Vermont vs. Hartford: Full Game Preview

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Vermont vs. Hartford: Full Game Preview
Vermont
(13-7, 6-5 away)
Hartford
(11-9, 6-3 home)
Venue: Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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.

Hartford StatSmack

  • 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.
UVM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Brian Voelkel 31 6 8 5 2 0 2
C+ Clancy Rugg 27 11 6 0 1 0 1
C S. Carissimo 29 10 3 2 1 0 1
C Luke Apfeld 24 10 4 1 1 1 2
C Ethan O`Day 22 6 4 1 1 1 1
C- Trey Blue 20 8 2 1 1 0 2
C- Candon Rusin 24 9 2 0 0 0 2
D B. Kilpatrick 10 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Josh Elbaum 14 2 2 1 1 0 1
D Ben Crenca 10 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Troy Davine 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hart Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Mark Nwakamma 30 15 5 2 1 1 3
C Yolonzo Moore 34 10 4 2 1 0 2
C Evan Cooper 28 9 2 2 2 0 2
C Nate Sikma 25 6 5 2 1 1 2
D+ Wes Cole 18 6 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Taylor Dyson 10 4 1 0 0 0 0
D Corban Wroe 18 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Jamie Schneck 16 3 2 1 0 0 1
D John Peterson 14 3 2 1 0 0 0
D Parker U`u 8 2 1 0 1 0 1
D Oren Faulk 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Antoine Burrell 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Glenn Akerland 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Jeremiah Aska 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
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