HAMDEN, Conn. -- Brian Voelkel recodred a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead Vermont past Quinnipiac 53-46 Saturday in nonconference action.
Trey Blue added 13 points off the bench for Vermont (5-3).
After two free throws by Jamee Jackson cut Quinnipiac's (3-5) deficit to 35-34 with 5:58 remaining in the second half, Vermont went on a 12-4 run to take a 47-38 lead with 1:32 left to play. Voelkel sparked the Catamounts with two 3-pointers during the run.
Quinnipiac converted on just 3 field goals in the final 1:30 while Vermont made 6 of 9 free throws in the same time span to close out the game.
Vermont held the advantage from the free throw line in the second half, converting on seven more free throws than Quinnipiac.
Four-star power forward Royce Hamm ended his recruitment on Friday with a commitment to head coach Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns after also considering Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Baylor and Houston among others.
Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes did his best Stone Cold Steve Austin impression and brought the pain to some fellow Badgers.
Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction.