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Basketball coach reflects on team’s success

Basketball coach reflects on team’s success

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

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

Basketball to build on last season’s successes

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

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


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

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

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December 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

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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