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Men's Basketball in National News

The University of Vermont men’s basketball team garnered national media coverage during its run to the NCAA Tournament and first-round matchup against No. 4 Purdue. The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago TribuneUSA Today, The Boston Globe, ESPN, Sports Illustrated and other media pursued intriguing storylines focused on the teams’ chances in the NCAA Tournament, first-year student Josh Speidel’s inspiring journey, and head coach John Becker.