WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Clancy Rugg led a balanced scoring attack with 13 points as Vermont beat Hartford on the road for the 12th straight time, 67-60 on Wednesday,.
Sandro Carissimo had 11 and Candon Rusin and Brian Voelkel added 10 apiece for Vermont (13-9, 7-1 America East). The Catamounts made 19 of 26 from the free throw line, while the Hawks made 52.4 percent of their 21 attempts.
Hartford cut it to 61-55 with 1:19 left on a Taylor Dyson basket, but on Vermont' next possession, Carissimo drove the lane for an insurmountable eight-point lead.
Vermont has now won 23 of the last 25 meetings in the 63 games between the two programs. The teams split last season's games, as Hartford ended a 15-game losing streak to Vermont.
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