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Vermont tops UMass Lowell 88-77 in America East opener

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) Ernie Duncan poured in a season-high 32 points on 10-of-11 shooting and Drew Urquhart notched his first double-double of the season as Vermont defeated UMass Lowell 88-77 on Thursday night in an America East Conference opener.

Vermont (10-5) won its sixth straight conference opener.

Duncan was 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range and made all seven of his free throws. Urquhart made 7 of 10 shots and scored a career-best 19 and tied his career high with 12 rebounds. Payton Henson added 15 points for Vermont, which shot 59 percent from the floor, 50 percent from 3-point range and won the rebound battle 33-20.

Vermont led 43-35 at halftime. Thomas hit a jumper to pull the River Hawks within 61-60 midway through the second half, but Duncan had 15 points and Urquhart scored seven over the final nine minutes to preserve the win.

Jahad Thomas scored 30 points with four rebounds, four assists and four steals for the River Hawks (6-8), who lost their conference opener for the first time in four years.

Rinardo Perry added 15 points for UMass Lowell, which shot 53 percent from the floor but just 5 of 19 (26 percent) from long range.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Vermont 10-5 434588
home team logo UMass Lowell 6-8 354277
Team Stats
away team logo Vermont 10-5 76.4 PPG 37.6 RPG 12.4 APG
home team logo UMass Lowell 6-8 81.2 PPG 40.7 RPG 16.4 APG
Key Players
3
A. Lamb 20.9 PPG 7.5 RPG 2.1 APG 51.2 FG%
23
C. Lutete 17.4 PPG 8.1 RPG 1.6 APG 54.3 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
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