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Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Vermont playing in the Jimmer game, too

By Diamond Leung

Amidst all the hoopla surrounding BYU star Jimmer Fredette's retun to his hometown of Glens Falls, N.Y., the Cougars will have to be careful of walking into an ambush when they play the Vermont Catamounts on Wednesday night.

Vermont is 6-1, off to the program's best start in 54 years and is no America East cupcake. Technically the home team, the Catamounts would love nothing more than to make the two-hour trek and steal the nationally-televised show from an undefeated BYU team. It would their third-ever win against a ranked team.

Remember how hot-shooting T.J. Sorrentine led Vermont to an overtime upset against Syracuse in the first round of the 2005 NCAA tournament?

The Catamounts once again have a go-to guy in mustachioed 6-foot-8 forward Evan Fjeld, who averages 20.9 points per game.

"We're going to have to really focus and block the crowd out and not get too into Jimmer Fredette," Vermont coach Mike Lonergan said.