Wildcats’ late rally comes up short at Vermont

Fourth-seeded UNH lost to top-seeded Vermont, 66-59, in the semifinals of the America East Playoffs on Tuesday night at Patric Gym in Burlington, Vt.

Grad student forward Jaxson Baker poured in 21 points to pace the Wildcats and pulled down 11 boards for a double-double. America East Player of the Year Clarence Daniels recorded his 14th double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds for UNH.

The Wildcats trailed by as many as 16 points in the 2nd half, but cut the Catamounts lead to four with 57 seconds remaining. That was as close as UNH would get.