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Second-half bursts lift Dartmouth past UAA

Beth Bragg
New Mexico State's Christian Kabongo starts a fast break after a turnover by Southrn Mississippi's LaShay Page, right. New Mexico State faced Southern Mississippi in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
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New Mexico State's Tyrone Watson powers toward the hoop at center. New Mexico State faced Southern Mississippi in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
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New Mexico State's Wendell McKines dunks an alley-oop fed to him by his teammate Hernst Laroche, bottom center. New Mexico State faced Southern Mississippi in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
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New Mexico State's Wendell McKines, left, and Southern Mississippi's Maurice Bolden dive after a loose ball. New Mexico State faced Southern Mississippi in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Murray State beat San Francisco, 70-67, in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
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Murray State's Stacy Wilson cheers from the bench in the final minutes. Murray State beat San Francisco, 70-67, in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Murray State's Jewuan Long shows relief after the final buzzer sounds in a close finish. Murray State beat San Francisco, 70-67, in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Murray State head coach Steve Prohm yells from the sidelines in the second half. Murray State beat San Francisco, 70-67, in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
San Francisco's Cody Doolin attempts a 3-point shot at the buzzer which he missed in an attempt to try to tie the game. Murray State's Ed Daniel leaps in front of him. Murray State beat San Francisco, 70-67, in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
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Murrayt State's Jewuan Long celebrates with his teammates after the final buzzer. Murray State beat San Francisco, 70-67, in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
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San Francisco's Avery Johnson breaks up the court as Murray State's Stacy Wilson chases. The San Francisco Dons faced the Murray State Racers in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
San Francisco's Angelo Caloiaro takes a charge from Murray State's Donte Poole. The San Francisco Dons faced the Murray State Racers in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Murray State's Stacy Wilson gets caught in a trap on the sidelines by San Francisco's Rashad Green and Perris Blackwell, right. The San Francisco Dons faced the Murray State Racers in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
San Francisco's Cody Doolin looses control of the ball as Murray State's Ed Daniel and Isaiah Cannan defend at left. The San Francisco Dons faced the Murray State Racers in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Murray State's Isaiah Canaan, left, and Ivan Aska, right, try to scoop up a loose ball from San Francisco Angelo Caloiaro. The San Francisco Dons faced the Murray State Racers in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
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Southern Mississippi coach Larry Eustachy talks to his team. New Mexico State faced Southern Mississippi in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
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Kyle Fossman, Liam Gibcus, and Steve White, of UAA, and John Golden and Matt LaBove, of Dartmouth, go up for the rebound in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Steve White, of UAA, drives the baseline against Jabari Trotter, of Dartmouth, in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Steve White, of UAA, leans over backwards as Jabari Trotter, of Dartmouth, pulls the rebound away in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Lonnie Ridgeway and Taylor Rohde UAA go fro the rebound against Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Sophi Fowler leads the charge for UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Travis Thompson, of UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
Steve White, of UAA drives against Jabari Trotter, of Dartmouth, in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Steve White, of UAA goes for the rebound against Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Abebe Demissie, of UAA shoots against Jvonte Brooks, of Dartmouth, in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Travis Thompson, of UAA drives against Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Head Caoch Rusty Osborne of UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Head Caoch Rusty Osborne of UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Jabari Trotter, of Dartmouth, and Phillip Hearn, of UAA, both contest their innocence in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Finis Craddock, of Central Michigan, grabs the loose ball as Daman Starring, of UC Irvine, is to late to the ball in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Finis Craddock, of Central Michigan, is tied up by Daman Starring and Collin Woods, of UC Irvine, in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Trey Zeigler, of Central Michigan, comes down on Adam Folker, of UC Irvine, as he leans on Zach Saylor, of Central Michigan, in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
New Mexico State's Christian Kabongo starts a fast break after a turnover by Southrn Mississippi's LaShay Page, right. New Mexico State faced Southern Mississippi in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
New Mexico State's Tyrone Watson powers toward the hoop at center. New Mexico State faced Southern Mississippi in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
New Mexico State's Wendell McKines dunks an alley-oop fed to him by his teammate Hernst Laroche, bottom center. New Mexico State faced Southern Mississippi in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
New Mexico State's Wendell McKines, left, and Southern Mississippi's Maurice Bolden dive after a loose ball. New Mexico State faced Southern Mississippi in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Murray State beat San Francisco, 70-67, in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
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Murray State's Stacy Wilson cheers from the bench in the final minutes. Murray State beat San Francisco, 70-67, in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
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Murray State's Jewuan Long shows relief after the final buzzer sounds in a close finish. Murray State beat San Francisco, 70-67, in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Murray State head coach Steve Prohm yells from the sidelines in the second half. Murray State beat San Francisco, 70-67, in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
San Francisco's Cody Doolin attempts a 3-point shot at the buzzer which he missed in an attempt to try to tie the game. Murray State's Ed Daniel leaps in front of him. Murray State beat San Francisco, 70-67, in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
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Murrayt State's Jewuan Long celebrates with his teammates after the final buzzer. Murray State beat San Francisco, 70-67, in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
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San Francisco's Avery Johnson breaks up the court as Murray State's Stacy Wilson chases. The San Francisco Dons faced the Murray State Racers in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
San Francisco's Angelo Caloiaro takes a charge from Murray State's Donte Poole. The San Francisco Dons faced the Murray State Racers in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Murray State's Stacy Wilson gets caught in a trap on the sidelines by San Francisco's Rashad Green and Perris Blackwell, right. The San Francisco Dons faced the Murray State Racers in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
San Francisco's Cody Doolin looses control of the ball as Murray State's Ed Daniel and Isaiah Cannan defend at left. The San Francisco Dons faced the Murray State Racers in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Murray State's Isaiah Canaan, left, and Ivan Aska, right, try to scoop up a loose ball from San Francisco Angelo Caloiaro. The San Francisco Dons faced the Murray State Racers in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Southern Mississippi coach Larry Eustachy talks to his team. New Mexico State faced Southern Mississippi in the second round of the 2011 Great Alaska Shootout on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News
Kyle Fossman, Liam Gibcus, and Steve White, of UAA, and John Golden and Matt LaBove, of Dartmouth, go up for the rebound in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
Steve White, of UAA, drives the baseline against Jabari Trotter, of Dartmouth, in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
Steve White, of UAA, leans over backwards as Jabari Trotter, of Dartmouth, pulls the rebound away in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
Lonnie Ridgeway and Taylor Rohde UAA go fro the rebound against Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
Sophi Fowler leads the charge for UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
Travis Thompson, of UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
Steve White, of UAA drives against Jabari Trotter, of Dartmouth, in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Steve White, of UAA goes for the rebound against Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Abebe Demissie, of UAA shoots against Jvonte Brooks, of Dartmouth, in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Travis Thompson, of UAA drives against Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Head Caoch Rusty Osborne of UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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Head Caoch Rusty Osborne of UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
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UAA Vs. Dartmouth in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
Jabari Trotter, of Dartmouth, and Phillip Hearn, of UAA, both contest their innocence in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
UC Irvine Vs. Central Michigan in men's division of the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the Sullivan Arena.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News

