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Men’s basketball defeats Buffalo in final seconds

The men’s basketball team took the court last Sunday to face off against the Buffalo Bulls. 
The Bulls took the lead three minutes into the game.  Vermont was able to regain their lead with nine minutes remaining in the game. 
With the game tied at 57 and nine seconds left, senior Marqus Blakely was fouled under the hoop. 
Blakey, known for his woes at the stripe, missed the first free throw but sank the second to give Vermont the lead. 
The Bulls tried to come back but a big steal by senior Nick Vier sealed the win for the Cats. They are now 1-1 on the season.

Women’s basketball excels at Sheraton Raleigh Wolfpack Invitational

The women’s basketball team traveled to North Carolina State to open their season with the Sheraton Raleigh Wolfpack Invitational.
Vermont was able to hold the lead for most of the game until a big comeback in the final minutes by N.C. State.
With less then a minute left and the game tied at 47, senior Courtnay Pilypaitis was able to sink a layup and give the Catamounts a 49-47 lead.
Pilypaitis and senior May Kotsopoulos tallied a combined 36 points in the game.
Kotsopoulos was also named the MVP of the tournament. The Catamounts defeated the Wolfpack with a final score of 52-47.

Morgan Powers named to America East Cross-Country All Academic Team

Sophomore Morgan Powers, a runner on the women’s cross country team, was recently named to the America East Cross-Country All-Academic Team. 
She was only one of 10 students who received the recognition of being named to the team. 
Powers is a nutrition and food sciences major at UVM and has a 3.96 GPA.  Running in seven races this season, Powers was among the top three runners for the Catamounts in every race. 
She finished ninth overall, with a score of 18:56.60 and received America East All-Conference honors.