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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 ...

A look ahead at UVM’s basketball season

Eribert Volaj, Sports editor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

The America East Conference announced the 2017-18 schedule for men’s basketball Aug. 22. The Catamounts will start their title defense Jan. 4, traveling to the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Afterward, the defending champions will play three home games at Patrick Gym. They host the Universi...

Senior Catamounts take a bow

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

With the season over, three men’s basketball players have played their last game in green and gold. The class of 2017 consists of two four-year seniors, as well as a transfer who joined the team as a junior. The four-year seniors compiled a career record of 94-45. Kurt Steidl Though his career didn...

Basketball season ends on high note

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

A historic season has come to an end for men’s basketball. The 2016-17 season saw the team break numerous records. UVM set a new program record for overall wins with 29, including a 21-game win streak stretching Dec. 29 to March 11. This streak included a 16-0 record in America East, the first time in co...

Basketball wins…again

Matt Chimenti-Carmen, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The No. 1 seeded Catamounts made their way into the America East final with two resounding wins in front of sold out crowds at Patrick Gym. Vermont kicked off their America East Playoffs with a convincing win against the No. 8 seeded University of Maine March 1. The Cats put on an excellent performan...

Basketball makes conference history

Zach Falls, Senior Staff Writer

February 25, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Men’s basketball’s historic regular season came to a close on Saturday, with a 66-51 win over Stony Brook University on Senior Night. First-year forward Anthony Lamb led all scorers with 19 points, as the team enters the conference tournament as the No. 1 seed. The season has been filled with record...

Cats set eyes on championship

Cats set eyes on championship

Zach Falls, Senior Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Vermont men’s basketball has enjoyed a very successful start to their season thus far with a record of 23-5. The skill that the team has acquired over the years has gotten stronger with each class. The class of 2018 has lived up to the hype that surrounded them in the fall of 2014. With their 82-7...

High-profile basketball recruit looks to begin season

November 12, 2016


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

The men’s basketball team has had great success recruiting over the past few seasons, bringing in immense talent. Redshirt sophomore guard Ernie Duncan and junior guards Trae Bell-Haynes and Cam Ward are all examples of players who have excelled for the Catamounts. This season, UVM has brou...

Basketball hopes to avenge 2015 loss

Basketball hopes to avenge 2015 loss

November 5, 2016


Filed under Sports

Vermont men’s basketball had a heartbreaking end to their 2015-2016 campaign, suffering an 80-74 loss at the hands of Stony Brook University in last year’s America East Championship, according to America East records. “Last season was a very good season,” senior captain Kurt Steidl said, “althou...

Men’s basketball roster adds players

October 31, 2016


Filed under Sports

PAYTON HENSON, Forward Head coach John Becker said Henson’s greatest attribute is his ability to stretch the court and get to the basket. “He can score at all three levels,” Becker said. “He’s a really smart player, very dependable, and I think he’s got a chance to be really really g...

Former UVM recruit continues his road to recovery

Former UVM recruit continues his road to recovery

October 14, 2016


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

Feb. 1, 2015 changed the life of one Catamount men’s basketball player forever. Before then, first-year Josh Speidel, a senior at the time attending high school in Columbus, Indiana, was preparing for his college career at UVM. The power forward was a standout basketball player that head coach ...

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...

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