PRINCETON, N.J. — Amir Bell had 17 points in his final home game at Princeton and Myles Stephens added 16 more to help the host Tigers (12-15, 4-8 Ivy) end a seven-game slide in a 64-47 victory over Dartmouth (6-19, 2-10 Ivy) on Saturday evening at Jadwin Gym. Brendan Barry led the Big Green with 12 points as the Princeton defense held Dartmouth to a season-low 26.8 percent from the floor.

The first half was a defensive struggle at both ends of the court, and it took two Barry 3-pointers in the final minute to get the Big Green into double digits, trailing the Tigers at the intermission, 24-14. But Princeton found the range after the break, shooting over 60 percent from the floor and over 50 percent from the perimeter, finishing the night with 11 3-pointers.

Dartmouth was harassed into shooting just 20 percent (5-of-25) over the first 20 minutes with just two buckets inside the arc as Princeton blocked four shots. The Big Green defense wasn’t too shabby during that span either, holding the Tigers to 35.7 percent on field goals (10-of-28) and 26.7 percent (4-of-15) from distance.

The Tigers opened the second half on a 17-4 run, and the only Big Green bucket in the first nine minutes of the stanza was provided by freshman Chris Knight. Princeton had a trio of 3-pointers during the run, including Devin Cannady’s with 14 minutes left that gave the Tigers their first 20-point lead of the night, 39-19.

Again it was Barry who provided a long ball to end the long scoring drought midway through the half, but Bell and Jerome Desrosiers drained consecutive triples, and Bell added another two minutes later to boost the Princeton advantage to its largest of the night at 29 points, 57-28, with seven minutes remaining.

Freshman Adrease Jackson popped a pair of treys to close the gap, but both teams cleared their benches in the final minutes with the outcome well in hand.

Bell finished the game 7-of-11 from the floor and 3-of-5 on 3-pointers to account for his 17 points, while Stephens sank 6-of-12 field goals with a pair of trifectas and free throws for his 16, and each hauled in six boards. Desrosiers came off the bench to provide 11 points with three triples, and Cannady led the Tigers’ rebounding effort with 10 as Princeton owned a 44-27 advantage on the glass.

Barry was 4-of-7 on field goals and 3-of-4 from long range as the lone Big Green player in double figures. With Jackson hitting 3-of-6 with two three-balls for eight points off the bench, the rest of the squad went just 8-of-43 (.186). Senior Miles Wright snagged seven rebounds and swiped the ball three times to lead the defensive effort, and Dartmouth turned the ball over just seven times, its fewest since the season opener.

The Big Green return to Hanover for the final weekend of the 2017-18 season with Columbia and Cornell coming to town on Friday and Saturday evenings. Both games will be streamed live on the Ivy League Network, now available on Apple TV, Roku and the ILN app for Android and Apple devices. Friday’s game against the Lions will also be streamed live on ESPN3, and Saturday night’s game will be Senior Night; both tip off at 7 p.m.