Rugg, Vermont take down Albany 50-43



ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Clancy Rugg went 6 of 8 from the field and finished with game-highs of 14 points and 10 rebounds as Vermont pulled away to beat Albany 50-43 Saturday night.

Ethan O’Day and Sandro Carissimo scored 13 points each and Candon Rusin chipped in 10 to help Vermont (13-7, 6-2 America East Conference) win four of its last five games.

Trailing 33-22 with 11:35 to play, Albany went on a 17-5 run to take a 39-38 lead with 4:10 on the clock. Mike Black capped the run with a 3-pointer then a three-point play.

The Great Danes then went cold from the floor and the Catamounts pulled away with nine straight points– four from Clancy — to go on top 49-37 with 30 seconds left.

Albany went 3:18 without a point until Black converted a free throw with 24 seconds remaining.

Black led the Great Danes with 13 points (16-6, 5-3).