Vermont vs Illinois State

Vermont comes back to beat Illinois St. 87-76

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Sandro Carissimo scored 24 points as Vermont erased a 12-point halftime deficit to beat Illinois State 87-76 in the Golden Gate Challenge Wednesday night.

Illinois State (1-4) shot a blistering 55.2 percent in the first half on their way to a 43-31 lead. Vermont (2-5) found their footing in the second half and began chipping away at that lead.

Carissimo drained two 3-pointers as part of a 15-5 run, and the Catamounts cut the lead to 56-55. The Redbirds responded with a small run, holding on to the lead.

Hector Harold drained a 3-pointer with around seven minutes left, tying the game at 63. Tied at 65, Vermont ripped off a 16-4 run to open a 79-67 lead with 2:58 left. Clancy Rugg scored 10 of his 21 points during the run. His total matched his career high.

The Redbirds never recovered.

Zach Lofton led Illinois State with 19 points.

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Scoreboard
Vermont (2-5) «315687
Illinois State (1-4)433376

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America East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Albany0-010-2125
Binghamton0-07-4244
Vermont0-07-458
UMBC0-07-5230
UMass Lowell0-05-5301
Hartford0-05-6307
Stony Brook0-04-7233
Maine0-03-8316
New Hamp.0-02-8344

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Loyola-Chi.0-010-1101
Evansville0-08-290
N. Iowa0-08-216
Valparaiso0-08-272
Bradley0-07-2130
Missouri St.0-09-3120
Drake0-05-5209
Indiana St.0-05-5214
So. Illinois0-04-4237
Illinois St.0-04-693
 
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