Yale men split a pair at Vermont and Albany

The Yale men fell on the road to a strong Vermont team Friday, 61-53, before a crowd of 2,188.

The Elis clung to a one-point lead at the half, and the second stanza was nip and tuck the whole way.

Senior guard Azar Swain led the way with 22 points, while senior forward Ryan Davis paced the Catamounts with 18.

The Bulldogs were ranked No. 20 in the CollegeInsider.com men’s mid-major top 25 entering the contest, while Vermont was perched just below them at No. 22.

The Vermont loss came after a homecoming of sorts for Yale men’s coach James Jones and homegrown sophomore guard August Mahoney Tuesday, when the Bulldogs easily defeated Siena, 82-54, at the Times Union Center.

The Bulldogs, coming off of a road thrashing by highly regarded Seton Hall, had 13 players score.

Swain exceeded the 1,000-point total for his career and finished with 23.

Senior guard Jalen Gabbidon added 12 and junior guard Michael Feinberg continued up the depth chart, logging 17 minutes.

Yale’s next action comes Tuesday against Southern Utah in Florida at the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off.

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