HANOVER, N.H. -- Gabas Maldunas had a career-high 25 points and nine rebounds and Dartmouth pulled away from Maine early in the second half to take a 67-54 win in the season opener for both teams.
The Big Green trailed by five before closing the first half on a 9-3 run to lead 28-26 at the break.
Dartmouth opened the second half with a 12-2 run en route to its first season-opening win in eight years.
The Black Bears answered with a 7-0 spurt, but could get no closer than five the rest of the way.
Dartmouth's 15 players have a total of 11 years of experience (0.73 years on average), which in Division I trails only Cal State Northridge, which has 17 players with 11 years (0.65).
Mike Allison had 17 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Black Bears.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.