Vermont staves off UC Santa Barbara, 75-68
Vermont never trailed and led 39-31 at halftime. An Ethan O'Day jumper with 10:42 left gave the Catamounts their first double digit lead of the night, 56-45.
A Steidl 3-pointer made 65-51 with 8:06 remaining, the largest lead of the game for Vermont.
Grant Troutt and Jarriersse Blackmon each hit 3's for UC Santa Barbara to cut the lead to six (72-66) with 57 seconds to play, but the Gauchos got no closer.