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A boy from Panevezys, Lithuania, has taken over Dartmouth basketball. No doubt you’ve seen the SportsCenter Top 10 highlight by now — a Yale University player swats a full court in-bounds pass from Miles Wright ’18 out of bounds with 1.9 seconds to play. Down by one, Dartmouth is given one last chance. There is little talk about the game-winner itself, and even less about the player that shot it. But that’s just fine by Maldunas. All that mattered to him was his family in the stands. ?
The men’s basketball team played its first postseason game in 56 years on March 18 in Buffalo, New York.
Co-captain Gabas Maldunas ’15 and John Golden ’15, the only two seniors on the men’s basketball team, knew that this weekend series may very well have been their last.
The men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to three games, besting Columbia University 84-71 and Cornell University 56-45 this past weekend.
The Big Green men’s basketball team went 1-1 in the last week of its two-week home stand, dropping to Princeton University on Friday 63-56 before avenging a loss to the University of Pennsylvania earlier this season with a victory of 67-62 on Saturday.
Traditionally, the Princeton-Penn weekends have been tough on the Big Green (10-14, 3-7 Ivy). The Tigers (12-13, 5-4 Ivy) now hold a lifetime 147-62 record, while the Quakers (7-16, 2-7 Ivy) dropped to 150-59.
Earlier in the season, the Big Green faced both teams on the road, taking tough losses to Penn 58-51 and to Princeton 64-53.
The men’s basketball team returned home to Leede Arena this past weekend for the first leg of a two-weekend Ivy League homestand. The Big Green (9-13, 2-6 Ivy) showed mixed results over the weekend, taking a heartbreaking loss in overtime to Cornell University (12-12, 4-4 Ivy) 81-72 before stifling Columbia University (11-11, 3-5 Ivy) in a 61-49 victory.
After suffering two defeats last weekend, the men’s basketball continued their streak of losses by falling to both Yale and Brown Universities this past weekend. Despite Miles Wright ’18 averaging 20.5 points per game — 20 against Yale and 21 against Brown — the team now carries a four-game losing streak on the road.
The Dartmouth men’s basketball team dropped games against both the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University this past weekend. Offensive woes plagued the Big Green (8-10, 1-3 Ivy) in both games, losing to Penn (6-11, 1-2 Ivy) 58-51 and to Princeton (9-10, 2-1 Ivy) 64-53. ?
For the first time in six years, the Dartmouth men’s basketball team defeated Harvard University on Saturday, Jan. 24, ending Harvard’s (11-5, 1-1) nine-game win streak over Ivy League competition and Harvard’s 11-game win streak over Dartmouth.
In a low scoring victory over New Jersey Institute of Technology, the men’s basketball team led for all but 3 minutes and 11 seconds Saturday in a start-to-finish effort to beat the Highlanders 62-63. The Big Green's defense forced 23 turnovers for NJIT, a season high.
The Big Green men’s basketball team (6-8, 0-1) fell short of a late rally in a 55-52 loss against the University of Vermont (8-8, 3-0) on Wednesday night.
In its final action before the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association carnival season, the Dartmouth men’s and women’s nordic skiing teams headed to Michigan to compete in the US Cross Country Championships from Jan. 2 to Jan. 9. Led by standout performances from Corey Stock ’16 and Patrick Caldwell ’17, the nordic team enjoyed a strong showing in the week-long event.
With 1,867 people in the stands, the Dartmouth men’s basketball team (6-7, 0-1 Ivy) fell 57-46 to Harvard University (10-3, 1-0 Ivy) on Saturday in its Ivy League opener.
As many Dartmouth students departed New Hampshire for a long, leisurely winter break, a couple of Big Green sports teams headed to warmer destinations for intensive training trips. Dartmouth’s swimming and diving teams spent two weeks in Hawaii, and the crew teams spent eight days in DeLand, Florida.
The men’s basketball team opened its season with a non-conference loss, 77-57, against St. Bonaventure University — the first-ever meeting between the Big Green (0-1) and the Bonnies (1-0). Wednesday, the team moves on to play Hartford University. In the teams' matchup last year, Dartmouth lost 68-56.
A tri-meet against Harvard University and Cornell University will officially launch the Dartmouth’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams’ season this weekend.
The teams have heavily practiced for weeks in advance of the Cambridge, Massachusetts, meets, the first for team members in the Class of 2018.
A muddy field and adverse wind conditions in Ithaca, New York, over the weekend could not stop the Big Green from rolling to a 3-0 win over Cornell University.
This Saturday, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in Princeton, New Jersey for the Ivy League Heptagonal Championship. The women’s team will try to defend its title from last season, Dartmouth’s first since a four-peat that ended in 1997. The men’s side looks to claim its first championship since 2005.
Yejadai Dunn ’16 wasn’t even the first person to find out that she was named second team All-American, Dartmouth’s first women’s rugby All-American since Kirsten Ahrendt ’07 was named to the first team seven years ago.
“I didn’t know about the award until some person I knew faintly from rugby texted me, and I was like, ‘What?’” Dunn said.
Dalyn Williams ’16 is undoubtedly a special player. In his third year as a Big Green starting quarterback, Williams has taken a large leap forward, leading Dartmouth to a 2-0 start in the Ivy League while putting up some of the best stats of his career.
Williams has primarily been known as a running quarterback in the past, but this year, he leads the Ivy League in touchdown-to-interception ratio with eight touchdowns to just two interceptions.