The Vermont Cynic

Men’s basketball wins division for third year in a row

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

The UVM men’s basketball beat Stony Brook 56-50 March 2 for the second time this year, winning the American East Division for the third year in a row, according to UVM athletics. This win gives the Catamounts a 23-6 record with one game to go in their season before the American East playoffs begin...

Basketball coach reflects on team’s success

Men’s basketball head coach John Becker cuts the net last year after beating University at Albany, securing their spot in the March Madness tournament. It was Becker’s second America East championship win.

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018

Hanging on the wall of John Becker’s office are pictures of his most memorable moments as head coach at UVM. There are dozens of them.  Becker took over as men’s basketball head coach in 2011. He won two America East championships and almost 70 percent of the games he has coached. He is also a three-tim...

Late shot shocks Catamounts in title game

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 10, 2018

With one swish of the net as the final seconds ticked off, the University of Maryland Baltimore County broke the hearts of the Vermont Catamounts and their fans. Jairus Lyles made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds to go as the Retrievers celebrated the America East tournament title at Patrick Gym after a 65...

Basketball to build on last season’s successes

The men's basketball team huddles together before a game Feb. 2. The Catamounts have high expectations for this year after finishing last season with a perfect conference record.

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017

It’s almost that time of year. Feeding off the success of going to March Madness last season, the hope of another successful season is on the horizon. “Coming off a perfect conference season last year, expectations are high,” head coach John Becker said. ”We have a lot of guys coming back and ...

Cats on roll with tournament set

Cats on roll with tournament set

John Suozzo

March 3, 2016

The Catamounts men’s basketball team has finished up their regular season schedule and are now shifting their focus to postseason play. First, the Catamounts will compete in the America East Tournament. The winner of the tournament will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s DI Basketball T...

Catamounts win in first game back at home

UVM sophomore guard Ernie Duncan drives to the hoop against Marist.

December 1, 2015

The Catamounts defeated the Marist College Red Foxes 86-60 on Nov. 29.UVM returned to Patrick Gym and played in front of over 1,500 fans on their home court after thousands of travel miles in one week and two away games.Head coach John Becker called the game “a great team win.”The Cats had five dif...

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