Hartford heads to Patrick Gym on Sunday to take on Vermont. Tipoff occurs at 2 p.m. EST. The Hawks fell to the Catamounts 49-43 on Jan. 30 and are 0-10 against them over the last four years.
Hartford is in fourth place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with second place Vermont.
The Hawks got past Maryland-Baltimore County 68-56 on Feb. 28 with the help of 16 points and 11 rebounds from John Peterson. While contributing 2.3 rebounds per game, he also scores 4.6 points per game. In a 78-61 blowout of Binghamton on Feb. 28, Brian Voelkel put up 3 points and 11 rebounds for the Catamounts. He leads the team in rebounds with 8.8 per game, assists with 5 per game, and steals with 1.4 per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Vermont is strong in free throw rate at 45.6 percent. This is good enough for first in the conference and sixth in the nation.
StatSmack! Hartford is better than Vermont
Hartford has an average margin of victory of 11 over Vermont in 22 wins since 1985.
The Hartford steals leader (Evan Cooper, 41 steals) has more steals than the Vermont steals leader (Brian Voelkel, 40 steals).
Hartford has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than Vermont this season (Projected SOS Rank: No. 221 vs. No. 235).
Wes Cole is ranked 8th in the America East in three-pointers.