BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Brian Voelkel had 16 rebounds and 10 assists, and Sandro Carissimo's 16 points led four Vermont players in double figures as the Catamounts pulled away late to beat Maine 73-61 Wednesday night.
Vermont (17-9, 10-4 America East Conference) led 37-28 early in the second half, but the Black Bears ran off 11 points in the next 2:37 to lead 39-37.
Maine (11-16, 6-8), which defeated Vermont 71-68 on Jan. 22, built an eight-point lead, but the Catamounts went back in front, 60-56 with 5:20 left, after a 13-1 burst. They outscored Maine 13-5 the rest of the way.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.