Vermont wins first game on Tom Brennan Court
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Drew Urquhart scored 13 on Monday night and Vermont followed the Tom Brennan Court dedication with an 81-57 win over Siena.
Vermont honored Brennan, who coached the Catamounts from 1986-2005, by naming the center court of Patrick Gymnasium after him in a ceremony before tipoff.
Brennan is the program leader in wins and games coached. He led the team to their first three America East championships from 2003-05 and oversaw the upset of Big East champion Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament.
Members of the basketball community, including Bob Ryan and John Feinstein, shared their recollections and congrats on video .
The Catamounts (7-4) scored the first 10 points of the game and led the entire way. Vermont led 45-29 at the break and by no less than 13 in the second half.
Everett Duncan and Stef Smith added 12 points each, Anthony Lamb scored 11, and Trae Bell-Haynes and Ernie Duncan had 10 each for the Catamounts.
Ahsante Shivers had 17 points and Nico Clareth scored 16 for Siena (2-8).