BANGOR, Maine (AP) Trae Bell-Haynes scored 27 on 10-of-14 shooting, and Ethan O'Day finished with 19 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two steals to lead Vermont to a 90-72 win over Maine on Wednesday night.
Cam Ward added 10 points for the Catamounts (9-7, 1-0 America East), who have won three in a row and five of their last six.
Five Vermont players scored during 13-4 run that pushed its lead to into double figures, 62-52, for the first time with 12 minutes left.
A few minutes later, the Catamounts used a 17-5 spurt to push their lead to 21 points with just more than three minutes to play.
Maine (4-10, 0-1) shot 51.8 percent from the field, but committed 18 turnovers and made just 9 of 20 free throws. Vermont hit 20 of 26 from the stripe.
Till Gloger led the Black Bears with 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting.