America East Quarterfinals: Vermont Comes Back, Albany Rolls

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Vermont had a little scare in the first half of its quarterfinal game, but came back to get to the semifinals. They will face the Great Danes of Albany, which had no issues in its first game. Here is a recap of the early action.

Vermont Into Semifinals

Vermont took its first step to advancing to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday by running past Hew Hampshire, 77-60.

It wasn't easy after New Hampshire held an 8-point lead with seven minutes to go in the first half. But the Catamounts went on a 16-point run to end the half and the Wildcats were held without a basket until after the break.

Brian Voelkel ended the day with a triple-double, compiling 10 points, 14 boards and 10 assists in the win. Clancy Rugg and Candon Rusin each had 15 points for Vermont.

New Hampshire was led by Patrick Konan, who scored 19 points off the bench for the Wildcats. Jordon Bronner added 14 points.

Albany Likes Home Court Advantage

The Great Danes didn't need to worry about traveling for the America East Tournament and showed how comfortable they are at home. Albany took out UMBC in a rout, 86-56, to advance to the semifinals and a showdown with top-seeded Vermont.

Peter Hooley had a fantastic day shooting, going 12-for-16 from the floor, including 5 of 6 from behind the arc. He finished with 30 points. Sam Rowley added 15 more as the Great Danes shot 56 percent from the floor.

Rodney Elliott and Quentin Jones each had 18 points for the Retrievers in the loss.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Mid-Major Madness

You must be a member of Mid-Major Madness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mid-Major Madness. You should read them.

Join Mid-Major Madness

You must be a member of Mid-Major Madness to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mid-Major Madness. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker