COL BKB: Vermont 71, Lamar 59

March 14, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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DAYTON, Ohio, March 14 (UPI) -- Freshman guard Four McGlynn scored 18 points Wednesday, boosting Vermont into the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 71-59 win over Lamar.

The Catamouts have won 15 out of 16 games.

Vermont, which defeated America East Conference regular-season champ Stony Brook in the finals of the league tournament to earn its NCAA berth, will next meet Midwest Region No. 1 seed North Carolina in Greensboro, N.C., Friday.

Lamar held a three-point lead with 12:48 to play in the first half, but managed only nine more points during the rest of the period and trailed at intermission 30-21. The Cardinals came no closer than seven the rest of the way.

The setback for Lamar quickly ended the initial appearance in the NCAA Tournament as a head coach for Pat Knight, son of former Army, Indiana and Texas Tech coach Bob Knight.

The younger Knight completed his first season at Lamar (23-12).

Matt Glass added 11 points and Sandro Carissimo had 10 for Vermont (24-11), which is in the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years. Lamar was led by Devon Lamb with 16 points.

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