|Vermont||C Rugg 11.2||B Voelkel 8.3||B Voelkel 4.5|
|UMBC||R Cook 14.9||R Cook 6.5||A Morgan 2.8|
Vermont heads to Retriever Activities Center on Saturday to take on Maryland-Baltimore County. Tipoff is at 3:30 p.m. EST. The Catamounts defeated the Retrievers 68-53 on Jan. 12 and are 10-0 against them over the past four years.
Vermont is in second place in the conference, Maryland-Baltimore County is in sixth place.
In their last matchup on Feb. 6, Clancy Rugg put up 13 points as the Catamounts ran it up on New Hampshire 63-48. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 11.2 points per contest. For the Retrievers, Chase Plummer finished with 15 points and 5 rebounds in the 79-56 loss to Albany on Feb. 6. He is averaging 12.2 points per game and leads the team in steals with 1.8 per game.
Maryland-Baltimore County StatSmack
- Boom! Vermont humiliated Maryland-Baltimore County by 15 points the last time they played (Jan 12, 2013).
- Vermont has a better scoring defense (57.5 allowed per game vs 71.4 allowed per game) than Maryland-Baltimore County this season.
- At least you keep showing up. Vermont has an average margin of victory of 17 over Maryland-Baltimore County in 19 wins since 2003.
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Vermont currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (995 to 933) than Maryland-Baltimore County, per the NCAA.
- Vermont takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Maryland-Baltimore County (5 vs 1).
- Ethan O`Day is ranked 4th in the America East in blocks.
- Vermont has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Maryland-Baltimore County (#72 vs #91).
- Better not leave your building. Vermont has a better record on the road than Maryland-Baltimore County this season (7-5 vs 1-11).
- Even computers respect Vermont more. We have a better RPI this season than Maryland-Baltimore County (RPI: #117 vs #312).
- Vermont has a better conference record than Maryland-Baltimore County this season (8-2 vs 4-6).
- The Vermont blocks leader (Ethan O`Day, 26 blocks) has more blocks than the Maryland-Baltimore County blocks leader (Brett Roseboro, 23 blocks).