ALBANY, N.Y. -- Clancy Rugg went 6 of 8 from the field and finished with game-highs of 14 points and 10 rebounds as Vermont pulled away to beat Albany 50-43 Saturday night.
Trailing 33-22 with 11:35 to play, Albany went on a 17-5 run to take a 39-38 lead with 4:10 on the clock. Mike Black capped the run with a 3-pointer then a three-point play.
The Great Danes then went cold from the floor and the Catamounts pulled away with nine straight points- four from Clancy -- to go on top 49-37 with 30 seconds left.
Albany went 3:18 without a point until Black converted a free throw with 24 seconds remaining.
Black led the Great Danes with 13 points (16-6, 5-3).
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.