Vermont jumps ahead early, beats Stony Brook 69-53

Luke Apfeld scored 14 points and Sandro Carissimo had 13 with seven rebounds as Vermont handled Stony Brook 69-53 in a matchup of top-tier American East teams Thursday night. The Catamounts (20-9, 14-1) shot an efficient 54.5 percent from the field and outrebounded Stony Brook 36-24. Clancy Rugg and Ethan O'Day each finished with 11 points, Candon Rusin added 10 and Brian Voelkel...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vermont routs cold-shooting New Hampshire 79-44

Clancy Rugg was perfect from the free throw line in 10 attempts and scored 18 points to lead Vermont to an easy win at New Hampshire, 79-44 Wednesday night. The win was the seventh straight for Vermont (18-9, 12-1) and the Catamounts are a game ahead of Stony Brook atop the America East Conference standings. Vermont plays host to Hartford Sunday and Stony Brook Thursday. The Catamounts...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Vermont defeats UMBC 76-52

Clancy Rugg scored 19 points and Ethan O'Day 12 points and 10 rebounds as America East leader Vermont defeated Maryland-Baltimore County 76-52 on Saturday. The Catamounts (17-9, 11-1) also got 10 points from Sandro Carissimo. Vermont shot 49.2 percent, scoring 21 points off 21 turnovers by the Retrievers (9-17, 5-8). The Catamounts also scored 15 second-chance points with the...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vermont continues dominance over Hartford, 67-60

Clancy Rugg led a balanced scoring attack with 13 points as Vermont beat Hartford on the road for the 12th straight time, 67-60 on Wednesday,. Sandro Carissimo had 11 and Candon Rusin and Brian Voelkel added 10 apiece for Vermont (13-9, 7-1 America East). The Catamounts made 19 of 26 from the free throw line, while the Hawks made 52.4 percent of their 21 attempts. Yolonzo Moore...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vermont jumps ahead early, coasts past UMBC 73-47

Candon Rusin scored 22 points and Brian Volkel added 10 rebounds with nine assists as Vermont cruised past Maryland-Baltimore County 73-47 Saturday. The Catamounts (10-8, 4-0 American East) shot 44.2 percent from the field and hit nine 3-pointers. Sandro Carissimo scored 12 points and Clancy Rugg had nine with six boards. UMBC (5-13, 1-4) was held to 15-of-47 shooting (31.9 percent...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vermont crushes Albany (NY) 68-38

Sandro Carissimo and Clancy Rugg both scored 13 points to lead Vermont in a 68-38 rout over Albany (NY) on Saturday. Vermont (8-8, 2-0 America East) got 10 points in support from Ethan O'Day. The Catamounts shot 51 percent from the floor, including 8 of 14 on 3-pointers. Albany (8-8, 2-1) shot just 30 percent as a team, including a mere 2 of 7 from beyond the arc. Gary Johnson...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Vermont moves past Mass-Lowell 62-48

Clancy Rugg scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Vermont surged back to defeat Massachusetts-Lowell 62-48 in an American East Conference opener for both teams Wednesday night. Vermont (4-7, 1-0) faced a six-point deficit at the break, but opened the second half on a 14-5 run and grabbed the lead on an Ethan O'Day layup. Kurt Steidl had a three-point play and two free...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Vermont comes back to beat Illinois St. 87-76

Sandro Carissimo scored 24 points as Vermont erased a 12-point halftime deficit to beat Illinois State 87-76 in the Golden Gate Challenge Wednesday night. Illinois State (1-4) shot a blistering 55.2 percent in the first half on their way to a 43-31 lead. Vermont (2-5) found their footing in the second half and began chipping away at that lead. Carissimo drained two 3-pointers as...
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November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Vermont gives No. 6 Duke a scare in 91-90 loss

Nobody expected Vermont to give No. 6 Duke much of a scare. Yet the Catamounts found a way to score seemingly at will against a program built on defense, and they came perhaps a moment shy of pulling the biggest upset of the young season. Duke needed a free throw from Rodney Hood with 5 seconds left and one final defensive stand to hold off Vermont's upset bid and beat the...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke lucky to sneak by Vermont 91-90

Mike Krzyzewski said it best following Duke’s one point victory over Vermont when he said “we were awful.”  The Blue Devils certainly were not. Krzyzewski also said his team didn’t respect the game or the opponent a condemnation that has rarely if ever has been uttered by the hall of fame coach, but he had reason to say it. Duke struggled to put away the Catamounts...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Starks leads Bryant over Vermont 87-64

Dyami Starks scored 30 points and Bryant used a big second-half run to defeat Vermont 87-64 on Saturday night. Starks, a junior guard, scored 35 points in each of Bryant's previous two games. The Bulldogs (2-1) were up 37-32 at halftime. The Catamounts (1-2) got as close as four early in the second half and were down 52-47 with 14:15 remaining when Bryant went on a 16-1 run...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Vermont defeats Siena 77-66

Clancy Rugg scored 19 points and hit 11 free throws as Vermont put away Siena 77-66 Tuesday night. The Catamounts (1-1) jumped out to an early 18-6 lead capped off by a 3-pointer by Candon Rusin, but Siena closed the gap with a late surge in the first half, trimming the deficit to three at the break. Nursing a six-point lead, Vermont used another run, outscoring the Saints 15-5...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

