HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Princeton needed some clutch free-throw
shooting by Judson Wallace in the final minutes to beat Dartmouth
and clinch the Ivy League title and an automatic NCAA bid.
After watching a 20-point lead shrink to four late in the game,
Princeton pulled out a 64-59 victory Saturday night as Wallace hit
all eight of his free throws in the final 1:58.
"You know that this team is not going to quit," Princeton
coach John Thompson said of Dartmouth. "We knew they weren't going
to roll over.
"Our guys found a way to win."
Wallace finished with 24 points as the Tigers won the Ivy for
the third time in four years.
Princeton (19-7, 12-1) led by as much as 37-17 early in the
second half before Dartmouth (3-25, 1-13) scored 13 straight
points, the last five by Leon Pattman. Then the Big Green ran off
10 in a row, the last four by Pattman, to pull within 47-43 with
But Dartmouth never got any closer as Princeton, led by Wallace,
hit 15 of 16 free throws for all its points in the last 1:58.
Princeton also got 11 points from Max Schafer.
Pattman had 14 points and Mike Lang 13 for Dartmouth.
Shooting guard Jaylen Nowell, ranked No. 45 in the ESPN 100, chose the Washington Huskies on Wednesday over California. As a junior he led Garfield Heights to a state championship and was named MVP of the tournament.
Donnie Tyndall has filed an appeal to reverse the 10-year show cause penalty he received from the NCAA in April for violations that occurred while he was coaching Southern Mississippi.
Top-50 prospect Jaylen Nowell committed to Washington on Wednesday. Nowell, a shooting guard, is No. 45 on the ESPN 100.