Vermont vs. Hartford: Full Game Preview
|Vermont||C Rugg 11.2||B Voelkel 8.2||B Voelkel 4.6|
|Hartford||M Nwakamma 14.4||M Nwakamma 5.4||Y Moore 2.6|
Vermont travels to Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion on Wednesday to take on Hartford. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST. The Catamounts are 9-0 against the Hawks over the last four years. The last time they met (3/4/2012) they won 77-73.
Vermont is in 2nd place in the conference, Hartford is in 5th place.
In their last outing, behind 14 points and 10 rebounds from Clancy Rugg, the Catamounts defeated Albany 50-43 on January 26th. His 11.2 points per game is the highest mark on the team. In a 51-40 victory over New Hampshire on January 24th, Mark Nwakamma put up 23 points and 8 rebounds for the Hawks. He contributes a team-leading 14.4 points per game, 5.4 rebounds per game, and 1.6 steals per game.
- The Vermont assist leader (Brian Voelkel) has more assists than the Hartford assist leader (Yolonzo Moore).
- Brian Voelkel is ranked 3rd in the America East in rebounds and 7th in the America East in assists.
- Vermont is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Vermont is 77.2 inches compared to 75.8 inches for Hartford.
- We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Vermont has come back to win after being down at half against Hartford 4 times since 2003.
- The Vermont blocks leader (Ethan O`Day) has more blocks than the Hartford blocks leader (Mark Nwakamma).
- Vermont can actually jump, with more rebounds (34.3 per game vs 29.9 per game) than Hartford this season.
- Vermont beat Hartford by 4 points the last time they played (Mar 04, 2012).
- Vermont allows fewer rebounds (31.8 allowed per game vs 35.4 allowed per game) than Hartford this season.
- Vermont takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Hartford (5 vs 0).
- It must sting. Vermont has blown out Hartford by 20 points or more on 6 occasions since 2003.