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Dartmouth holds on to beat Columbia 80-78 behind Wright’s 21

March 3, 2018

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Miles Wright scored 21 points and Brendan Barry scored 14 and Dartmouth held off a late push from Columbia for an 80-78 win on Friday night.

Dartmouth (7-19, 3-10 Ivy League) shot 30 of 53 (56.6 percent), including 12 of 24 from 3-point range. Adrease Jackson and Taylor Johnson each scored 12 for Dartmouth.

The Big Green led 76-62 with 4:14 left after a pair of free throws by Barry before Columbia went on a 13-2 run and pulled within 78-75 on 3-point play by Kyle Castlin three minutes later.

The Big Green turned it over on their next possession, and after a timeout, Patrick Tape missed a jumper with 19 seconds to go. He fouled Taylor Johnson, who sank two foul shots to seal the win. Nate Hickman scored a 3-pointer as time expired for the final margin.

Castlin scored 22 points, Mike Smith scored 20 and Hickman added 13 for Columbia (8-18, 5-8).

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