|vs.||CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD
|LEEDE ARENA • HANOVER, N.H. • Jan. 3, 2017 • 7 p.m.|
|DARTMOUTH NOTES||ILDN VIDEO||AUDIO||LIVE STATS||OPPONENT NOTES|
|BY THE NUMBERS|
|Opponent FG Percentage||.465||.376|
|Opponent 3FG Percentage||.340||.353|
|Opponent FT Percentage||.682||.671|
Final Non-Conference Game
• Dartmouth, winners of three straight, wraps up non-conference play by hosting Cal State Bakersfield on Tuesday night.
• The Big Green’s most recent victory was a 63-62 thriller over in-state rival New Hampshire on New Year’s Eve.
• Dartmouth’s last one-point victory came on March 7, 2014 when Gabas Maldunas dropped in a layup with 0.5 seconds left to beat Yale, 59-58, and deny the Bulldogs an outright Ivy League title.
• Freshman Brendan Barry drained a three-pointer — just the seventh of his career — with 2.8 seconds remaining to lift Dartmouth to the win.
• The triumph was the first for the Green over UNH at Leede Arena since Dec. 11, 2004.
• Evan Boudreaux recorded his fifth double-double of the season and 15th of his career with 16 points and 10 rebounds to pace Dartmouth.
• Wesley Dickinson made his first start of the season and third of his career, contributing nine points and five rebounds in a season-high 23 minutes.
• The last time the Big Green won three straight non-conference games was from Dec. 14-31, 2013 when they posted a four-game streak by beating all four teams by at least 14 points.
• Guilien Smith has scored in double figures in each of the past five games, including a career-high 29 points in the 75-69 win at Bryant on Dec. 22.
Series vs. Cal State Bakersfield
• This is just the second meeting on the hardwood between these two programs, and the second game for the Big Green against any WAC squad.
• Last year, the Roadrunners utilized a 19-point run in the second half to knock off Dartmouth, 69-62. Dedrick Basile led five CSUB players in double figures with 21 points, while Evan Boudreaux had 14 and Guilien Smith a season-high 13 for the Big Green.
• The last team from California to make the trek to Hanover was UC Davis more than nine years ago. Dartmouth handed the Aggies a 70-67 defeat.
Scouting the Roadrunners
• Cal State Bakersfield has been terrific at home with a perfect 6-0 mark, but on the road is just 1-5, including losses at BYU and UC Santa Barbara in its final two games of 2016.
• The Roadrunners have outscored their opponents by 10 points a game, thanks in part to a defensive effort that has averaged nearly nine steals a game while limiting others to 37.6 percent shooting. Both figures ranks among the top 25 in Division I.
• Guard Damiyne Durham leads CSUB in scoring (despite coming off the bench in every game) at 17.4 ppg while making nearly four three-pointers a game, fourth in the country.
• Jaylin Airington (15.2) and Dedrick Basile (12.4)also average over 10 points a game and combine to chip in three more triples a night.
• The Roadrunners have bested their opposition by 5.7 rebounds a night, and four players average at least five rebounds, led by Airington (5.6) and Matt Smith (5.4). But center Fallou Ndoye recently returned to the lineup and in three games has hauled in 22 to make them even tougher on the glass.
• Free throws have not been especially kind to CSUB, shooting 64.1 percent as a team. Airington is the most prolific and efficient at 86.2 percent.
• Basile runs the offense with four assists a game and an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.43.
• Rod Barnes (Mississippi ’88), the 2001 Naismith College Coach of the Year at Ole Miss, is 89-84 at CSU Bakersfield and 275-273 in his 18th season as a Division I head coach. Last year he led the Roadrunners to a 24-9 record and their first trip to the NCAA Tournament at the Division I level.
Game on ILDN
Each of the final 15 regular-season games — home and away — will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network, including the final non-conference tilt against Cal State Bakersfield. Visit ILDN.tv for more information on how to subscribe.
Streaking Big Green
Since losing its first nine games of the season, Dartmouth has gone on to win its last three. The last three-game winning streak came last January with home victories over Canisius, Pine Manor and Harvard. The last three-game streak against Division I teams came at the end of the 2014-15 regular season when the Big Green won their last five to earn its first postseason bid (CIT Tournament) since 1959. And this is just the fifth time this millennium that Dartmouth has won three consecutive non-conference games.
When Dartmouth defeated New Hampshire on New Year’s Eve, 63-62, it was not only its first home win of the season, but also ended a personal five-game skid against the Wildcats in Leede Arena. The previous Big Green win over UNH in Hanover had been on Dec. 11, 2004, by two points — 69-67.
Thanks to a Brendan Barry three-pointer with 2.8 seconds to play — just the seventh of his career — Dartmouth pulled out a 63-62 victory over New Hampshire on New Year’s Eve. It was the Big Green’s first one-point win since a 59-58 triumph on March 7, 2015 over Yale in the final second that denied the Bulldogs the outright Ivy League title and eventually an NCAA Tournament berth. Dartmouth is now 81-82 all-time in games decided by one point.
Boudreaux Boudreaux Golly
Double the name for Evan Boudreaux double-doubles. The sophomore posted 16 points and 10 rebounds against Maine for his fifth double-double of the season and 15th of his career. His 10 last year were the most by a Dartmouth player in 23 years, and the most in a career over the last 25 years is 21 by Ian McGinnis ’01.
Head coach David McLaughlin made one change to the starting lineup when Dartmouth took the court against New Hampshire on New Year’s Eve, replacing Ike Ngwudo with Wesley Dickinson. The 6-7 senior did not disappoint with nine points, five rebounds and a blocked shot in a season-high 23 minutes. Of all players on the roster who have attempted at least 10 shots this year, Dickinson has the best field goal percentage (.576) and is shooting 54.2 percent for his career.
The rebounding against UNH has been part of a trend lately as Dartmouth has outrebounded its opponent in five of the last eight games. First the Green had 33 caroms at Boston College, which managed just 27, then a three weeks ago had 39 boards compared to 34 for Maine, followed by a 36-21 advantage at Hartford. After trailing LIU Brooklyn by just one rebound, the Big Green enjoyed a 44-37 advantage at Bryant and 34-28 edge against the Wildcats. Now Dartmouth has a positive rebound margin (0.6), as it has boasted in each of the previous three seasons.