The University of Vermont men’s basketball team fell to 6-4 on the season on Tuesday with a tough loss on the road at Cincinnati, 82-73.
HIGHLIGHTS: @UVMmbb fought hard tonight in Cincy – back at home Saturday #VCats pic.twitter.com/t3aCWoXMSv
The Catamounts lost despite rallying for a season-high 46 points in the second half. Efficient scoring nights from Stef Smith (18 points on 7-15 from the field) and Everett Duncan (13 points on 5-10 from the field) helped keep the Catamounts’ hopes alive in the second half and despite struggling to find the bottom of the basket at times, Anthony Lamb managed to earn 11 free throws en route to a 16 point night. Lamb also added 11 rebounds. In the end, it was defensive woes that did in the Cats. They allowed 20 point scoring nights from both Keith Williams and Jaevin Cumberland, and were unable to do anything to prevent Cincinnati from shooting their way to a 63% outing from beyond the arc. all of this, in addition to the fact that UVM gave Cincinnati 26 free throws over the course of the game, was simply too much to overcome.
UVM heads back to Burlington for a four game home stand, beginning against Towson on Saturday. You can find the coverage on 101.3 The Game!