Vermont (17-9) Squares Off with Canisius (17-10)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Canisius 30 49 79 +3.5
  Vermont 38 49 87 -3.5
Sat, Feb 23 2013, 01:00 PM

Patrick Gym
Burlington, VT
Attendance: 2,198
TV: ESPN3.com

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On Saturday, Vermont plays host to Canisius at Patrick Gym. Tipoff is at 1 p.m. EST and it can be seen on ESPN3.com. The Catamounts have not played the Golden Griffins since the 1990-91 season, when they fell 79-64.

The Catamounts got past Maine 73-61 on Feb. 20 with the help of 16 points from Sandro Carissimo. In addition to his 10.1 points per game, he is also chipping in 2.8 rebounds per game. For the Golden Griffins, Chris Manhertz finished with 6 points and 8 rebounds in the 68-59 win over St. Peter's on Feb. 16. He is averaging 7.7 points per game and leads the team in rebounds with 8.9 per game. A key area of strength for Canisius is effective field goal percentage at 52.5 percent, which ranks first in their conference (and 42nd nationally).

StatSmack! Vermont is better than Canisius
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Vermont currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (995 to 965) than Canisius, per the NCAA.
  • Vermont has more wins over the last 5 years than Canisius (129 vs. 69).
  • Last year the top-ranking players between the two conferences for points, free throws made, and three-pointers were in the America East.
  • The Vermont basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Canisius (88 percent vs. 67 percent).
CANI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Billy Baron 35 17 4 5 1 0 3
C+ Jordan Heath 27 10 6 1 1 2 1
C+ H. Washington 32 13 3 2 1 0 3
C+ Chris Manhertz 28 8 9 0 1 1 2
C+ Isaac Sosa 26 12 2 1 1 0 1
C- Alshwan Hymes 19 7 2 1 1 0 2
D+ Josiah Heath 16 3 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Reggie Groves 13 4 1 2 1 0 1
D+ Freddy Asprilla 11 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Tyrel Edwards 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
UVM Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Brian Voelkel 31 6 9 5 1 0 2
C+ Clancy Rugg 28 11 6 1 1 0 1
C S. Carissimo 30 10 3 2 1 0 1
C Luke Apfeld 23 11 4 1 1 0 1
C Ethan O`Day 22 7 4 1 1 1 1
C Trey Blue 21 8 2 1 1 0 2
C- Candon Rusin 23 8 2 0 0 0 2
D B. Kilpatrick 11 3 1 0 0 0 1
D Josh Elbaum 15 2 2 1 1 0 1
D Ben Crenca 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Troy Davine 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

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America East Standings

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 1Vermont 22-11 15-1
2 Stony Brook 23-11 13-3
3 Hartford 17-16 10-6
4 Albany 19-15 9-7
5 UMass-Lowell 10-18 8-8
6 UMBC 9-21 5-11
7 Binghamton 7-23 4-12
7 Maine 6-23 4-12
7 New Hampshire 6-24 4-12
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#2 Luke Apfeld Sr F 6-7 215
#12 S. Carissimo Sr G 6-2 170
#0 Troy Davine So G 6-3 185
#14 Josh Elbaum Sr G 6-3 195
#5 Hector Harold Jr F 6-7 205
#15 B. Kilpatrick So G/F 6-5 205
#32 Ethan O`Day So F 6-9 205
#3 Ryan Pierson Jr F/C 6-10 240
#31 Clancy Rugg Sr F 6-8 195
#21 Candon Rusin Sr G 6-4 190
#34 Kurt Steidel Fr F 6-6 185
#24 H. Taggart Fr G/F 6-5 190
#1 Brian Voelkel Sr F 6-6 210
#4 Naasir Williams Fr G 5-9 165
#20 Dre Willis Fr G 6-1 175