner Scores 21 in 71-60 AE Quarterfinal Loss at Hartford

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Tanner Leissner (Converse, Texas) scored a game-high 21 points but the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team was edged 71-60 by the University of Hartford in Saturday afternoon's America East quarterfinal game at Chase Arena.

Leissner, named to the All-Conference First Team for the third straight year earlier this week, made 8 of 15 field goals, including 4 of 7 3-pointers, in 39 minutes. He also had six rebounds, two blocks, one assist and a steal. Josh Hopkins (Greensboro, N.C.), an All-Rookie Team honoree, was next with 11 points. Iba Camara (Dakar, Senegal) narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. Jordan Reed (Lucas, Texas) had seven points and game-high six assists.

John Carroll led a trio of Hawks in double digits with 21 points, including 11-for-13 from the foul line. J.R. Lynch and Jason Dunne scored 19 and 15 points, respectively.

UNH, the No. 6 seed by virtue of a 6-10 conference record, ends the year at 10-21. Hartford, the third seed following an 11-5 conference mark, advances to the semifinals with a 19-12 record. ... tford.aspx

Re: UNH Basketball - Men:: 2017-18

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:26 am
by Tom Nolette
Leissner Selected to Participate in Inaugural 3x3 National Championship

DURHAM, N.H. – Tanner Leissner (Converse, Texas), a senior on the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team, has been selected to participate in the inaugural Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship that will be held March 30-April 1 at St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas).

Leissner will combine with Trae Bell-Haynes (Vermont), Payton Henson (Vermont) and Jahad Thomas (UMass Lowell) from the America East conference to form one of 32 four-man teams consisting of players from every Division I conference in a three-day, 3-on-3 tournament. These teams are comprised of seniors who have exhausted their college eligibility.

Leissner was named to the America East All-Conference First Team for the third consecutive year in 2017-18, when he was also voted to the America East All-Academic Team. Leissner, the only Wildcat to start all 31 games, led UNH in nine stats, including scoring (18.7 ppg), and he ranked second in four more stats, including rebounding (6.9 rpg). ... nship.aspx