Maryland-Baltimore County vs Vermont

Vermont 85, UMBC 72


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Candon Rusin scored 18 points and three others hit double figures to help Vermont beat Maryland-Baltimore County 85-72 Sunday and advance to its third America East Conference championship game in four years.

Luke Apfeld and Ethan O'Day added 16 points apiece and Clancy Rugg chipped in 11 for the Catamounts (21-10), who trailed 40-37 at intermission.

UMBC (8-23) pushed its lead to 50-42 5 minutes into the second half. But Rusin followed a 3-pointer with a four-point play, and Apfeld converted a three-point play to give Vermont the lead for good, 52-50.

The Catamounts, defending AEC champions, never trailed from there, making 10 of 20 shots and 11 free throws over the final 11 minutes.

Ryan Cook scored 20 points and Chase Plummer and Joey Getz each had 11 for the Retrivers, who shot 45 percent (23 of 51) but committed 17 turnovers.

Vermont dished 16 assists to 10 turnovers.

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Maryland-Baltimore County Retrievers
C. Plummer, F303-96-830313
A. Satchell, F253-80-08246
R. Cook, G357-124-445320
Q. Jones, G332-50-03036
B. Neller, G273-92-221411
M. Garner240-00-01020
J. Getz184-62-221313
A. Morgan81-20-02003
Totals 23-5114-162692272
Vermont Catamounts
C. Rugg, F332-27-751211
B. Voelkel, F322-44-65718
E. O'Day, F258-100-050416
S. Carissimo, G312-82-32307
T. Blue, G163-80-10027
C. Rusin245-113-301018
L. Apfeld225-76-651216
J. Elbaum90-20-04120
B. Kilpatrick81-10-02212
Totals 28-5322-2630161485
America East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Stony Brook14-226-760
New Hamp.11-520-13177
UMass Lowell7-911-18261
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WISC 63 Final
PSU 60
VCU 76 Final
ILL 55 Final
IND 72 Final
NW 61 Final