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Cats set eyes on championship

Cats set eyes on championship

Zach Falls, Senior Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Basketball rallies against cancer

Basketball rallies against cancer

John Suozzo

February 19, 2016

In addition to tallying a win Sunday, the men’s basketball team used the game to raise awareness for cancer. The 92-81 Valentine’s Day win over the University of Hartford was part of the University’s “Rally Against Cancer” series, which raises money for the UVM Cancer Research Center, acc...

Cats stay strong after tragedy

<p>Cats stay strong after tragedy</p>

February 17, 2016

A UVM basketball recruit was greeted by a standing ovation in Patrick Gym Jan. 30.Josh Speidel was seriously injured in a car crash in Indiana Feb. 1, 2015.Though he will not be able to play basketball for the Cats, UVM has obtained an NCAA waiver to allow him to sit on the bench with the team, accor...

Bell-Haynes: from Canada, with love

Bell-Haynes: from Canada, with love

Ben Hakim

December 9, 2015

Successful in Canada, Trae Bell-Haynes is now finding success against the best competition he’s faced in his life as he’s transitioned to U.S. Division I basketball.  Last year as a first-year student, Bell-Haynes was named to the America East All-Rookie Team. He finished second in the entire league in assists, averagi...

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...

Stony Brook defeats Vermont in semifinal

Jack Estrin

March 18, 2015

The Catamounts had a chance to tie the game on the final possession, but America East Player of the Year, Jameel Warney swatted away a shot by junior Ethan O’Day and the Cat’s hopes for the America East title. Second seeded UVM men’s basketball fell to third seeded Stony Brook 79-77 in the Americ...

Basketball loses veteran seniors

Freddy Fields

March 18, 2015

Most college basketball teams appreciate the role veteran seniors provide. In addition to having more experience with the game, quality veterans help serve as mentors to the younger players. After losing to Stony Brook in the America East semifinals, the men’s basketball team is losing seniors Rya...

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