Team preview: Vermont

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2006-07 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 18, 2006, 11:02 AM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

Vermont billed itself as "the least experienced team in the nation" last season. With five starters returning from a team that made a late push to its fourth straight America East title game, that definitely won't be the case in 2006-07.

A solid frontcourt, the return of reigning America East Rookie-of-the-Year Mike Tromboli, strong leadership and a talented freshman class should allow the Catamounts to contend for a conference title again this season.

"I think we'll be better in the league," coach Mike Lonergan said.


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