Vermont Plays on NBC Sports Tuesday, Albany Improves to 5-2 With Win Monday
The lone game on Tuesday's America East men's basketball slate will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network when Vermont travels to Harvard to face the Crimson at 7 p.m.
Vermont (3-1), which will try to improve to 4-1 for the second time in three years Tuesday, is holding opponents to a conference-best 56.8 points per game. Among the 21 Division I schools in New England, only UConn has more wins since the start of the 2001-02 season than Vermont’s 217.
On Monday, Albany shot 52 percent from the floor and held off a late charge from Wagner to improve to 5-2 with a 66-63 win over the Seahawks, who were picked second in the NEC preseason poll. The Great Danes have matched their best-ever seven game start at the Division I level. They also began 5-2 during the 2008-09 season.
Also Monday, UMBC trailed Marquette by only four at the half Monday, but was outscored 51-22 after the break and fell to 1-3 after a 79-46 loss. Preseason all-league choice Chase Plummer led the Retrievers with 12 points.