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Vermont Catamounts men's basketball

The Vermont Catamounts Basketball team is the basketball team that represents the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. The school's team currently competes in the America East Conference and plays its home games at Patrick Gym. The team has reached the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament seven times, in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2017, and 2019. UVM famously upset Syracuse University in the first round of the 2005 tournament. The Catamounts are coached by John Becker.

Vermont Catamounts
2018–19 Vermont Catamounts men's basketball team
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UniversityUniversity of Vermont
Head coachJohn Becker (7th season)
ConferenceAmerica East
LocationBurlington, Vermont
ArenaPatrick Gym
(Capacity: 3,266)
NicknameCatamounts
ColorsGreen and Gold[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away


NCAA Tournament Round of 32
2005
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2017, 2019
NIT Tournament Appearances
2007, 2011, 2014, 2018
Conference Tournament Champions
2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2017, 2019
Conference Regular Season Champions
1947, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019

HistoryEdit

AwardsEdit

America East Coach of the Year[2]

America East Player of the Year

America East Defensive Player of the Year

  • Marqus Blakely – 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Brendan Bald – 2011
  • Brian Voelkel – 2014
  • Dre Wills – 2017

America East Rookie of the Year

America East Sixth Man of the Year

  • Cam Ward – 2015, 2018
  • Darren Payen – 2017

All-Conference First Team

  • Ed Kotlarczyk – 1949
  • Keith Galli – 1950
  • Clyde Lord – 1957, 1958, 1959
  • Benny Becton – 1961
  • Ralph D'Altilia – 1965
  • Frank Martiniuk – 1970
  • Ron Gottschalk – 1975
  • Mike Evelti – 1981, 1982
  • Kevin Roberson – 1991, 1992
  • Matt Johnson – 1991
  • Eddie Benton – 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
  • Erik Nelson – 1998
  • Tony Oriciari – 2000, 2001
  • Trevor Gaines – 2002
  • T.J. Sorrentine – 2002, 2004, 2005
  • Taylor Coppenrath – 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Chris Holm – 2007
  • Mike Trimboli – 2007, 2009
  • Marqus Blakely – 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Evan Fjeld – 2011
  • Matt Glass – 2012
  • Brian Voelkel – 2013, 2014
  • Sandro Carissimo – 2014
  • Clancy Rugg – 2014
  • Ethan O'Day – 2015
  • Trae Bell-Haynes – 2017, 2018
  • Anthony Lamb – 2019
  • Ernie Duncan – 2019

All-Conference Second Team

  • Ken Pierce – 1949
  • Keith Galli – 1950
  • Nat Campana – 1953, 1954
  • Earl Steinman – 1955
  • Bob Kuchar – 1958, 1959
  • Charlie Isles – 1960
  • Richie Ader – 1962
  • Layne Higgs – 1966
  • Dave Lapointe – 1968
  • Frank Martiniuk – 1969
  • Joe Calavita – 1987
  • Kevin Roberson – 1990
  • Tony Oriciari – 1998
  • Taylor Coppenrath – 2002
  • Mike Trimboli – 2006, 2008
  • Clancy Rugg – 2013
  • Dre Wills – 2015
  • Anthony Lamb – 2017
  • Ernie Duncan – 2018
  • Drew Uruqhart – 2018

All-Conference Third Team

  • Erik Nelson – 1997
  • Tony Oriciari – 1999
  • Tobe Carberry – 2000
  • Grant Anderson – 2003
  • Martin Klimes – 2006, 2007
  • Colin McIntosh – 2009
  • Maurice Joseph – 2010
  • Evan Fjeld – 2010
  • Brendan Bald – 2011
  • Brian Voelkel – 2012
  • Sandro Carissimo – 2013
  • Ethan O'Day – 2016
  • Kurt Steidl – 2016
  • Trae Bell-Haynes – 2016
  • Ernie Duncan – 2017
  • Payton Henson – 2017, 2018

All-Conference Defensive Team

  • Marqus Blakely – 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Garvey Young – 2010
  • Brendan Bald – 2011
  • Brian Voelkel – 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Ethan O'Day – 2014, 2015
  • Dre Wills – 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Ernie Duncan – 2018
  • Anthony Lamb – 2019
  • Samuel Dingba – 2019

All-Conference Rookie Team

  • Rahim Huland El – 1988
  • Kenny White – 1989
  • Brian Tarrant – 1990
  • Eddie Benton – 1993
  • Erik Nelson – 1995
  • David Roach – 1997
  • Tony Orciari – 1998
  • Trevor Gaines – 1999
  • T.J. Sorrentine – 2000
  • Taylor Coppenrath – 2001
  • Josh Duell – 2005
  • Mike Trimboli – 2006
  • Joe Trapani – 2007
  • Garvey Young – 2009
  • Brian Voelkel – 2011
  • Four McGlynn – 2012
  • Kurt Steidel – 2014
  • Trae Bell-Haynes – 2015
  • Ernie Duncan – 2016
  • Anthony Lamb – 2017
  • Stef Smith – 2018
  • Robin Duncan – 2019