St Joseph's races past Vermont in 74-64 win

Ronald Roberts Jr. and Langston Galloway scored 21 points each to lead St. Joseph's to a 74-64 win over Vermont in a Saturday season opener. Joining them in double digits was freshman DeAndre* Bembry, who was 4 of 8 with 11 points and six rebounds. The Hawks went 24 of 52 from the field, 46 percent, but held off Vermont, which shot just 39 percent. Clancy Rugg scored 17 points...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Vermont 85, UMBC 72

Candon Rusin scored 18 points and three others hit double figures to help Vermont beat Maryland-Baltimore County 85-72 Sunday and advance to its third America East Conference championship game in four years. Luke Apfeld and Ethan O'Day added 16 points apiece and Clancy Rugg chipped in 11 for the Catamounts (21-10), who trailed 40-37 at intermission. UMBC (8-23) pushed its lead...
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March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Vermont 78, Binghamton 61

Clancy Rugg scored 17 points as Vermont won its third straight and completed a season sweep of Binghamton with a 78-61 victory Thursday night. The Catamounts (19-9, 11-4 America East Conference) also got 15 points from Sandro Carissimo and Luke Apfeld. Brian Voelkel added 11 rebounds, eight assists and three points on 3-of-4 free-throw shooting. Binghamton (3-25, 1-14) has now...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Vermont 67, UMBC 55

Clancy Rugg posted his third double-double in six games and Vermont topped America East Conference-foe Maryland-Baltimore County 67-55 Saturday for its fourth straight win. Rugg, once a walk-on player for the Catamounts, had 18 points and 10 rebounds in his eighth straight start. Trey Blue tallied 16 points, Luke Apfled added 13 and Brian Voelkel had a season-high 16 rebounds for...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Vermont 63, New Hampshire 48

Luke Apfeld scored 16 points and Vermont jumped on New Hampshire early en route to a 63-48 win over the Wildcats Wednesday night in an America East game. The Catamounts (15-7, 8-2), last year's A-East champions, stormed to a 34-16 halftime lead over New Hampshire (7-15, 2-7) and coasted home. This was much easier than Vermont's 64-51 win at New Hampshire on Jan. 2. Apfeld...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Vermont 50, Albany (NY) 43

Clancy Rugg went 6 of 8 from the field and finished with game-highs of 14 points and 10 rebounds as Vermont pulled away to beat Albany 50-43 Saturday night. Ethan O'Day and Sandro Carissimo scored 13 points each and Candon Rusin chipped in 10 to help Vermont (13-7, 6-2 America East Conference) win four of its last five games. Trailing 33-22 with 11:35 to play, Albany went on...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Rugg, Vermont take down Albany 50-43

Clancy Rugg went 6 of 8 from the field and finished with game-highs of 14 points and 10 rebounds as Vermont pulled away to beat Albany 50-43 Saturday night. Ethan O'Day and Sandro Carissimo scored 13 points each and Candon Rusin chipped in 10 to help Vermont (13-7, 6-2 America East Conference) win four of its last five games. Trailing 33-22 with 11:35 to play, Albany went on...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Vermont 81, Stony Brook 73

Candon Rusin scored a career-high 25 points and Clancy Rugg added 19 with 15 rebounds as Vermont defeated Stony Brook on Friday night to move into the America East Conference lead. The Catamounts (12-6, 5-1) have a half-game edge over Albany and the Seawolves (13-5, 4-1), whom they defeated in last season's conference tournament final. Rusin scored eight points during a 12...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Vermont 61, Binghamton 37

Trey Blue came off the bench for a career-high 19 points and Brian Voelkel pulled down 15 boards to lead Vermont in a 61-37 rout of America East Conference foe Binghamton on Wednesday night. Voelkel also dished out seven assists and Clancy Rugg scored 16 points for Vermont (11-6, 4-1), winners of four of its last five. Jordan Reed and Roland Brown scored 10 apiece for Binghamton...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Vermont 68, UMBC 53

Clancy Rugg scored a career-high 19 points with nine rebounds and four steals as Vermont led wire-to-wire in a 68-53 win Saturday over Maryland-Baltimore County in America East Conference action. Coming off a 63-53 loss at Boston University in which they shot just 27.3 percent (15 of 55), the Catamounts (10-6, 3-1) started in the same groove, shooting 29.2 percent (7 of 24), but...
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January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Vermont 64, New Hampshire 51

Candon Rusin scored 15 points as Vermont defeated New Hampshire 64-51 Wednesday night in the teams' America East Conference opener. Ethan O'Day added 11 points and Ryan Voelkel had 13 rebounds and six assists for the Catamounts (8-5), last season's conference champion. Vermont has won 23 of its last 27 games against the Wildcats (4-9). The Catamounts, who never trailed...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

DiSano’s Dimes: Gophers get offensive, more realignment, and an underrated Catamount

Each week from November to March is invariably filled with games, telephone conversations with coaches and other journalists, independently formed opinions and the occasional scoop that floats across the radar. Twitter is great, but sometimes 140 characters fails.  So this column is born.  Here it goes: * * * Santa Clara clicking (Credit: Santa Clara University Sports Information...
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December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Vermont 52, Dartmouth 50

Luke Apfeld's free throws with 30 seconds left proved the difference as Vermont handed Dartmouth its third straight loss in a 52-50, nonconference decision Wednesday night. Apfeld went to the line and hit both shots to snap a 50-all tie. Dartmouth (2-6) got off a pair of 3-point attempts in the waning seconds, but missed both. Dartmouth led 45-44 with 4:24 left when Apfeld...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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