Key sequence: After Mike Lang’s floater inside the foul line drew Dartmouth to within 46-45 with 12.1 seconds left the Big Green tried to pressure the inbounds pass. Instead of throwing the ball forward, Scott Greenman tossed it to a teammate behind the baseline and then caught the return pass in front of the Dartmouth bench. Immediately fouled, he made a pair of free throws to make it 48-45. After Mike Giovacchini made one of two free throws to make it 48-46 with 8.2 seconds left it was Greenman getting fouled and knocking down another pair of free throws for a 50-46 lead, just enough when Giovacchini’s NBA-strength triple from straight out went down with 2.8 seconds to go.
Key sequence: Penn’s lead was just 9-8 until an Ibby Jaaber highlight reel performance triggered an 11-0 run. After a pair of Steve Danley free throws, Jaaber stripped Dartmouth’s DeVon Mosley near halfcourt and then windmill dunked on the freshman guard. Jaaber then blocked a Mosley breakaway layup before making a steal from Leon Pattman and dunking once again. After an easy bucket by Brian Grandieri, Jaaber capped the burst with a three-pointer that made it 20-11.