Johnson, VT – The UMPI Owls men's basketball team traveled down to Northern Vermont University – Johnson to play in a back to back weekend match up. The North Atlantic Conference opponent host the Owls in a conference game on Sunday and a non-conference match up on Monday. In the first game the Badgers came away with the victory in the low scoring conference game, winning 80-74.
The Owls and Badgers battled back and forth early as they found themselves tied 19 a piece with eight minutes left in the first half. The Badgers took control in the final minutes of the first half, as they went into halftime leading 32-24. An early run to start the second half by the Badgers gave them a double digit lead before the Owls bounced back late in the second half. With just 4:30 remaining the Owls found themselves down just two points, despite bringing the lead to just one, the Badgers put the game away by making late game free throws.