Vermont starts their 2012-2013 season on November 9 in Albany against Siena. With that first step, the Catamounts look to match last season's run. They return 69% of last season's minutes and will look to fill the gap with the output of four incoming freshmen.
The Vermont offense will suffer from a 58.6% drop in three-point shooting, the largest gap that the team will need to fill. Following that is scoring, where they lost 41.4% of last year's output.
Vermont finished last season with an overall record of 20-11 and placed 2nd in the America East with a conference record of 13-3. In the postseason, the Catamounts won the America East tournament, beating Stony Brook, 51-43. In the NCAA Tournament, they were seeded 16th and lost in the second round to North Carolina, 77-58. Vermont lost last year's seniors Matt Glass (25 minutes per game) and Pat Bergmann (9 MPG). The Catamounts will also go without Four McGlynn (transferred to Towson), Chris Santo (2 MPG), Ryan McKeaney (1 MPG), and Jon Angstadt (1 MPG).
The Catamounts bring back junior Brian Voelkel (5.1 assists/game), junior Sandro Carissimo (2.4 assists/game), junior Brendan Bald (7.6 points/game), junior Luke Apfeld (9.9 points/game), and junior Clancy Rugg (5.0 points/game).
The Catamounts recruited incoming freshmen including 6-3 Troy Davine, 6-5 Brendan Kilpatrick, 6-5 Harrison Taggart, and 6-9 Ethan O`Day. The team also picks up 6-4 junior Candon Rusin (transferred from Marist), 6-10 junior Ryan Pierson (transferred from Northeastern), 6-3 senior Trey Blue (transferred from Illinois State), and 6-7 junior Hector Harold (transferred from Pepperdine). Vermont kicks off America East play on January 2nd at New Hampshire.
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- Vermont has had 4 consecutive 20+ win seasons.
- Since 2002, Vermont has an overall winning percentage of 66.8%. The Catamounts have been improving over the last 5 years with an overall winning percentage of 67.0%.
- The Catamounts have an average conference finish of 2.2 over the last 5 seasons. Over the past 16 the team has an average finish of 3.1.
- The average final RPI (last year) of opponents on this year's schedule is 236.1.
- This year's opponent with the highest RPI from last year is Connecticut (#33).
- This year's opponent with the lowest RPI from last year is Binghamton (#344).
- The last time Vermont returned more than 67% of the team's statistical production was 2008-2009.
, Pat Bergmann
, Four McGlynn
, Chris Santo
, Ryan McKeaney
, Jon Angstadt
, Brian Voelkel
, Sandro Carissimo
, Brendan Bald
, Luke Apfeld
, Clancy Rugg
, Troy Davine
, Brendan Kilpatrick
, Harrison Taggart
, Ethan O`Day
, Candon Rusin
, Ryan Pierson
, Trey Blue
, Hector Harold