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2018–19 Vermont Catamounts men's basketball team

The 2018–19 Vermont Catamounts men's basketball team represented the University of Vermont in the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They play their home games at the Patrick Gym in Burlington, Vermont and are led by 8th-year head coach John Becker.

2018–19 Vermont Catamounts men's basketball
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America East regular season and tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceAmerica East Conference
2018–19 record27–7 (14–2 America East)
Head coachJohn Becker (8th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Kyle Cieplicki
  • Ryan Schneider
  • Hamlet Tibbs
Home arenaPatrick Gym
Seasons
2018–19 America East Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Vermont 14 2   .875     27 7   .794
Stony Brook 12 4   .750     24 9   .727
UMBC 11 5   .688     21 13   .618
Hartford 10 6   .625     18 15   .545
UMass Lowell 7 9   .438     15 17   .469
Albany 7 9   .438     12 20   .375
Binghamton 5 11   .313     10 23   .303
Maine 3 13   .188     5 27   .156
New Hampshire 3 13   .188     5 24   .172
2019 America East Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Catamounts finished the 2017–18 season 27–8, 15–1 in the America East Conference play to finish in first place. In the America East Tournament, they defeated Maine and Stony Brook to advance to the championship game, where they lost to UMBC. As a regular season conference champion who failed to win their conference tournament, the Catamounts received an automatic bid to the National Invitation Tournament, where they lost to Middle Tennessee in the First Round.

RosterEdit

2018–19 Vermont Catamounts men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Stef Smith 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Bill Crothers Secondary School Ajax, Ontario
G 1 Skyler Nash 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Fr Gould Academy Chicago, IL
F 3 Anthony Lamb 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Jr Greece Athena HS Rochester, NY
G 4 Robin Duncan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Evansville Harrison HS Evansville, IN
F 5 Samuel Dingba 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Salisbury School Yaoundé, Cameroon
F 12 Bailey Patella 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Vermont Academy Lenox, MA
F 14 Isaiah Moll 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Colonie Central HS Albany, NY
F 15 Ra Kpedi 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Lawrence North HS Indianapolis, IN
G 20 Ernie Duncan 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Sr Evansville Harrison HS Evansville, IN
G 21 Everett Duncan 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Jr Evansville Harrison HS Evansville, IN
G 24 Ben Shungu 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Rice Memorial HS Burlington, VT
G 25 Kevin Garrison (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Burlington HS Burlington, VT
F 32 Josh Speidel 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS So Columbus North HS Columbus, IN
F 35 Ryan Davis 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Fr James B. Conant HS Schaumburg, IL
C 44 Jake Lorenzo (W) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Point Pleasant Beach HS Englishtown, NJ
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: December 5, 2018

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
October 27, 2018*
7:00 pm
Concordia W 80–43 
Patrick Gym (2,318)
Burlington, VT
November 4, 2018*
4:30 pm
Saint Michael's W 90–61 
Patrick Gym (2,482)
Burlington, VT
Non-conference regular season
November 9, 2018*
7:00 pm, NESNPlus
at Boston University W 78–72  1–0
Case Gym (1,185)
Boston, MA
November 12, 2018*
9:00 pm, ESPN2
at No. 2 Kansas
NIT Season Tip-Off campus game
L 68–84  1–1
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
November 14, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
NVU–Lyndon
NIT Season Tip-Off campus game
W 122–56  2–1
Patrick Gym (2,053)
Burlington, VT
November 16, 2018*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
at Louisville
NIT Season Tip-Off campus game
L 78–86  2–2
KFC Yum! Center (15,977)
Louisville, KY
November 21, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
Yale W 79–70  3–2
Patrick Gym (2,582)
Burlington, VT
November 25, 2018*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Bucknell L 61–69  3–3
Patrick Gym (2,446)
Burlington, VT
November 28, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
at George Washington W 69–53  4–3
Charles E. Smith Center (2,252)
Washington, D.C.
November 30, 2018*
7:00 pm
at Towson W 70–64  5–3
SECU Arena (1,458)
Towson, MD
December 3, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
at George Mason W 72–67  6–3
EagleBank Arena (2,704)
Fairfax, VA
December 8, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
Harvard W 71–65  7–3
Patrick Gym (2,959)
Burlington, VT
December 16, 2018*
2:00 pm, ESPN+
Northeastern W 75–70  8–3
Patrick Gym (2,629)
Burlington, VT
December 18, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
St. Bonaventure W 83–76 2nd OT 9–3
Patrick Gym (2,389)
Burlington, VT
December 21, 2018*
7:15 pm
at Lipscomb L 66–91  9–4
Allen Arena (1,474)
Nashville, TN
January 2, 2019*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
Dartmouth W 73–69  10–4
Patrick Gym (2,542)
Burlington, VT
America East Conference regular season
January 5, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Albany W 80–51  11–4
(1–0)
SEFCU Arena (2,733)
Albany, NY
January 9, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Maine W 73–49  12–4
(2–0)
Cross Insurance Center (995)
Bangor, ME
January 12, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Hartford W 81–62  13–4
(3–0)
Patrick Gym (3,266)
Burlington, VT
January 16, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
at New Hampshire W 73–59  14–4
(4–0)
Lundholm Gym (415)
Durham, NH
January 19, 2019
1:00 pm, ESPN3
Binghamton W 78–50  15–4
(5–0)
Patrick Gym (2,812)
Burlington, VT
January 23, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN3
UMBC L 61–74  15–5
(5–1)
Patrick Gym (2,540)
Burlington, VT
January 26, 2019
1:00 pm, ESPN3
at Stony Brook W 73–52  16–5
(6–1)
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (4,009)
Stony Brook, NY
February 2, 2019
5:30 pm, ESPN3
at UMass Lowell W 74-65  17–5
(7–1)
Tsongas Center (2,378)
Lowell, MA
February 6, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
Maine W 86–63  18–5
(8–1)
Patrick Gym (2,472)
Burlington, VT
February 9, 2019
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Albany W 67–49  19–5
(9–1)
Patrick Gym (3,116)
Burlington, VT
February 13, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN3
New Hampshire W 73–44  20–5
(10–1)
Patrick Gym (2,152)
Burlington, VT
February 16, 2019
5:00 pm, ESPN+
at Hartford W 77–75  21–5
(11–1)
Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion (1,202)
West Hartford, CT
February 21, 2019
7:00 pm
at UMBC L 56–65  21–6
(11–2)
UMBC Event Center (2,411)
Catonsville, MD
February 23, 2019
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at Binghamton W 69–63  22–6
(12–2)
Binghamton University Events Center (2,546)
Vestal, NY
March 2, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
Stony Brook W 56-50  23-6
(13-2)
Patrick Gym (3,266)
Burlington, VT
March 5, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
UMass Lowell W 74–57  24–6
(14–2)
Patrick Gym (2,546)
Burlington, VT
America East Tournament
March 9, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN3
(1) (8) Maine
Quarterfinal
W 73–57  25–6
Patrick Gym (2,750)
Burlington, VT
March 12, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN3
(1) (7) Binghamton
Semifinal
W 84–51  26–6
Patrick Gym (2,890)
Burlington, VT
March 16, 2019
11:00 am, ESPN2
(1) (3) UMBC
Final
W 66–49  27–6
Patrick Gym (3,070)
Burlington, VT
NCAA Tournament
March 21, 2019*
2:00 pm, TBS
(13 W) vs. (4 W) No. 10 Florida State
First Round
L 69–76  27–7
XL Center (14,838)
Hartford, CT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern.

Source[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UV Men's Basketball Schedule - UVM". UVM Athletics. Retrieved December 5, 2018.