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.