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Know Your 16 Seed: Vermont

Posted on: March 14, 2010 11:10 pm
Edited on: March 15, 2010 10:33 am

The University of Vermont and State Agriculture College

The University of Vermont and State Agriculture College, or the University of Vermont for short, is a national public research university and the state of Vermont's land-grant university.  But most know UVM as 10,000 Phish fans that love peace, love, Mother Earth, and her funny smelling plants.

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Burlington is the largest city in our nation's 45th largest state.  It is known as "The Queen City of Vermont" by Vermonters.

Notable Alumni

Ben Affleck - Matt Damon's husband (Dropped out after one semester)
Trey Anastasio - lead singer for Phish
Eugene Kalkin - founder of Linens 'N Things 

The Catamounts

Because calling themselves the Cougars would really flood the admissions office with young men.  C-A-T-A-M-O-U-N-T-S!  CATAMOUNTS! CATAMOUNTS! CATAMOUNTS!

Mike Lonergan, Head Coach

Lonergan is in his fifth season as head coach at UVM.  He was the America East Coach of the Year in 2007.  More importantly, he has his own website,  That's baller status.

The Starting 5

#12 Nick Vier, Guard, Senior - 5.2 ppg, 2.5 apg
#24 Maurice Joseph, Guard, Senior - 14.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg
#21 Garvey Young, Guard, Sophomore - 7.5 ppg, 4.2 ppg
#32 Evan Fjeld, Forward, Junior - 10.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg
#23 Marqus Blakely, Forward, Senior - 17.2 ppg, 9.1 rpg

How They Got Here

Vermont beat Boston University - who apparently isn't just a hockey team - in the America East Championship.  Reggie Lewis Player of the Year Marqus Blakely scored 24 points, grabbed 18 rebounds, and had 5 assists in the Cats 83-70 win.

How Far Will They Go?

UVM plays #1 Syracuse Friday at 9:30 pm in a very familiar first round matchup.  Vermont upset the Orange in the 4/13 game in the 2005 NCAA tourney.  Will the Catamounts be able to shock the world one more time?  You're damn right they will.

I'm taking the upset.  Vermont will beat Syracuse to advance to the second round in the year of the 16 seed.  You heard it here, folks.

Category: NCAAB

Since: Mar 16, 2010
Posted on: March 16, 2010 2:41 pm

Know Your 16 Seed: Vermont

Keep sniffin' your green and yellow highlighters Drew Franklin.
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Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: March 16, 2010 10:14 am

Know Your 16 Seed: Vermont

New Hampshire, New Jersey, Conneticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island are all smaller in that order by area. Hence our 45th ranking.

Since: Jun 1, 2009
Posted on: March 16, 2010 8:49 am

Know Your 16 Seed: Vermont

Vermont is the 49th state in population, Wyoming is last.  Good call.

Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: March 15, 2010 6:27 pm

Know Your 16 Seed: Vermont

I live just outside of Burlington and have been to several UVM games this year.  A couple of comments about this blog post:
1. Maybe Maurice beats down Kris, but UVM will not beat Syracuse, although they prob have the best chance of any of the 16 seeds.  UVM should have prob been a 14 seed.
2. Blakely is a stud!  He just might make Sports Center top 10 again by posterizing someone.
3. NO ONE here calls Burlington "The Queen City of Vermont" - that might be the kind of stuff on Wikipedia, but that is not how we talk in real life.
4. If we are the 45th largest state, who the heck are the 5 states that are smaller???  I know Wyoming is smaller, but we only have about 700,000 people in the whole state...there are 4 others who have less? 

Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: March 15, 2010 3:40 pm

Know Your 16 Seed: Vermont

The only way Vermont beats Syracuse is if Kris Joseph's older brother Maurice puts the Big Bro smack down on him.

Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: March 15, 2010 12:22 pm

Know Your 16 Seed: Vermont

I am originally from Vermont and therefore a Catamount fan. I wish them all the best but there's no way on God's green earth UVM will beat Syracuse.

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