McGlynn scores 18 points, Vermont beat Lamar 71-59

By Rusty Miller

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, March 14 2012 6:55 p.m. MDT

Vermont head coach John Becker calls a defense during the first half of an NCAA tournament first-round college basketball game against Lamar, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in Dayton, Ohio.

Al Behrman, Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio — Four McGlynn came off the bench to score 18 points and Vermont grabbed an early lead and hung on to beat Lamar 71-59 on Wednesday night in a first-round NCAA tournament game.

Matt Glass added 11 points, Sandro Carissimo 10 and Brian Voelkel had 12 rebounds to help the Catamounts earn a spot against top-seeded North Carolina on Friday in Greensboro, N.C.

The Catamounts (24-11) shot 50 percent from the field, blending an inside presence with McGlynn's touch from the perimeter.

Devon Lamb and Mike James each had 16 points for Lamar (23-12), which had won six in a row since first-year coach Pat Knight ripped his seniors after a loss in late February.

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