New Hampshire vs. Vermont: Full Game Preview
|New Hampshire||F Myrick 13.6||C Pelcher 6.5||C Rhoads 3.5|
|Vermont||C Rugg 11.5||B Voelkel 8.9||B Voelkel 4.8|
Vermont meets New Hampshire in the quarterfinals of the America East Tournament at SEFCU Arena on Saturday. Tipoff is at 12 p.m. EST and it can be seen on ESPN3.com. The Catamounts defeated the Wildcats 63-48 on Feb. 6 and are 9-2 against them over the past four years.
The Catamounts were defeated by Hartford 61-58 on Mar. 3 despite 10 points and five rebounds from Luke Apfeld. He contributes 4.0 rebounds per game in addition to his 10.8 points per game. For the Wildcats, Ferg Myrick put up 27 points and seven rebounds in the 79-74 win over Maine on Mar. 3. His 13.6 points per game is the highest mark on the team. One category in which New Hampshire is especially proficient is turnover percentage at 18.5, ranking first in their conference (and 95th nationally).
New Hampshire StatSmack
- Brian Voelkel is ranked 48th nationally in rebounds, 3rd in the America East in assists, and 10th in the America East in steals.
- Vermont is better under pressure, and has defeated New Hampshire in six out of the last eight games decided by five points or fewer.
- Boom! Vermont humiliated New Hampshire by 15 points the last time they played (Feb 06, 2013).
- Vermont players are more experienced than New Hampshire players (15,074 minutes played vs. 14,960 minutes played).
- The Vermont blocks leader (Ethan O`Day, 33 blocks) has more blocks than the New Hampshire blocks leader (Chris Pelcher, 32 blocks).
- Vermont has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than New Hampshire (No. 72 vs. No. 93).
- The Vermont assist leader (Brian Voelkel, 140 assists) has more assists than the New Hampshire assist leader (Chandler Rhoads, 98 assists).
- Vermont has an average margin of victory of 10 over New Hampshire in 41 wins since 1980.
- Vermont allows fewer rebounds (30.5 allowed per game vs. 36.8 allowed per game) than New Hampshire this season.
- Vermont has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than New Hampshire (No. 83 vs. No. 94).
- A for effort, but Vermont has emerged victorious against New Hampshire the last three times they've played.