SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Sophomore Guilien Smith poured in a career-high 29 points with five three-pointers to lead Dartmouth (2-9) to its second-straight victory as the Big Green bested Bryant (3-9) at the Chace Athletic Center on Thursday morning, 75-69. Three others also scored in double figures for Dartmouth — junior Miles Wright with 16, sophomore Evan Boudreaux with 14 and freshman Ian Sistare with 10.

Smith, who finished the day 10-of-18 from the floor and 5-of-9 from distance, matched his previous career high in the first half alone, tallying 21 of the Big Green’s 38 points as they held a six-point advantage at the break. With Dartmouth trailing 23-17 after 12 minutes of play, Smith ripped off the first eight points in a 10-0 run, then added two more three-pointers and two free throws in the final two minutes to provide 16 of the team’s final 21 points to send the Green to a 38-32 halftime lead.

Bryant started the second half by scoring 13 of the first 15 points, however, to take a five-point lead. But Smith stemmed the tide with his fifth trifecta of the game and the Big Green’s first field goal of the second stanza with 14:38 to play.

A Wright three-pointer two minutes later cut the Dartmouth deficit to one, 48-47, and another minute after that Wright tied his luck again from long range. While his shot was off the mark, the ball was batted up and through the hoop by Bryant in the battle for the rebound, giving senior Ike Ngwudo his only points despite not touching the ball, knotting the score at 49.

The score was still tied with less than seven minutes to play when Ikenna Ndugba, who led Bryant with 18 points — drilled his second straight triple for a 59-56 Bulldog advantage. The Big Green strung together the next 11 points, beginning with two Sistare free throws and a three-point play by Boudreaux to put Dartmouth back on top. Smith continued the run with a lean-in jumper on the break, senior Wesley Dickinson got into the act with a layup and Wright followed with another easy bucket, making it a 67-59 Big Green lead with four minutes left.

Smith added one more basket, a turnaround jumper in the lane, and Dartmouth sank 6-of-8 free throws down the stretch to never let Bryant get closer than six points. Smith had a chance for 30 points, but missed the first of two free throws with 13.5 seconds to play.

Boudreaux led all players with nine rebounds, narrowly missing out on what would have been his fifth double-double of the season, and both Wright and Dickinson grabbed eight as the Big Green recorded a season-high 44 boards to 37 for the host Bulldogs. Although Dartmouth shot just 38.5 percent (25-of-65) from the floor, 13 offensive rebounds led to 13 second-chance points and the team coughed the ball up a season-low seven times.

Bryant also shot under 40 percent (23-of-58, .397), and both teams hit 8-of-24 from behind the arc. Dartmouth had more opportunities at the foul line, converting 17-of-24 (.708), but the Bulldogs nearly matched the makes by hitting 15-of-19 (.789).

Not only did Ndugba produce 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting with his consecutive treys, but also dished out seven assists. Nisre Zouzoua contributed 15 points but was 3-of-11 from deep, Marcel Pettway tallied 12 and Bosko Kostur chipped in 10 off the bench.

Dartmouth doesn’t play again for nine days due to the holidays, but will return to Hanover to host in-state rival New Hampshire for a matinee on New Year’s Eve at 2 p.m. The game will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network and on the radio by 94.5 ESPN with Brett Franklin and Jill Glessner calling the game.