Boudreaux began the weekend by matching a personal best with 27 points against Cornell, though it was not quite enough to overcome the Big Red in a 69-65 defeat at Leede Arena on Friday night. The 6-8 forward hit 10-of-20 field goals in the game, plus drilled 3-of-7 three-pointers, while grabbing eight rebounds to lead the Big Green in both categories. For his career, Boudreaux now is averaging 24 points and 12.5 rebounds against Cornell.
The following evening, his 12th double-double of the year — the most by a Dartmouth player in at least 50 years — helped lift Dartmouth to a thrilling, 80-79 overtime triumph over Columbia. While it took him nearly every second of the game to record the double-double, the Big Green were glad he finally got there as his three-pointer with 12.5 seconds left in the overtime period closed the Dartmouth deficit to one and set up the game-winning shot with one second showing. He finished the game with 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
For the two games, Boudreaux averaged 19.5 points and 9.5 rebounds while shooting 14-of-32 (.438) overall and 5-of-10 from long range. And the victory over the Lions kept the Big Green just one game out of fourth place with two weeks to play. The top four teams in the Ivy League will play in the inaugural conference tournament on March 11-12 at The Palestra in Philadelphia.
Dartmouth (6-17, 3-7 Ivy) will next play host to Brown (11-15, 2-8 Ivy) on Friday night at Leede Arena. The tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. with the game streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network and broadcast over the airwaves on KOOL 93.9 as described by Brett Franklin and Jill Glessner.