All-American

Hall of Fame

Class Name Year Inducted
1909 Ray Collins 1969
1922 Fredrick Harris 1972
1925 Claire Cayward 1987
1928 Howard Prentice 1971
Kiki Price 1974
1929 Seeley Estabrook 1979
1931 Walter Sargent 1978
1932 Edward Winant 1971
1933 Chester Taft 1977
1934 John Beckley 1971
1935 Enos Ramon 1974
Whitey Palmer 1975
Edward Saba 1976
1937 Austin Ross 1973
1938 Tommy Tomasetti 1980
1939 Elmer Nelson 1975
1941 Frank Taylor 1969
Donald Maley 1977
Richard Healy 1993
Henri Beauchemin 2007
1947 Larry Killick 1969
1948 John Durkin 1991
1950 Arthur Collier 1977
1950 Edward Kotlarczyk 1979
1951 Ralph Kehoe 1973
1953 Gary Clairmont 1987
1954 Nat Campana 1975
1955 Keith Jampolis 1983
Earl Steinman 2004
1956 Roland Massimino 1983
1957 Alan McLam 1981
1959 Clyde Lord 1974
Bob Kuchar 1985
1960 Charlie Isles 1976
1961 Joseph Barry 1982
1963 Benny Becton 1980
Jack Shabel 1990
Richard Ader 2017
1965 Charles Foster 1984
1965 Ralph D'Altilia 1988
1966 Layne Higgs 1982
Milt Goggans 2018
1969 David Lapointe 1981
1970 Frank Martiniuk 1980
Sandy Magid 1996
1977 Warren Prehmus 1987
1982 Michael Evelti 1992
Jeff Brown 1993
1989 Joe Calavita 2000
1991 Matt Johnson 2001
1992 Kevin Roberson 1993
Kenny White 2002
1996 Eddie Benton 2006
Erik Nelson 2009
2001 Tony Orciari 2011
2002 Trevor Gaines 2012
2005 T.J. Sorrentine 2015
Taylor Coppenrath 2015

PostseasonEdit

NCAA tournament resultsEdit

The Catamounts have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament seven times. Their combined record is 2–7.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
2003 #16 First Round #1 Arizona L 51–80
2004 #15 First Round #2 Connecticut L 53–70
2005 #13 First Round
Second Round
#4 Syracuse
#5 Michigan State
W 60–57 OT
L 61–72
2010 #16 First Round #1 Syracuse L 56–79
2012 #16 First Four
First Round
#16 Lamar
#1 North Carolina
W 71–59
L 58–77
2017 #13 First Round #4 Purdue L 70–80
2019 #13 First Round #4 Florida State L 69-76

NIT resultsEdit

The Catamounts have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) four times. Their combined record is 0–4.

Year Round Opponent Result
2007 First Round Kansas State L 57–59
2011 First Round Cleveland State L 60–63
2014 First Round Georgia L 56–63
2018 First Round Middle Tennessee L 64–91

CBI resultsEdit

The Catamounts have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) four times. Their combined record is 5–4.

Year Round Opponent Result
2009 First Round
Quarterfinals
Green Bay
Oregon State
W 76–72
L 70–71 OT
2013 First Round Santa Clara L 67–77
2015 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Hofstra
Radford
Louisiana–Monroe
W 85–81
W 78–71
L 65–71
2016 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Western Carolina
Seattle
Nevada
W 79–74
W 73–54
L 72–86

CoachesEdit

Years Coach Win Loss Win % Conference
Titles
NCAA Tournament
Appearances
1906–1908 Thomas Hayes 12 9 .571 - -
1920–1921 P.A. Larned 10 5 .667 - -
1921–25 Thomas Keady 56 15 .789 - -
1925–1928 W.J. McAvoy 33 23 .589 - -
1928–1929 Claire Cayward 7 10 .412 - -
1929–1930 K.L. Berry 4 16 .200 - -
1930–1931 Howard Prentice 4 13 .235 - -
1931–1934 J.H. Burke 16 27 .372 - -
1934–1940 John Sabo 50 34 .595 - -
1940–1943
1945–1965
John C. Evans 260 196 .571 1 (Yankee Conference) -
1965–1972 Arthur Loche 69 96 .418 - -
1972–1981 Peter Salzberg 105 128 .441 - -
1981–1986 Bill Whitmore 45 94 .324 - -
1986–2005 Tom Brennan 264 276 .489 3 (America East) 3 (2003, 2004, 2005)
2005–2011 Mike Lonergan 126 68 .649 1 (America East) 1 (2010)
2011–present John Becker 166 77 .683 3 (America East) 3 (2012, 2017, 2019)

Season-by-season resultsEdit

Vermont Catamounts Basketball Season Log
All-Time Conference Record: 432–427 (.503)
All-Time Overall Record: 1268-1126 (.530)

