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).
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).