Vermont 90, Harford 73

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP)—Kyle Cieplicki scored 26 points to lead Vermont to a come-from-behind 90-73 victory over Hartford in America East action Sunday.

The Catamounts trailed 50-44 at the half, but bounced back to take their 11th straight win, and 18th in their last 19.

Chris Holm and Martin Klimes gave the Catamounts (23-6 overall, 15-1 America East) a lift in their final regular season home contests. Holm tallied 17 to go with 15 rebounds, breaking the school single-season total in the process. Klimes had nine points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks.

“That was a strange game today, we were up early but I was disappointed that we gave up 50 points at the half,” said Vermont head coach Mike Lonergan. “Kyle was just hot in the first half and kept us in it.”

Hartford (12-17, 6-10) was paced by freshman Joe Zeglinski, who scored 19 of his career-high 24 points in the first half. Zeglinski also finished with five rebounds and five steals.

Sophomore Jaret Von Rosenberg scored 18 points for the Hawks, while Alex Zimnickas added 16.

Vermont will be the top seed in the America East Championship in Boston, while Hartford will be the eighth seed. The Hawks face ninth-seeded Stony Brook in Friday’s first-round game.

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