The Vermont Catamounts are aiming for their third consecutive America East college basketball tournament title as they face the UMass Lowell River Hawks. Vermont, the top seed with a 27-6 record, has won both regular-season games against UMass Lowell and defeated them in last year's final. UMass Lowell, the second seed at 22-9, seeks its first conference championship after reaching the final three times in four seasons. Tipoff is at 11 a.m. ET at Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, VT, with Vermont favored by 7 points and the over/under set at 133.5.

By the Numbers
  • Vermont is favored by 7 points in the matchup.
  • The over/under for total points scored is set at 133.5.
Yes, But

Vermont has a strong track record against UMass Lowell, but the River Hawks have shown resilience in reaching the final.

State of Play
  • Vermont aims for a third consecutive tournament title.
  • UMass Lowell seeks its first conference championship after recent final appearances.
  • The game will take place at Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, VT.
What's Next

SportsLine's model predicts an Over on the point total, projecting at least 145 combined points. The model also suggests one side of the spread hitting in over 50% of simulations.

Bottom Line

The Vermont Catamounts face the UMass Lowell River Hawks in a high-stakes America East final showdown, with Vermont aiming for a three-peat and UMass Lowell seeking a breakthrough championship. The game promises to be intense, with both teams showcasing distinct playing styles and strengths.