Boston University vs. Vermont: Full Game Preview

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Boston University vs. Vermont: Full Game Preview
Boston University
(13-11, 5-8 away)
Vermont
(16-7, 8-2 home)
Venue: Patrick Gym
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Boston University D Irving 14.7 D Morris 6.2 M Watson Jr. 5.3
Vermont C Rugg 11.5 B Voelkel 8.7 B Voelkel 4.5

Boston University visits Patrick Gym on Tuesday to take on Vermont. It takes place at 7 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN3.com. The Terriers beat the Catamounts 63-53 on Jan. 8 and are 3-7 against them over the last four years.

Boston University is in third place in the conference and just behind first place Vermont with a chance to close in.

In a 79-58 dismantling of Binghamton on Feb. 9, D.J. Irving put up 27 points and 6 rebounds for the Terriers. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 14.7 points per contest. In a 67-55 victory over Maryland-Baltimore County on Feb. 9, Brian Voelkel put up 6 points and 16 rebounds for the Catamounts. He leads the team in rebounds with 8.7 per game, assists with 4.5 per game, and steals with 1.5 per game. Vermont ranks first in their conference in free throw rate at 46.6 percent, which also places them fourth in the country.

Vermont StatSmack

  • Travis Robinson is ranked 7th in the America East in three-pointers.
  • The Boston University three-point leader (John Papale, 53 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Vermont three-point leader (Trey Blue, 24 three-pointers).
  • Boston University has an average margin of victory of 10 over Vermont in 37 wins since 1980.
  • Boston University has come back to win after being down at half against Vermont six times since 1996.
  • Boom! Boston University crushed Vermont by 10 points the last time they played (Jan 08, 2013).
  • Boston University has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than Vermont (No. 56 vs. No. 88).
  • Boston University has a stronger schedule than Vermont this season (SOS Rank: No. 245 vs. No. 258).
  • Dom Morris is ranked 10th in the America East in rebounds.
  • Boston University has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (54.7 percent to 51.9 percent).
  • John Papale is ranked 3rd in the America East in three-pointers.
  • The Boston University scoring leader (D.J. Irving, 353 points) has more points than the Vermont scoring leader (Clancy Rugg, 264 points).
BU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ D.J. Irving 34 15 3 4 2 0 3
C+ M. Watson Jr. 29 11 3 5 2 0 3
C Dom Morris 28 12 6 1 1 0 1
C John Papale 29 9 3 1 1 0 1
C Malik Thomas 23 7 6 1 1 1 2
C- Travis Robinson 24 7 2 1 1 0 1
D+ N. Dieudonne 17 5 4 1 0 0 1
D Justin Alston 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Zach Chionuma 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Jamaal Gill 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- James Kennedy 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Dylan Brossman 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Chris Kurz 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
UVM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Brian Voelkel 31 6 9 5 2 0 2
C+ Clancy Rugg 28 11 6 1 1 0 1
C+ S. Carissimo 29 10 3 2 1 0 1
C Luke Apfeld 23 11 4 1 1 1 2
C Ethan O`Day 22 6 4 1 1 1 1
C- Trey Blue 21 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
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