Showing posts with label Vermont Catamounts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vermont Catamounts. Show all posts

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Vermont Leads American East after Solid Effort by Juniors Candon Rusin and Clancy Rugg

College Hoops Player of the Day for Friday, January 18, 2013

After making the NCAA tournament last season and winning their play-in game over Lamar, 71-59, only to lose to North Carolina in the next round, 77-58, Vermont's returning players want to repeat the experience by capturing the American East conference.

With their victory over Stony Brook, handing the Seawolves their first conference loss, the Catamounts seem to be well on their way towards reaching that goal.

Winning at home, 81-73, Vermont takes a 1/2 game lead over Stony Brook and Albany with a 5-1 record, their only conference loss coming at Boston U., January 8. Since then the Catamounts have reeled off three consecutive victories.

Junior guard, Candon Rusin, poured in a career-high 25 points on 9-for-15 shooting, including a 4-for-9 mark from beyond the arc. He was the game's high scorer.

6'8" forward, Clancy Rugg, also a Junior, set career marks in scoring and rebounding, tying his top points effort with 19 points, along with 15 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Rugg, who appears to be rounding into midseason form, played 33 minutes and had his most productive outing of the season. The only other time he's been on the floor more than 30 minutes was a week ago, when he scored 19 with 9 boards in Vermont's 68-53 win over Maryland-Baltimore County.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Four McGlynn Leads Vermont Over Lamar; South Florida Advances Past Cal

College Hoops Player of the Day for Wednesday, March 14, 2012

First Four game 3: Vermont 71 Lamar 59 - The Catamounts of Vermont were workmanlike and disciplined in their rather one-sided win over favored Lamar, advancing to play the North Carolina Tar Heels in the opening round of the Midwest regional. Vermont took an early lead and were never headed, aided by freshman Four McGlynn, who came off the bench to score a game-high 18 points on 5-for-9 shooting, including three of five three-pointers.

Brian Voelkel was a key contributor for the Catamounts with 12 rebounds and seven assists.

First Four game 4: South Florida 65 California 54 - South Florida's defense-to-offense approach lived up to its billing, as the Bulls completely dominated their PAC-12 rivals, holding Cal to 13 first half points, taking an insurmountable 23-point advantage into the break. While the final score turned out to be much closer, the outcome was never in doubt. Contesting every possession, South Florida forced the Golden Bears into 36% shooting for the game, including a 3-for-15 output from the 3-point line.

Scoring consistently inside, the Bulls shared the ball well, going for 15 assists on 28-49 shooting, a 57% pace. South Florida advances to the Midwest regional as a #12 seed, where they will face #5 Temple on Friday.

Victor Rudd Jr. exemplified the efficiency of the South Florida offense, going 7-for-10 for a team-high 15 points. Cal's Harper Kemp was the game's high scorer with 19.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tickets Punched: Memphis Captures Conference-USA; Vermont grabs America East Title

America East: Vermont 51 Stony Brook 43 - The Catamounts reached the NCAA tournament for the 5th time in the last ten years by winning the America East conference tournament over a determined Stony Brook squad, holding the Sea Wolves to just 29% shooting. Brian Voelkel took just one shot, made it, added three free throws for five points, but hauled in 15 rebounds for Vermont. Four McGlynn, the only Catamount in double figures, scored 14 points with four 3-pointers. Vermont will likely be a 15 or 16 seed.

Conference USA: Memphis 83 Marshall 57 - The Memphis Tigers returned to the NCAAs, capturing the Conference-USA championship and automatic bid with a wide-open win over Marshall, which had made an unpredicted run to the tourney final. The Tigers took an 18-point lead into the half and expanded it in the second period. Will Barton led all scorers with 18 points and 13 rebounds to pace unranked, 26-8, Memphis, which has won the conference tourney six times in the last seven years.