DURHAM, N.H.-- Freshman guard Steve Callahan hit a three-pointer with 24 seconds to play in the game to lift the Dartmouth College men's basketball team to a 72-70 victory over the University of New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.
UNH (0-3), which trailed by as many as 10 points in the second half (67-57 with 4:46 to play) put together a furious 10-0 run in the final 3:43 of the contest to take a 70-69 advantage with 1:51 remaining on a junior forward Jeff Senulis three-pointer. Callahan responded with his game-winning trey and Dartmouth earned its first victory of the season after Wildcat senior guard Austin Ganly missed the final UNH shot at the buzzer.
The Big Green, which had four players score in double figures, was led by senior guard Flinder Boyd with 22 points and by junior forward Charlie Harris with 18.
The first half remained close and neither team led by more than four points until Dartmouth took a seven-point, 33-26 lead with 32 seconds to play before the intermission. In all, the game was tied six times in the first half and a total of 10 times overall.
Leading the way in the UNH scoring column was Ganly, who finished the afternoon with 20 points, followed by senior forward Chris Brown with 12 points.
UNH outrebounded the visitors 43-25, made 27 of 34 free throws, but shot just 34 percent from the floor (18x53), while the Big Green checked in with a field goal percentage of .519 on 27x52 marksmanship.
The Wildcats return to action on Monday, Nov. 26 when the squad travels to play Big East power Connecticut. Game time is 8 p.m. The next UNH home game is scheduled for Nov. 28 when the Wildcats entertain No. 7 Florida. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. at the Whittemore Center .