UMBC freshman Taylor McCarley finished with season-bests in points (18) and rebounds (eight), and Bridget O'Donnell matched a program record with seven blocks, but a late 11-2 run by Vermont's Kristina White and Niki Taylor propelled the Catamounts to a 63-59 victory Saturday.
The visiting Retrievers (2-15, 1-4 America East) made 25 of a season-high 32 free-throw attempts to help eliminate a 13-point first-half deficit and take their only lead, at 50-49, with 4:20 remaining.
But White knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and added a layup, while Taylor made baskets on back-to-back post moves and a pair of free throws to close the door on the Retrievers comeback.
UMBC shot 33.3 percent from the field and 78.1 percent from the free-throw line, while Vermont (5-12, 2-2) shot 42.9 percent from beyond the arc.
O'Donnell finished with six of her eight points in the second half.
Howard 77, UMES 75, OT: After a strong first half, the visiting Hawks (3-12, 0-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) were unable to sustain the momentum as they were beaten by the Bison (7-10, 3-1) in overtime.
Howard took the lead at 75-73 after two free throws by Te'Shya Heslip with 3:03 to go in overtime. UMES tied the contest at 75 with a layup from Breonna Evans with 11 seconds remaining.
The Bison held for the final shot and Heslip delivered a game-winner with only six seconds to go.
Norfolk State 61, Morgan State 52: Rae Corbo tallied 16 points on 10-for-12 shooting from the free-throw line to help the Spartans (8-8, 4-1 MEAC) claim victory over the visiting Bears (2-14, 0-3).
Hampton 80, Coppin State 52: Larrisa Carter had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the visiting Eagles (6-10, 3-1 MEAC), earning her second straight double double, in a loss to the Pirates (13-4, 4-0).
Mount St. Mary's 89, Wagner 78: Guard Jasmine Nwajei scored a game-high 25 points for the visiting Seahawks (3-13, 2-3 Northeast Conference), but the Mount (8-9, 3-2) broke open with a late burst.
Navy 71, Colgate 40: The host Mids (14-3, 6-0 Patriot League) outshot the Raiders (5-12, 1-5) to create a point gap that widened in the second half.
Lincoln 52, Bowie State 43: The visiting Bulldogs (6-9, 1-6 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) lost their sixth straight, with 13 points from Donia Naylor and 11 from Ashley Castle.
Widener 71, Hood 60: Danni Medovich scored a game-high 25 points, but the visiting Blazers (4-11, 1-7 Commonwealth Conference) fell to the Pioneers (10-5, 5-3), their second straight loss.
Muhlenberg 66, Washington College 54: The visiting Shorewomen, led by Emily Hubley with 17 points, failed to protect the lead in the second half.
The Mules (8-7, 5-4 Centennial Conference) started the second half with an 8-0 run and outscored Washington College (5-9, 4-4) by 18 points in the half to win.
Johns Hopkins 71, Ursinus 67: Katie Clark had 15 points and the visiting Blue Jays (11-3, 9-0 Centennial Conference) won their third straight.
The Bears fell to 6-8, 4-5.
Salisbury 84, Frostburg State 71: Anna Hackett had a game-high 25 points and the host Sea Gulls (8-6, 5-2 Capital Athletic Conference) used a balanced offense, scoring more than 40 points per half to win.
Ronje James and Elaina Hummel each scored 23 points for the Bobcats (3-10, 1-6).
St. Mary's 73, Wesley 57: The visiting Wolverines (3-11, 0-7 CAC) couldn't overcome a 19-point halftime deficit and fell to the Seahawks (6-8, 3-4).
Marywood 71, Notre Dame Maryland 21: The Gators (1-14, 1-6 Colonial States Athletic Conference) fell to the visiting Pacers (11-4, 6-1) in a conference matchup.
Scranton 65, Goucher 47: Guard Sharnell Huff's 17 points couldn't lift the Gophers (5-9, 1-3 Landmark Conference) past aggressive scoring from the visiting Royals (13-2, 5-0), led by Meredith Mesaris.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun