BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Mike Trimboli scored 24 points, including some key free throws in the final minute, and the Catamounts came from 13 points behind to beat Buffalo, 78-70, on Saturday.
Vermont trailed 19-6 before going on a 25-11 spurt to take its first lead, 31-30, and led 41-39 at the half. The Catamounts stretched it to 67-51 with 5:12 left before Buffalo scored seven straight points to cut the lead to 74-69 with 53 seconds left.
But Trimboli, who also finished with seven assists, hit four free throws to wrap up the victory.
Rodney Pierce had 21 points for Buffalo (17-8) of the Mid-American Conference, which lost its third straight.
Vermont shot 54 percent from the field while holding Buffalo to 39 percent.