Lamb, Vermont beat UMass-Lowell for 16th straight win
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) Anthony Lamb scored 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting, Trae Bell-Haynes added 18 points, five assists and three steals and Vermont beat Massachusetts-Lowell 87-66 on Wednesday night for its school-record 16th consecutive win.
Payton Henson and Kurt Steidl scored 11 points apiece for the Catamounts (24-5, 14-0 America East), who have also won a program single-season record 14 conference games. Steidl, who grabbed seven boards to give him 502 in his career, became the first Vermont player with at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 made 3-pointers in a career.
Steidl and Bell-Haynes hit back-to-back 3s to cap an 18-3 run that put the Catamounts up by 13 fewer than five minutes in and Lamb hit two 3-pointers during a 7-0 spurt that made it 37-21 with 4:50 left in the half and Vermont led by double figures the rest of the way.
Jahad Thomas tied a career high with 28 points on 13-of-19 shooting for UMass-Lowell (11-18, 5-9).
Vermont shot 62.3 percent from the field and outscored the River Hawks 13-2 from the free-throw line.