Thursday, January 8, 2009
The America East conference regular season starts tonight for the Catamounts and it could be their toughest game on the schedule.
The Cats went 9-4 during a challenging out of conference schedule highlighted by a 3rd place finish at the Rainbow Classic tournament held in Hawaii in late December. UVM was able to pick up two high quality wins in Hawaii in George Washington of the Atlantic 10 and Colorado of the Big 12.
The Cats start out tonight on the road against Binghamton who, after a rough start to the season, have started to gel and are playing as well as any team in the conference. Binghamton is lead by a barrage of transfers including D.J. Rivera who is currently leading the conference in scoring.
Vermont heads into conference play as the clear favorite to go dancing in March. A strong conference record could also improve their chances of getting a top notch bracketbuster opponent and with that another chance to show the post season committees what kind of team this is.
For the America East, the first place team gets home court advantage for the championship game and automatically gets invited to the NIT tournament.
Game time tonight will be 7:00pm and will be shown regionally on Time Warner Sports and can be watched online at www.bubearcats.tv for $5.