BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Despite trailing by as many as ten points in the second half, the UVM men's basketball team rallied for a 71-65 victory over Harvard Saturday night at Patrick Gym. The Cats were led by an other-worldly performance from junior forward Anthony Lamb, who poured in a career high 37 points.
Harvard built a lead primarily using the three ball, with Corey Johnson connecting on five triples in the first half alone. Danilo Djuricic's corner three with 15:33 remaining lifted the Crimson to a 45-35 lead, and at that point, the Cats were in trouble.
But triples from Stef Smith and Everett Duncan allowed Vermont to climb back into the game, and that's when Lamb took over. From the 8:14 mark of the second half until the 1:41 mark, Lamb tallied 18 points on his own, taking UVM from a six-point deficit to a three point lead.
Lamb would finish with 37 on the night, a new career high and the highest total by any Catamount since Taylor Coppenrath scored the same number in the 2005 America East Championship Game.
Ernie Duncan added 14 points as UVM won its fourth straight to get to 7-3 on the year.
Vermont will now be off for the final exam break until Sunday, December 16th when they host Northeastern.