All four seniors scored for the Big Green, led by Miles Wright's 19 and Taylor Johnson's 16, but the Big Red shot 63 percent to earn the four seed at the Ivy League Tournament next week.
The Big Green built up a 19-point lead in the second half, then hung on against a frantic Columbia team trying to get into the Ivy League Tournament.
Dartmouth may be eliminated from the race for a spot in the Ivy League Tournament, but it can certainly play spoiler this weekend as the Big Green host the two teams tied for fourth in the standings.
Edward Horst Leede, the first person to ever score 1,000 points as a member of the Dartmouth basketball team and the namesake of the college's basketball arena, passed away on Feb. 24, 2018.
Dartmouth shot a season-low 26.8 percent from the floor as Princeton ended a seven-game skid with a 64-47 defeat of the Big Green on its Senior Night.
Chris Knight led Dartmouth with 15 points, and Cameron Smith came off the bench to add seven in the second half, but the Green took it on the chin against the Ivy co-leaders in a 74-46 defeat.
Dartmouth has not had much luck historically at either the Palestra or Jadwin Gym, but look to break through at both places to keep its slim hopes of qualifying for the Ivy League Tournament alive.
For the second time this season, Dartmouth freshman Chris Knight was chosen as the Ivy League Rookie of the Week in men's basketball as announced by the league office today.
Chris Knight had a career-high 18 points, including eight of the final 10 to carry Dartmouth to a thrilling, 66-63 victory over the visiting Bears at Leede Arena on Saturday night.
Miles Wright had 18 points with four 3-pointers and Will Emery added 15, but Yale led by as many as 25 in the second half to hand Dartmouth a 12-point loss on Friday night at Leede Arena.
The Dartmouth men's basketball team hosts Yale and Brown on Friday and Saturday nights looking to build upon its first Ivy win of the season last Saturday.
Dartmouth broke a 10-game skid in convincing fashion, defeating the defending Ivy League champion, Princeton, as Taylor Johnson poured in 21 and freshman Adreases Jackson added 16.