Princeton 64

(19-7, 12-1 Ivy)

Dartmouth 59

(3-25, 1-13 Ivy)

    7:00 PM ET, March 6, 2004

    Edward Leede Arena, Hanover, New Hampshire

    1 2 T
    PRIN 32 3264
    DART 14 4559

    Wallace leads Tigers with 24 points

    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 3:07 left.

    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.

    Dartmouth took a 6-0 lead when Lang and Steve Callahan buried 3-pointers. Princeton restored order with a 10-0 run that made it 14-8 on Scott Greenman's layup, and led 32-14 at halftime.

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