A Guy Named Four Led Vermont to a First Four Win
The Catmounts dispatched the Cardinals, 71-59, earning the right to play North Carolina on Friday. There were no world leaders in the stands. There was no remarkable moment. Perhaps the basketball gods were reminding us that sometimes you just watch two middling teams battle it out.
That’s to take nothing away from Vermont, which notched its second victory in NCAA tournament history. It’s just that this one is in no way as memorable as an upset of Syracuse in 2005.
Four McGlynn lead the way, scoring 18 points, but he got some help from his benchmates. The Catamounts bench accounted for 35 points while the Cardinals reserves chipped in only five.