Vermont 92, Niagara 70
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP)
McGlynn connected on six 3-pointers while Rugg grabbed 12 boards to lead Vermont to a 42-22 rebounding advantage.
Vermont jumped out to an early 13-3 lead and pushed that lead to 16, 23-7, behind a 3-pointer from Bald.
Niagara (12-17) cut the deficit to 31-22 but Vermont outscored the Eagles 21-7 over the final 6:34 of the first half to take a 52-29 lead into halftime.
Vermont led by at least 18 points throughout the entire second half.
The Catamounts converted 20 of 22 free throws.