HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth whittled a 12-point deficit with 3:21 to play down to three with 10 seconds, but could come no closer as visiting Cal State Bakersfield (9-6) held on to end the Big Green’s three-game winning streak in a 64-60 contest on Tuesday night at Leede Arena.

Dedrick Basile led all players with 20 points — 16 in the first half — on 9-of-18 shooting for the Roadrunners, and was supported by Matt Smith and Justin Pride with 11 points apiece. Pride also collected 10 rebounds for a double-double as Bakersfield dominated the boards, 47-30.

Junior Miles Wright led Dartmouth (3-10) with 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting with three three-pointers, and sophomore Evan Boudreaux recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 11 points and a season-high 14 rebounds.

When James Suber sank the first of two free throws with 3:21 left on the clock for his only point of the evening, CSU Bakersfield enjoyed a seemingly comfortable 12-point advantage, 60-48. But freshman Brendan Barry, the hero of Saturday’s one-point victory over New Hampshire with his three-pointer in the final seconds, dialed up from long distance again to bring the deficit back down into single digits.

The Roadrunners worked nearly a full minute off the clock thanks to an offensive rebound (one of 14 on the night for the West Coast squad), but eventually coughed the ball up. Dartmouth was off the mark twice at its end, and Pride could not get a layup to fall at the other end before senior Mike Fleming was fouled and converted two free throws for the Big Green.

Another CSUB turnover — one of 17 on the night and 12 in the second half — gave Dartmouth an opportunity to claw back within four, but sophomore Guilien Smith could not get his three-pointer to find its way through the hoop. The Roadrunners raced down the court to avoid being fouled, and Matt Smith slammed home two points to supposedly seal the victory with 48 seconds to go.

Still the Big Green would not yield. Smith canned two free throws, and Basile failed to convert the front end of a one-and-one. Again Smith launched a long ball, and this time he stuck it, bringing Dartmouth within four at 62-58 with 26.3 seconds remaining.

Barry made it a three-point contest with 10 seconds left with a layup, and Jaylin Airington, an 86 percent free throw shooter, misfired on the first of two foul shots, a glimmer of hope still remained. But Airington gathered himself and sank the second one, leaving Dartmouth with just one final three-point attempt that bounced off the rim as time expired.

CSUB kept the Big Green at arm’s length for most of the game thanks in large part to its defensive effort, holding Dartmouth to just 33.3 percent (19-of-57) shooting and 25.0 percent (7-of-28) from behind the arc. The Big Green did hold a 13-12 lead after nine minutes of action, but a 12-2 Roadrunner spurt over five minutes put Dartmouth in a nine-point hole. By the break, Bakersfield still led by seven, 34-27, as Basile capped the stanza with a trifecta off the glass, one of just four triples for the Roadrunners.

The Big Green were able to keep it even that close, despite losing the turnover battle, 10-5, and the war on the glass, 20-14, by converting all seven free throws while CSUB was just 2-of-5.

In the second half, the Roadrunners led by as many as 13 and maintained at least a seven-point edge until that Smith three-pointer with less than 30 seconds to play. Turnovers and free throws nearly dictated the outcome as CSUB struggled with both over the final 20 minutes. Along with the 12 turnovers, Bakersfield sank just 6-of-13 foul shots to shoot a woeful 44.4 percent (8-of-18) on the night.

Dartmouth, meanwhile, sank a season-high 15-of-17 (.882) from the charity stripe for the game and committed just five more miscues after the intermission.

With the non-conference slate in the books, Dartmouth will open Ivy League play on Saturday when it hosts Harvard (6-5) at 7 p.m. The game will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network and 94.5 ESPN Radio with Brett Franklin and Jill Glessner calling the action. Cal State Bakersfield also opens conference play, but in the Western Athletic Conference, on Saturday when it hosts Seattle at 7 p.m. (PST).

Notes: Bakersfield’s two leading scorers — Damiyne Durham (17.4 ppg) and Airington (15.2) were held to five and six points, respectively … Basile also led the Roadrunners to victory in the first meeting between the two schools last year with 21 points … Boudreaux, last year’s Ivy League Rookie of the Year when he was second in the league in scoring and third in rebounding, is averaging 16.1 ppg (second) and 9.0 rpg (first) this year.