UVM hoops prepares to host America East playoffs


Vermont men’s hoops will be hosting Maine on Saturday for the first round of America East playoffs. Tip off is set for 7 p.m at Patrick Gym. 

The Catamounts are coming off of a win over UMass Lowell on Tuesday. Stef Smith led the Cats with 21 points. Head coach John Becker shared that home court advantage can benefit the team during playoffs. 

“If we can continue with that kind of crowd support and intensity and positivity, I’d imagine it’ll be harder to beat us here at home with that type of crowd. So, they’ve been great all year. We’re gonna need them down the stretch here and that’s why the playoff system we have now is really good. The regular season means a lot and it’s nice to be rewarded with something when you win the league. It’s gonna be a big deal for us” said Becker. 

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