MoJo brings energy to UVM

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That’s the headline for a story about University of Vermont basketball senior Maurice Joseph that appears in today’s Free Press.

Joseph — affectionately known as MoJo — is averaging more than 18 points in UVM’s first three America East games, and his shots again need to be on the mark today when the Catamounts take on Boston U at Patrick Gym in a battle of the top two teams in the league.

As good as MoJo has been with his 3-point shooting this winter, UVM coach Mike Lonergan said he’s been encouraging the senior guard to drive the basket — which in turn, will get him to the foul line, where he’s as automatic as anyone this side of Mike Trimboli.

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Today’s 2 p.m. game will be nationally televised on ESPU. It’s a good time for the cameras to roll, considering the three most electrifying players — BU’s John Holland and Corey Lowe, and UVM’s Marqus Blakely — in the league will be on the floor.

BU (70.4) and Vermont (68.9) lead the America East in scoring average.

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One of the reasons Vermont has won 10 of their last 11 games is rebounding. Over the last five games, the Cats have out-rebounded their opponents by an average of 11.8 per contest. They are 10-0 this season when holding a rebounding edge.

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You can never have enough highlights of Marqus Blakely. In case you missed it, here’s the America East On Campus’ feature on UVM’s senior star:

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