NCAA Tournament 2012: Vermont Takes On Lamar In First Round

Four McGlynn and the No. 16 seeded Vermont Catamounts battle the No. 16 seeded Lamar Cardinals in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, otherwise known as the First Four, at 6:30 p.m. EDT (truTV) on Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio.

Vermont and Lamar have never played each other before. Both have records of 23-11 punched their tickets to the big dance by winning their conference tournaments, with the Catamounts topping Stony Brook to win the America East Tournament and the Cardinals beating McNeese State to win the Southland Conference Tournament.

The Cardinals have an edge in scoring, averaging 73.9 points compared to the Catamounts' 67.2 points. Defensively, the Catamounts allow 60.5 points while Lamar gives up 65.4 points per contest. Vermont has a collective field goal percentage of 44.3 percent while Lamar shoots 43.5 percent as a team.

This is the fifth appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the Catamounts, who most recently made an appearance in 2010 as a No. 16 seed when they lost to No. 1 seed Syracuse, 79-56, in Buffalo, New York. Vermont only has one win all-time in the big dance, defeating then No. 4 seed Syracuse 60-57 in overtime as a No. 13 seed in 2005. The Catamounts were defeated by No. 5 seed Michigan State, 72-61, in the second round.

The winner of Vermont and Lamar will face No. 1 seed North Carolina in the second round.



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