Albany vs. Vermont: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Albany vs. Vermont: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Albany 53
(24-10, 12-6 away)
Vermont 49
(21-11, 12-5 home)
Venue: Patrick Gym
11:30AM ET / 8:30AM PT, March 16, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Albany 28 25 53
Vermont 20 29 49
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Albany M Black 14 J Puk 6 P Hooley 4
Vermont C Rugg 10 B Voelkel 10 B Voelkel 3

Vermont lost to Albany 53-49 in the America East championship game on Saturday, Mar. 16. The Catamounts go to 2-1 against Albany this season with the loss. Vermont (21-11) finished the regular season second in the America East with an 11-5 record. The path for Vermont to the America East championship game went through New Hampshire (61-42) and Maryland-Baltimore County (85-72). Ethan O`Day put up nine points and four rebounds in the Catamounts loss. Trey Blue had a team-high 10 points. For the Great Danes, Luke Devlin finished with 12 points and five rebounds. Albany (24-10) finished the regular season fifth in the America East with a 9-7 record. In reaching the conference championship, they took down Maine (50-49) and Stony Brook (61-59).

Vermont Game Notes

  • The last time UVM started the season 21-11 was 2011.
  • The Catamounts have been unlucky five times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Vermont is 29-28 in close games.
  • The Catamounts have lost 80 percent of the time this season (2-8) after having a field goal percentage of 40.4 percent or worse.
  • Vermont has lost 75 percent of the time this season (1-3) after recording 49 or fewer total points.
  • When the opposition records 10 or more steals this season, Vermont has lost 75 percent of the time (1-3).
  • UVM set season lows for blocks (one), free throws made (six), and steals (three).
  • The Catamounts have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past five games.
  • Vermont has recorded fewer three-pointers than their opponents for the past 10 games.
  • This is the 15th game at home this season--UVM has a 7.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Trey Blue and Clancy Rugg) accounted for 40.8 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Brian Voelkel and Luke Apfeld) accounted for 48.6 percent of the rebounds.
  • Trey Blue has led the team in scoring in five out of 32 games this season.
  • Brian Voelkel has led the team in rebounding in 23 out of 32 games this season.
  • Brian Voelkel recorded the 43rd double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Sandro Carissimo.

Albany Game Notes

  • The Great Danes won this one, but have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Albany is 29-35 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Mike Black and Luke Devlin) accounted for 49.0 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (John Puk and Luke Devlin) accounted for 52.3 percent of the rebounds.
  • The bench recorded more points (27) than the starters (26).
  • Mike Black has led the team in scoring 18 times in 34 games this season.
  • John Puk has led the team in rebounding 10 times in 34 games this season.
  • Jacob Iati set career highs with a 100 percent field goal percentage and a 100 percent three-point percentage.
  • Luke Devlin set career highs with six field goals made and a 100 percent field goal percentage.
ALB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ALuke Devlin201251201
APeter Hooley29824420
BBlake Metcalf15530010
BMike Black311412001
CJacob Iati25812103
CJohn Puk25460001
D+Sam Rowley20021201
DDJ Evans11200000
DGary Johnson24001111
UVM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Luke Apfeld16780003
BEthan O`Day31940010
BTrey Blue201011302
B-Clancy Rugg301060002
C+Brian Voelkel334103004
C+S. Carissimo28732000
-B. Kilpatrick7200000
-Josh Elbaum8011002
D-Candon Rusin26010001

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