The game matched the America East's top two teams but the Catamounts (19-5, 9-0) outscored the Retrievers by 21 points in the second half to win their 12th straight game and 30th consecutive regular-season conference matchup, the longest active such streak in the nation. They also defeated UMBC for the 23rd time in a row.
The Catamounts, who led by seven at halftime, outscored the Retrievers 24-5 over a nearly nine-minute stretch of the second half, including a 14-0 run to lead by 25 with 4:55 to go. Henson scored 14 points in the second half. Vermont finished at 66 percent shooting.
Jairus Lyles scored 27 points and K.J. Maura 13 for UMBC (16-9, 7-3), which had a sellout crowd of 4,753 -- the largest in program history -- for its debut in the new $85 million facility. UMBC was 11-0 this season in its former home, the RAC Arena.
Vermont has rolled to its perfect conference record without its leading scorer and rebounder, Anthony Lamb, who started the first 13 games of the season before suffering a foot fracture in a late December practice.
Jacksonville routs Middle Georgia State 100-57
Tyreese Davis scored 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, and Jacksonville cruised to a 100-57 win over NAIA Middle Georgia State on Saturday night.
No. 3 Duke wins 4th straight, beats Yale 91-58
Freshman RJ Barrett had 30 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and No. 3 Duke blew the game open in the second half to beat Yale 91-58 on Saturday.
Degnan's 3 with seconds left sends Siena past Robert Morris
Kevin Degnan scored 19 points and his 3-pointer with two seconds left gave Siena a 74-71 win over Robert Morris on Saturday.