NCAA Basketball

Vermont Catamounts (25-5)


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vs. UNH
W 82-74
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@ UMBC
W 77-74
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@ MA-Low
W 87-66
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vs. Albany
W 62-50
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StnyBr 27 - 35 Ver
2nd 19:24
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Vermont wins 17th straight, American East title, over Albany

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Payton Henson scored six of his 18 points in an 11-2 closing run and Vermont won its 17th straight game and captured the American East championship with a 62-50 win over Albany on Wednesday night.

Albany led by seven early in the first half when Ernie Duncan and Dre Lewis combined for all the points in a 9-2 run that tied the game at 41 with 12:20 to play. Henson scored four straight points to cap a 6-0 surge that put the Catamounts up by four with 8:31 remaining. The Great Danes were within 51-48 on a Joe Cremo 3-pointer with 6:23 left but from there they went 1 of 6 with four turnovers.

Henson started the closing run with a pair of free throws. Duncan hit a 3 that erased the Danes' one basket and then Henson had two layups to close out the Catamounts' sixth out American East title, the first in three seasons.

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Leaders
Points: T. Bell-Haynes11.6
Rebounds: A. Lamb5.2
Assists: T. Bell-Haynes3.8
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: T. Bell-Haynes74.1%
3P%: E. Duncan41.5%
Steals: T. Bell-Haynes1.1
Blocks: A. Lamb1.1
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga29-0
2 Villanova26-3
3 Kansas25-3
4 Arizona26-3
5 UCLA25-3
6 Oregon25-4
7 Louisville22-6
8 North Carolina24-5
9 Baylor23-5
10 Duke22-6
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga29-0
2 Villanova26-3
3 Kansas25-3
4 Arizona26-3
5 UCLA25-3
6 Louisville22-6
7 Oregon25-4
8 North Carolina24-5
9 Baylor23-5
10 Kentucky23-5
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America East Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Vermont 15-0 25-5
Stony Brook 12-3 17-11
UMBC 9-6 18-10
New Hampshire 9-6 18-11
Albany 9-6 18-12
Massachusetts-Lowell 5-11 11-20
Hartford 4-11 9-21
Binghamton 3-12 12-18
Maine 2-13 6-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 74.0 (170)
Rebounds: 9.6 (258)
Assists: 13.3 (202)
FG%: 49.4% (10)
FT%: 70.6% (158)
3P%: 36.1% (136)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 63.6 (22)
Rebounds: 24.7 (237)
Assists: 10.6 (19)
FG%: 43.0% (142)
FT%: 71.3% (248)
3P%: 34.8% (176)
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