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New Hampshire beats Colgate 63-55

Dec 31, 2009 - 3:38 AM DURHAM, N.H.(AP) -- Alvin Abreu had 24 points and eight rebounds as New Hampshire defeated Colgate 63-55 on Wednesday night.

Abreu made 7 of 13 field goals, 10 of 12 free throws and was one of three Wildcats (5-5) to grab at least eight rebounds. New Hampshire outrebounded Colgate 44-27.

Ben Jonson led Colgate (1-10) with 14 points and Kyle Roemer had 13. The Raiders were trying to win back to back games for the first time this season after opening the campaign on a nine-game losing skid. They are off to the worst start since the 1988-1989 season.

Nick Pascale's three-point play with 14:06 left in the first half started a 9-0 Colgate run that gave the Raiders a three-point lead. Colgate went up 12-11 before the Wildcats put together a 17-6 run to finish the half 27-18. New Hampshire stayed in front the rest of the way.