Blakely’s double-double leads Vermont past UNC Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP)—Marqus Blakely had 19 points and 19 rebounds to lead Vermont past North Carolina-Wilmington 84-73 on Saturday night.

Five Catamounts scored in double figures in snapping the Seahawks’ four-game winning streak and sending them to 0-3 all-time in BracketBuster games.

Mike Trimboli had 15 points, Joey Accaoui scored 13, Nick Vier finished with 12 and Kyle Cieplicki added 11 for Vermont (14-13), which shot 50 percent and won its second straight.

T.J. Carter had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead UNC Wilmington (18-11), which entered having won nine of 11 but shot 41 percent and made just 6-of-21 attempts from 3-point range.

Vladimir Kuljanin finished with 11 points and Todd Hendley and Daniel Fountain each scored 10 for the Seahawks.

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Marqus Blakely Marqus Blakely
7-13,  19 Pts
19 Rebs, 5 Assists
 N.C. Wilmington
T.J. Carter T.J. Carter
8-14,  24 Pts
10 Rebs, 3 Assists

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