Vermont vs. UMBC: Full Game Preview

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Vermont vs. UMBC: Full Game Preview
Vermont
(15-7, 7-5 away)
UMBC
(6-17, 5-6 home)
Venue: Retriever Activities Center
3:30PM ET / 12:30PM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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).
UVM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Brian Voelkel 31 6 8 5 2 0 3
C+ Clancy Rugg 28 11 6 1 1 0 1
C+ S. Carissimo 29 10 3 2 1 0 1
C Luke Apfeld 23 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 8 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 1 0 0 0 0 0
UMBC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Ryan Cook 31 15 6 2 1 0 3
C Chase Plummer 26 12 6 2 2 0 3
D+ Brett Roseboro 26 10 6 1 1 1 2
D+ Brian Neller 28 9 2 1 1 0 1
D Aaron Morgan 28 5 2 3 1 0 3
D Quentin Jones 23 3 2 2 0 0 1
D- Joey Getz 17 5 2 1 1 0 1
D- Adrian Satchell 17 3 3 1 0 0 1
D- Malik Garner 17 3 2 1 0 0 1
F Jamar Wertz 8 3 1 0 0 0 0
F Jordan Wejnert 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Nate Basalyga 11 2 2 1 0 0 0
F Will Wise 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Jarrel Lane 4 1 0 0 1 0 1
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