Men’s Hoops: Bad Shooting Day Sends Cats to 65-52 Loss at Yale

Courtesy Vermont Sports Information

NEW HAVEN, CT. –– Anthony Lamb registered a team-high 18 points, but Vermont (6-3) fell to Yale (6-3) 65-52 on Sunday afternoon at John J. Lee Amphitheater. The setback snaps a three-game winning streak against the Bulldogs.

“It was a tough loss today,” Cioffi Men’s Basketball Head Coach John Becker said. “I have to give Yale credit because they played like a team to beat us.”

Yale opened the game on a 12-0 run led by Paul Atkinson who produced a game-high 23 points. Lamb drilled a three-pointer for the Catamounts to stop the run, but the Bulldogs led 23-10 at the midway point of the first half.
UVM answered with a 15-6 run in the final 10 minutes of the frame and cut the deficit to four. Everett Duncan had five points to lead the run as the Green and Gold trailed 29-25 at the break.
Atkinson’s scoring continued in the second half as Yale came out of the locker room on a 10-4 surge before the first media timeout. The Bulldogs extended their lead to a 13-point margin with 7:48 remaining on the clock.
Vermont pulled to within seven points on a Robin Duncan layup with 1:16 left, but Yale’s free throws put the game out of reach.
UVM shot just 35.6% from the floor and an even worse 17.9% (5 of 28) from three point range in the defeat.

Lamb’s 18-point outing was complimented with a team-high seven rebounds. The captain dished out a pair of assists while tallying three steals and two blocks on the defensive end. But he was only 2 of 12 from beyond the arc.
Everett Duncan shot 3-for-8 from the field for nine points. He matched Lamb’s rebound total, including two boards on the offensive glass.
Ryan Davis added eight points off the bench and hauled in four of his six rebounds on the offensive end of the floor.

Vermont continues the road trip at Cincinnati on Tuesday (Dec. 3). The opening tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. and can be seen on CBS Sports Network. CBS Sports Network is located on channel 221 for DirecTV viewers and channel 158 for Dish Network users. For local Xfinity subscribers, CBS Sports Network can be found on channel 175. Fans can also watch the game online at CBS All-Access with a paid subscription. The non-conference clash can be heard on the Vermont Sports Network, from Learfield IMG College, on 101.3 The Game or online at Catamounts All-Access with Jake Marsh on the call.

There are several Watch Parties throughout the Burlington area and around the country. The UVM Alumni House is hosting a watch party on campus. The event is free and open to the public and no RSVP is required. There are also Watch Parties setup through the Alumni Association in six other states, for more information click here.