Even as a Vermont fan, this is hard to watch. Joe Zeglinski went off for 33 points in Maine's rough visit to Hartford on Thursday night. The same Joe Zeglinski that Vermont limited to 5 points on 1-11 shooting from the field last week. No other Hartford player had over 8 points.
The problem for Maine may not have been their defense. Zeglinski is streaky, so his torrid shooting from outside (7-14 from 3-point range) can be explained away. The fact that Troy Barnies only shot the ball 5 times is a problem for the Black Bears. Maine also seemed to lack passion on the floor, as they have the past three games. They are falling fast and will be under a lot of pressure to beat Vermont if they want to win the America East regular season crown (something they have never done).
The America East standings now look as follows:
Boston U 8-4
Stony Brook 5-7
New Hampshire 5-8
If Vermont beats Binghamton at home on Sunday, the game against Maine next Wednesday will be for the America East title outright. Let's get it done, Cats.