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The countdown continues to 11:30am Saturday morning and the America East men's basketball championship game between second seed Vermont and number four Albany at Patrick Gym.

Early this morning, students were lined up outside the UVM Athletic Ticket Office in the lobby of Patrick Gym for their chance to buy tickets to Saturday's game. The ticket booth opened at 9:00am, at 8:30am head coach John Becker and the rest of the UVM men's coaching staff handed out donuts to the students as they waited.

This will be the fifth time Patrick Gym plays host the America East men's basketball championship. The Cats are 3-1 on their home court in the title games, with Taylor Coppenrath and T-J Sorrentine leading Vermont to wins in 2004 and 2005, and Marqus Blakely and company adding another banner to the rafters in 2010.

This year's Cats can't look ahead to the celebration, but head coach John Becker still wants them to enjoy the journey.




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