The Catamounts (2-1) scored the first 15 points of the game and never looked back.
Isaiah Powell added 10 points for Vermont.
The two teams square off again on Monday afternoon.
The Catamounts are now 70-7 in their last 77 America East contests, including tournament action. The seven conference losses in the last four seasons are the third-least in the nation, just behind Gonzaga (four) and New Mexico State (six). Meanwhile, the Highlanders left the Atlantic Sun Conference after five seasons to become the 10th member of the AEC.
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Weber State beats Idaho State 78-61
— Koby McEwen and Seikou Sisoho Jawara scored 23 points apiece as Weber State defeated Idaho State 78-61 on Monday night.
Fausett scores 21 to lift S. Utah past Portland St. 86-76
— Maizen Fausett matched his season high with 21 points plus 10 rebounds as Southern Utah topped Portland State 86-76 on Monday night.
Williams scores 20 to lead UNLV past San Jose St. 81-56
— Donovan Williams had 20 points as UNLV romped past San Jose State 81-56 on Monday night.