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America East Basketball News & Notes

The final set of games are set for this Tuesday night. All that is left to be decided is where everyone will be playing come Saturday. With that in mind, here is the last installment of notes for the season.

The Vermont Catamounts (23-6) have captured their third straight #AEHoops regular-season title. Their win last Saturday over Stony Brook clinched the championship for them. Vermont sits in a very good position because with the conference crown, they will have home court in the playoffs for as long as they are alive. It’s only the fifth time a program has won three in a row, and just the second time a team has won three consecutive outright crowns. The other team is Drexel.

Vermont continues to move up in the collegeinsider.com Top 25. This week the Catamounts are at #13. Stony Brook (23-7) is still in the poll. The Seawolves are at #20 heading into their final regular season game.

Anthony Lamb, of Vermont, is averaging 21.1 points per game this season. That number is good for #30th in the nation. Lamb is also ranked in the top ten in Player Efficiency rating at 33.1.

Maryland-Baltimore County has earned the number three seed for the upcoming playoffs. It’s the first time in program history it has earned three seeds in consecutive seasons.

Hartford, putting on a late-season surge, has won four in a row and six of its last seven games. The Hawks can have the number two seed with a win over Stony Brook on Tuesday night. If the Hawks can defeat the Seawolves and get that seed, it would be their highest since 2008.

The Player of the week is Hartford’s senior big man George Blagojevic. He averaged 27 points, seven rebounds, and one and a half blocks in a prefect two and zero week for the Hawks. George shot 68 percent from the field (26-for-38) and had a career night vs Binghamton when he went for 32 points on 16-of-18 shooting. This is Blagojevic’s second honors of the season and of his career.

the Rookie of the week is no stranger to this award. Sam Sessom of Binghamton, earned his league best seventh honor of the season. The seven times is tied for the third most in conference history. Sam averaged 23.5 points, three and a half rebounds, and five and a half assists in a 1-1 week for his team. Sessom shot 53% from the floor, (17-for-32) and tied a program record when he went for 34 points in a losing cause vs Hartford last week.

That is all the news for this season in America East. Hope you enjoyed it.

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