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New Hampshire holds off Albany (NY) 69-64
Thursday, Feb 9, 2012

DURHAM, N.H. (AP)—Alvin Abreu scored 21 points and Brian Benson had 19 and 12 rebounds as New Hampshire held off Albany (N.Y.) 69-64 Thursday night.

Abreu was 7 of 13 from the field, knocking down four 3s in the process. Benson was 9 of 10 and made his only 3-point attempt.

New Hampshire (8-15, 3-9 American East Conference) entered halftime trailing 27-25 but opened the second half on an 18-6 run to take a 43-33 lead with 13:29 left to play.

Albany (15-11, 7-5) rallied to tie the game 61-all with 1:53 remaining but Benson made a layup and Ferg Myrick converted a three-point play to seal the victory.

Myrick had 19 for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats had 15 team assists, compared to just six for Albany, and won the rebounding battle 33-28.

Gerardo Suero led Albany with 20 points but struggled from the field, hitting only seven of his 20 attempts.

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Gerardo Suero Gerardo Suero
7-20,  20 Pts
4 Rebs, 4 Assists
 New Hampshire
Brian Benson Brian Benson
9-10,  19 Pts
12 Rebs, 0 Assists

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