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.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.