Nov. 18, 2008
BURLINGTON, Vt. - A few years back, Vermont upset Syracuse and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. It appears the Catamounts may have the talent to make another Cinderella run this March. Colin McIntosh and Maurice Joseph each scored 17 points as UVM topped Yale 89-58 before a crowd of 2,398 at Patrick Gym. Ross Morin paced the Bulldogs with 13 points.
Vermont, which lost a heartbreaker in overtime to George Mason on Saturday in its season opener, shot 66.7 percent from the field in the first half to build a 45-29 lead.
Mike Trimboli added 16 points and seven assists and Joey Accaoui had 10 points for UVM.
Garrett Fiddler scored a career-high 11 points for the Bulldogs (0-2). Travis Pinick had eight points and a team-high five rebounds. Alex Zampier scored seven points and Jordan Gibson chipped in with six.
Yale forced 21 Vermont turnovers, but committed 27. The Bulldogs shot 44.7 percent from the field in the game.
The score was tied 10-10 after five minutes, but the Catamounts scored the next eight points. The lead grew to as many as 22 points before Yale closed the half with a 6-0 run, capped by a Pinick three-pointer with 33 seconds left. Yale got to within 13 on a Zampier three-pointer early in the second half, but Vermont outscored the Bulldogs 21-7 over the next 10 minutes to seal the victory.
Vermont's victory evened the all-time series at 10 wins apiece. Yale defeated the Catamounts 86-76 last year in New Haven.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Friday when they play at Portland. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. PST. Yale then takes on Oregon State next Monday night.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity