Princeton holds on for hard-fought 57-53 win over Dartmouth
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP)—Lincoln Gunn scored 17 points—including the go-ahead 3-pointer midway through the second half—and Princeton held on for a 57-53 win over Dartmouth on Friday night.
Noah Savage added 15 points for the Tigers (4-12, 1-0 Ivy League), who won their second straight game. Alex Barnett had 20 points and 10 rebounds—both game-highs—to lead the Big Green (8-9, 1-2), while Marlon Sanders added 15 points.
The teams traded baskets for most of the game until Princeton went ahead for good on Gunn’s 3-pointer with 7:54 left to play. Dartmouth rallied late, cutting the lead to 53-50 when Sanders made two free throws with 28 seconds left.
The Tigers sealed the win by making 4-of-5 free throw attempts in the closing seconds.