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.