The Wildcats' lead at halftime was 45-14. Villanova owned a 16-2 edge in points off turnovers in the first 20 minutes.
The Wildcats converted 29 of 51 field goals in the game, while UMES made just 13 of 38.
Ten Villanova players scored, including freshman Phil Booth (Mount Saint Joseph), whose seven points were the first of his career.
Covenant 83, Goucher 69: Ben Phelps scored a career-high 17 points to lead three Scots in double figures as visiting Covenant won the first-ever meeting between the schools.
Twelve players scored for the Scots (1-1). Phelps was 6-for-8 from the field, including three 3-pointers. TJ Cox scored 14 points and had three steals, while Chris Boyd added 10 points, six rebounds and two blocks in the victory.
Covenant jumped out quickly on the Gophers (0-2) in the first half. A layup by Teron Ferguson with 15:18 left in the half gave the Scots an 11-3 lead, one they would not relinquish. The Scots went into halftime with a 49-20 lead. Covenant increased its lead to 57-24 after Ferguson made another layup with 16:43 left in the game.
Covenant shot 45.8 percent for the game and 42.9 percent from beyond the arc. The Scots had 16 assists, led by three apiece from Colton McGriff and Daniel Garrett. Both teams had 41 rebounds.
Catholic 66, St. Mary's College 47: Freshman guard Kerri Kline led the visiting Seahawks (0-2) with 12 points while sophomore center Nina Haller had nine points and a game-best nine rebounds, but it was not enough.
A jump shot by Haller with 8:34 left in the first half brought St. Mary's to within 18-17, but the score would never get as close for the rest of the game after Cardinals (2-0) sophomore guard Michelle DeSantis answered with a layup.