ALBANY, N.Y. -- Clancy Rugg went 6 of 8 from the field and finished with game-highs of 14 points and 10 rebounds as Vermont pulled away to beat Albany 50-43 Saturday night.
Trailing 33-22 with 11:35 to play, Albany went on a 17-5 run to take a 39-38 lead with 4:10 on the clock. Mike Black capped the run with a 3-pointer then a three-point play.
The Great Danes then went cold from the floor and the Catamounts pulled away with nine straight points- four from Clancy -- to go on top 49-37 with 30 seconds left.
Albany went 3:18 without a point until Black converted a free throw with 24 seconds remaining.
Black led the Great Danes with 13 points (16-6, 5-3).
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.