BOSTON (AP) -- Taylor Coppenrath scored 28 points and T.J.
Sorrentine added 14 points as Vermont won its fourth straight,
75-60 over Northeastern on Wednesday night.
Northeastern (6-6, 2-1 America East) had no answer for
Coppenrath and the rest of Vermont's frontcourt without freshman
forward Shawn James, who leads NCAA Division I with 5.4 blocks per
game, but has been suspended indefinitely because of academic
difficulties.Coppenrath, the two-time America East Player of the Year, scored
18 points in the second half as the Catamounts outrebounded
Northeastern 46-31 and outscored them 40-16 in the paint.Northeastern pulled within 51-47 with 11:38 to play, but Vermont
(7-3, 3-0) went on an 11-0 run to put the game out of reach.
Germain Mopa Njila led the way with a pair of breakaway dunks, and
the Huskies never got closer than nine.The Catamounts broke open a back-and-forth game with a 14-0 run
near the end of the first half to pull ahead 32-22. The Huskies
pulled within 38-30 at halftime.Jose Juan Barea led Northeastern with 22 points and Aaron Davis