Monday, March 15, 2010

UVM is back in the Big Dance!

After winning the America East Conference with a defeat over Boston University this Saturday, the UVM men's basketball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament! This Friday night, the Catamounts- who are seeded number 16 in the tournament- will play the number 1 seeded Syracuse University in Buffalo, New York. UVM has not played in the tournament since their suprise defeat over Syracuse in 2005. This tournament appearance will mark only the fourth time in school history that UVM has made it to the NCAA Tournament!

If Vermont can pull off another defeat over Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament, it will be the first time in the history of the tournament that a number 1 seed has defeated a number 16 seed! (When UVM defeated Syracuse in 2005 they were the number 14 seed.)

Although defeating Syracuse on Friday will be no easy feat, I will be watching (with fingers crossed) to see if the Catamounts can repeat history and once again eliminate Syracuse in the first round!

*In case you missed Marqus Blakely's amazing dunk on Saturday, you can view it by clicking here.*

For more information on the Catamounts or ticketing information, click here.

-Jamie Wright, REALTOR


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