HANOVER, N.H. — Junior Austin Ganly (North Yarmouth, Me.) poured in a career-high 34, including 10 in overtime, as the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team came back to beat Dartmouth in OT, 96-89, at Leede Arena on Saturday.
With UNH trailing by three with six seconds remaining, Ganly was fouled by Big Green forward Charles Harris while attempting a game-tying three-pointer. Ganly made all three of his free throws to send the game into overtime.
The Wildcats (1-1) outscored the Big Green (0-3) 20-13 in the extra period. Sophomore Jeff Senulis (Grand Island, N.Y.) scored five of his 15 points in overtime going 5-for-6 from the free throw line. Ganly hit three field goals and connected on four free throws for his 10.
Freshman Allen Gould (Grand Rapids, Mich.) posted a double-double, netting 13 points, 13 boards and three steals along the way. Freshman Marcus Bullock was 6-for-9 from the field, including 3-for-5 from beyond arc, for 19 points. Bullock also had six rebounds and five assists.
Dartmouth was led by Greg Buth who had a team-high 27. Mark Kissling 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Big Green. Dartmouth led 34-30 after the first half. In fact, the Big Green led from the 14:17 mark in the first half, 11-8, until Ganly tied it, 76-76, with three-consecutive free throws.
UNH trailed by as much as 10 in the second half, 53-43 at 12:42, and were trailing by six, 74-68, with 1:06 to play. A Bullock layup pulled UNH to within four with 55 seconds remaining. Senior Colin Donahue (Des Moines, Iowa) hit 1-of-2 free throws to close the gap to 74-71. On the ensuing play Donahue stole the ball and fed Ganly for a slam dunk that brought UNH to within one. Dartmouth regained its three point advantage on a pair of free throws by Flinder Boyd (17 points).
The Wildcats home-opener will be Wednesday, Nov. 29 vs. Stony Brook at Lundholm Gymnasium (7 p.m).