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New Hampshire 53, Dartmouth 50

DURHAM, N.H. -- Alvin Abreu scored 21 points as New Hampshire overcame poor second-half shooting to hold off Dartmouth 53-50 on Wednesday night.

The Wildcats (2-2), who snapped a two-game skid, hit only 19.2 percent from the field in the second half (5 of 26).

New Hampshire led 45-35 with 14:18 to go and still held a 49-42 advantage with 8:37 left. The Big Green (2-5) then used an 8-0 run, capped by two Gabas Maldunas layups, to pull ahead with 3:31 to play.

New Hampshire tied it at 50 on Brian Benson's free throw with 2:45 left, then neither team scored until a Chandler Rhoads steal set up Jordon Bronner's layup with 1:18 to go.

After Abreu hit the second of two foul shots with 4 seconds on the clock, Dartmouth's Mack McKearney missed the potentially tying 3-pointer with a second left.

Maldunas led the Big Green with 13 points.

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