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— R.J. Eytle-Rock had 15 points and seven rebounds as Maryland-Baltimore County beat Vermont 66-55 on Friday.
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— Ryan Davis scored 21 points as Vermont stretched its winning streak to eight games, beating Maryland-Baltimore County 80-71 on Thursday night, earning at least a share of the America East Conference title.
— Tomas Murphy buried five 3-pointers, scoring 17 points off the bench and Vermont held off Stony Brook 61-57 on Sunday, the Catamounts’ seventh straight victory and third consecutive weekend sweep.
— Stef Smith scored 22 points and Ryan Davis added 21 as Vermont defeated Stony Brook 86-78 on Saturday, ending a nearly monthlong break from basketball.
— Justin Mazzulla had a career-high 23 points as Vermont rolled past Maine 88-60 on Sunday.
— Ryan Davis scored 15 points, Vermont held Maine to a season-low score in a 65-30 win on Saturday.
— Tomas Murphy came off the bench to tally 13 points to lift Vermont to an 84-44 win over Binghamton on Sunday.
— Ryan Davis had 25 points and 11 rebounds as Vermont topped Binghamton 76-60 on Saturday.
— Ben Shungu had a career-high 21 points as Vermont topped Albany 74-66 on Sunday.
— CJ Kelly had a career-high 27 points as Albany rallied from a 15-point deficit in the second half and narrowly beat Vermont 63-62 on Saturday night.
— Dylan O'Hearn scored a career-high 26 points, San Antonio Brinson beat the buzzer on a putback, and NJIT topped Vermont 81-80 in double overtime on Monday for its first-ever...
— Stef Smith scored 27 points and Ryan Davis added 22 and Vermont opened America East Conference play with a 92-78 win over league newcomer NJIT on Sunday.
— Ben Shungu registered 12 points and six rebounds as Vermont topped UMass Lowell 62-53 on Tuesday.
— Ron Mitchell had a career-high 24 points plus 10 rebounds as UMass Lowell defeated Vermont, which was playing its season opener, 73-65 on Monday.
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Everett Duncan scored a career-high 28 points and No. 1 seed Vermont beat UMBC 81-74 in the semifinals of the America East Conference Tournament on Tuesday night to advanced to the championship game.
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Everett Duncan and Anthony Lamb scored 19 points apiece and top-seeded Vermont beat eighth-seeded Maine 61-50 in the quarterfinals of the America East Conference Tourney on Saturday night.