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UMass-Lowell take on Vermont after Hikim’s 20-point exit

UMass-Lowell River Hawks (14-13, 6-9 America East) at Vermont Catamounts (23-5, 15-1 America East)

Burlington, Vermont; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTS BETTING LINE: Vermont -16.5; plus/minus is 134.5

BOTTOM LINE: UMass-Lowell takes on the Vermont Catamounts after Ayinde Hikim scored 20 points in UMass-Lowell’s 67-50 win over the Stony Brook Seawolves.

The Catamounts are 12-0 in home games. Vermont is second in the America East with 24.6 defensive rebounds per game led by Isaiah Powell with a 5.5 average.

The River Hawks are 6-9 against opponents America East. UMass-Lowell is 6-8 against over .500 opponents.

The teams are playing for the second time in conference this season. The Catamounts won the final game 78-67 on Feb. 5. Ben Shungu scored 24 points to help lead the Catamounts to victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Powell is averaging 9.1 points and 6.4 rebounds for the Catamounts. Shungu is averaging 17.6 points over Vermont’s last 10 games.

Hikim is averaging 10.1 points for the River Hawks. Allin Blunt is averaging 13.5 points over the last 10 games for UMass-Lowell.

LAST 10 GAMES: Catamounts: 9-1, averaged 77.7 points, 30.9 rebounds, 15.8 assists, 5.0 steals and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 52.0 percent from the field . Their opponents are averaging 61.0 points per game.

River Hawks: 4-6, averaging 69.6 points, 30.5 rebounds, 11.3 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.6 percent from the field. Their opponents average 67.9 points.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.