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Basketball clinches quarterfinal win

Basketball clinches quarterfinal win

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

The UVM’s men’s basketball team defeated Maine 73-57 in their first American East playoff game this season, according to UVM Athletics. The March 11 game  was the fourth time in a row UVM has met the University of Maine Black Bears in the playoffs, where the Catamounts continued their winning streak, according t...

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...

Men’s basketball loses six game winning streak at home

Men’s basketball loses six game winning streak at home

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

January 29, 2019

In front of an electrified Patrick Gym, the men’s basketball team played for their seventh straight win Wednesday night. The UVM men’s basketball team lost 74-61 against the University of Maryland Baltimore County Jan. 23. This game was a rematch from the March 2018 conference title game wher...

St. Michael’s players kneel in protest

St. Michael’s players kneel in protest

Nickie Morris, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

Protests for racial equality were present at UVM Nov. 4, but this time at Patrick Gymnasium. Seven players on the St. Michael’s College men’s basketball team kneeled during the National Anthem in support of Black Lives Matter. This is one year after they were booed for kneeling during the Nationa...

Basketball coach reflects on team’s success

Basketball coach reflects on team’s success

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...

Winningest group of seniors in history say farewell

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 28, 2018

With the end of this year’s season, a special group of seniors bids farewell to UVM men’s basketball. They end their careers as the winningest senior class in program history, along with two America East regular season titles and one tournament championship. Trae Bell-Haynes, Guard Crafty, creative, and exc...

Men’s basketball hits the road for NIT

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2018

Though UVM men’s basketball will not participate in the NCAA tournament, they will still take part in the postseason. The Catamounts will participate in the 2018 National Invitational Tournament and will be the No. 6 seed in their portion of the bracket. They will visit No. 3 seed Middle Tennes...

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...

Catamounts stomp over Black Bears

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018

Vermont took the first step towards America East glory, defeating the University of Maine on the back of a superb second half performance. UVM outplayed Maine Saturday night, winning 75-60, and advanced to the semifinals. They will play Stony Brook University March 6. Senior guard Trae Bell-H...

Basketball loses two-year win streak

Basketball loses two-year win streak

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

For the first time in over two years, UVM men's basketball left the court with a conference loss. The Catamounts' win streak came to an end Sunday, Feb. 18 with a 69-68 loss to the University of Hartford at Patrick Gym. Senior forward Drew Urquhart posted a double-double in the defeat, with 15...

Senior forward excels in starting position

Nickie Morris, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018

When sophomore forward Anthony Lamb went down injured at the end of December, it looked like it was going to be a long season ahead for Vermont basketball. Having been used mostly off the bench for his first three years at UVM, senior forward Drew Urquhart rose to the challenge and became a key me...

Basketball extends winning streak

Basketball extends winning streak

Curt Berry, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

Ten months after the America East matchup where the Cats were crowned conference champions, the University at Albany returned to the Tom Brennan Court. The result was the same again. Vermont emerged victorious and extended their win-streak to 10 games.   The Cats pulled away with a 61-50 win ag...

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