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).