Vermont beats Stony Brook 66-51, goes 16-0 in America East
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Freshman Anthony Lamb scored 19 points as Vermont completed an undefeated America East Conference season by thumping second-place Stony Brook, 66-51 on Saturday afternoon’s Senior Day.
The Catamounts won their 18th consecutive game to extend the second-longest win streak in Division I, behind only No. 1 Gonzaga, and became the first team in conference history to complete a 16-0 season.
Vermont clinched the No. 1 seed into the conference tournament with Wednesday’s victory over Albany.
The 2016-17 Catamounts (26-5, 16-0) are the fourth team in school history to post a 25-win season, and posted 20 wins or more for the ninth straight season.
Payton Henson contributed 12 points for Vermont, which shot 50 percent from the field (26 of 52), including 7 of 16 from beyond the arc.
Stony Brook (17-12, 12-4) got 14 points from Roland Nyama and another 11 from Akwasi Yeboah.