UVM men’s basketball opened up America East play on Wednesday night.
Junior guard Stef Smith matched a career-high 28 points. Smith was 8-of-13 from the field and shot 10-for-10 from the line.
The Catamounts fell 81-77 to the Seawolves.
Vermont opened the game on a 10-2 early run, but the Seawolves closed the gap and tied the game at 16-16.
Stony Brook’s Makale Foreman had 10 early points to knot the game up and eventually take a 21-19 lead at the 10-minute mark.
Vermont continues conference play against UMBC on Saturday (Jan. 11). The rematch of last year’s America East Championship Game is slated for 1 p.m.