Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Around the League: 12.02.08

Tuesday's games:

Vermont 88, Dartmouth 71
Despite Alex Barnett's best efforts -- he scored a game-high 32 points for the losing Big Green -- Dartmouth wasn't able to overcome UVM's hot shooting as Marqus Blakely converted 11 of his 13 attempted field goals (including a 3-pointer) for a season and team-high 27 points while Mike Trimboli hit on 9-of-14 for 23. Freshman Garvey Young added a career-high 19 off the bench in a game where the Catamounts (4-2) shot 59.3 percent from the field and Dartmouth connected on 50.9 percent of its shot attempts. While UVM has looked relatively unstoppable in the early going, one disappointment has been the offensive output of Michigan State transfer Maurice Joseph, who's notched double digits just once and is averaging 7.8 points per game.

Stony Brook 60, New Jersey Institute of Technology 39
Can you believe Stony Brook did better against NJIT than Hartford did? That's got to tell you that the Hawks are really struggling. On an unrelated note, it's going to be traumatic for the first team that drops a game to the Highlanders, who have now lost 39 straight games and are 0-6 to start this season. They're averaging 41.8 points per game and shot 30 percent from the floor against the Seawolves, including a 1-of-20 mark from beyond the arc. Stony Brook (3-3) was led by rookie Bryan Dougher who scored a game-high 24 points and recorded the first back-to-back double digit scoring outings of his career, as he netted 15 against Columbia in the game prior. Muhammad El-Amin added 13 points off the bench for SBU. Paulius Skema was NJIT's leading scorer with 11.

Wednesday's games:
New Hampshire vs. Colgate, 7:00 p.m.
Towson vs. Maryland-Baltimore County, 7:05 p.m.

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