RecordsEdit

All-time leadersEdit

PointsEdit

Rank Player Career Games Average Total
1 Eddie Benton 1992–1996 104 23.8 2,474
2 Taylor Coppenrath 2001–2005 114 21.4 2,442
3 T.J. Sorrentine 2000–2005 120 16.8 2,013
4 Mike Trimboli 2005–2009 126 15.9 2,008
5 Marqus Blakely 2006–2010 129 14.5 1,875
6 Tony Orciari 1997–2001 109 16.0 1,743
7 Mike Evelti 1978–1982 107 15.9 1,697
8 Trae Bell-Haynes 2014–2018 139 11.7 1,629
9 Kevin Roberson 1988–1992 112 13.4 1,503
10 Joe Calavita 1984–1989 109 13.4 1,503

AssistsEdit

Rank Player Career Games Average Total
1 Brian Voelkel 2010–2014 134 5.0 679
2 Mike Trimboli 2005–2009 126 5.0 624
3 Kenny White 1988–1992 114 4.9 565
4 T.J. Sorrentine 2000–2005 120 4.6 548
5 Trae Bell-Haynes 2014–2018 139 3.7 518
6 Howard Hudson 1982–1986 102 5.0 511
7 Eddie Benton 1992–1996 102 4.4 458
8 David Roach 1996–2000 106 4.1 435
9 Jeff Brown 1978–1982 105 4.1 428
10 Corey Wielgus 1977–1982 101 3.4 341

ReboundsEdit

Rank Player Career Games Average Total
1 Brian Voelkel 2010–2014 134 8.7 1,168
2 Kevin Roberson 1988–1992 112 9.4 1,054
3 Marqus Blakely 2006–2010 129 8.1 1,044
4 Benny Becton 1960–1963 66 14.9 986
5 Trevor Gaines 1998–2002 111 7.9 880
6 Taylor Coppenrath 2001–2005 114 7.4 839
7 Erik Nelson 1994–1998 103 7.7 795
8 Milt Goggins 1963–1966 61 12.1 740
9 Mike Evelti 1978–1982 107 6.9 735
10 Joe Calavita 1984–1989 109 6.5 712

Results against nationally ranked opponentsEdit

Vermont has played a ranked opponent 32 times, going 2–30.[3]

Date Opponent
December 7, 1973 at No. 6 North Carolina State L 42–97
December 8, 1973 at No. 13 North Carolina L 48–103
October 29, 1973 at No. 10 Vanderbilt L 56–91
December 21, 1976 at No. 2 Notre Dame L 48–89
December 30, 1978 vs. No. 12 Texas A&M L 76–104
December 28, 1979 at No. 1 Duke L 67–92
December 3, 1988 at No. 18 Villanova L 58–80
November 19, 1999 at No. 8 Connecticut L 52–89
November 29, 1999 at No. 15 Ohio State L 51–74
December 21, 2000 at No. 21 Notre Dame L 86–96
December 19, 2002 at No. 23 North Carolina L 54–80
March 20, 2003 vs. No. 1 Arizona % L 51–80
March 18, 2004 vs. No. 9 Connecticut % L 53–70
November 19, 2004 at No. 1 Kansas L 61–68
March 18, 2005 vs. No. 11 Syracuse % W 60–57OT
March 20, 2005 vs. No. 13 Michigan State % L 61–72
November 23, 2005 vs. No. 22 Nevada L 62–77
November 13, 2006 at No. 14 Boston College W 77–63
December 6, 2008 at No. 3 Pittsburgh L 51–80
March 19, 2010 vs. No. 3 Syracuse % L 56–79
December 8, 2010 vs. No. 18 Brigham Young $ L 58–86
December 7, 2011 at No. 22 Saint Louis L 43–62
March 16, 2012 vs. No. 4 North Carolina % L 58–77
November 13, 2012 at No. 23 Connecticut L 49–67
November 24, 2013 at No. 6 Duke L 90–91
November 15, 2015 at No. 23 Purdue L 79–107
December 1, 2016 at No. 20 South Carolina L 50–68
December 21, 2016 at No. 13 Butler L 69–81
March 16, 2017 vs. No. 15 Purdue % L 70–80
November 12, 2017 at No. 5 Kentucky L 69–72
November 12, 2018 at No. 2 Kansas L 68-84
March 21, 2019 vs. No. 10 Florida State % L 69-76
 % NCAA Tournament game
$ in Glens Falls, New York

MediaEdit

The Catamounts receive regular television, newspaper and radio coverage throughout the year. All home conference games are broadcast on ESPN3, while radio broadcasts can be heard on WCPV (101.3 ESPN). Three television stations – WCAX-TV, WFFF-TV, and WPTZ – provide local coverage, while The Burlington Free Press provides extensive reporting of Vermont basketball, as well.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vermont Athletic Style Guide" (PDF). September 1, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "MBB Record Book" (PDF). University of Vermont. Retrieved 2010-12-02.
  3. ^ http://www.collegepollarchive.com/mbasketball/index.cfm#.Upv4MsRDuSo