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Becker Ball

BURLINGTON, Vt. - There was a time last season when everything was going right for the UVM Men's basketball team.  That includes an America East regular season title.  However, in the conference tournament, injuries plagued the Cats and disappointment would soon follow in a loss to Stony Brook in the America East Semi Finals.  Several weeks later, Head Coach Mike Lonergan left the team, accepting the same position at George Washington.

Assistant Coach John Becker, was promoted to head coach and will now lead 4 returning starters and 10 letterwinners into a brand new season.  Like Lonergan, Becker takes a defensive approach, but he also is looking for a primary scorer on offense.  With Joey Accaoui and Evan Fjeld lost to graduation, players like Brendan Bald and Matt Glass will be asked to step.  Four McGlynn, a freshman guard, could also be a contributor as Vermont tries to finish what it started last season.    

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