It wasn't a fun game to watch, and it wasn't a fun game to be a Seawolf.

In a contest that was played under the rim and without any rhythm, Dartmouth College put together two second-half runs that broke open a close game and carried it to a 64-52 Great Alaska Shootout victory over a lackluster UAA men's basketball team Friday afternoon at Sullivan Arena.

The loss sends the Seawolves (0-2) into today's seventh-place game against UC Irvine at noon. At stake for the Seawolves: a chance to avoid becoming the seventh host team in 34 years to leave the Shootout without a victory -- and a chance to rebound from an ugly loss.

UAA shot poorly (19 of 58 for 32.8 percent), was outrebounded badly (40-23) and committed fouls both early and often (24 total, with leader Taylor Rohde getting two early and logging only 25 minutes before fouling out late in the game).

"It's pretty simple," coach Rusty Osborne said. "We did not perform up to our capabilities. We were pretty poor mentally right from the offset.

"We made way too many mistakes. That being said, we've got another one tomorrow and if we have the character I think we do, we will bounce back."

That's almost a guarantee. It's hard to imagine this UAA team, which entered the tournament ranked 17th among NCAA Division II teams for good reason, playing any worse.

The Seawolves' most obvious transgression was their ice-cold shooting touch. Lonnie Ridgeway and Kyle Fossman, two guys who know who to knock down shots, were a combined 4 for 22. Fossman missed all six attempts from 3-point range, where the Seawolves were 5 of 24 -- a stat that could have been much worse without Phillip Hearn's pair of treys in the last two-plus minutes, when the gap was too big for the shots to make a difference.

Dartmouth (2-3) did what it needed to do to win -- dominate the boards, get Rohde in early foul trouble, survive 22 turnovers and make plays when UAA got close in the second half.

The Big Green's big rebounding effort made a big difference, but not many of their 40 boards were of the crash-the-glass variety, and neither team played the kind of high-flying, fast-break basketball capable of waking up the afternoon crowd of about 1,000.

"This was a contest that probably wasn't the prettiest to watch," Dartmouth coach Paul Cormier said.

"We're not a team that plays with great fluidity. I'm known as a coach that can turn a game into an ugly game very well. They're a halfcourt team so you have to be ready defensively to stop them, so it's not going to be an up-and-down game."

And yet it was a basket in transition that punctuated the first of Dartmouth's big runs in the second half and left UAA staring at a 38-30 deficit after the game had been tied 29-29.

Fueled by UAA's three turnovers, five fouls and three errant 3-pointers whose long rebounds went Dartmouth's way, the Big Green scored six straight points in a 9-1 run that ended with David Rufful's deep 3-pointer that followed a UAA turnover.

"They hit a 3 in transition and now it's a whole different basketball game," Osborne said.

The Seawolves recovered to get back within 41-35 on a turnaround jumper by Rohde (9 points on 4 of 8 shooting) and a pretty jumper in the lane by Fossman (6 points, 3 assists), but Dartmouth's Gabas Maldunas leaned in for basket to make it 43-35 with eight minutes left, the start of an 11-0 run that included four free throws and another 3-pointer by Rufful (19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists). With 4:26 to go, Dartmouth led by 17, 52-35.

The rest of the game dragged on. The only bright spots for the fans in that span were Ridgeway's rim-rattling dunk with 50 seconds left and the play of Hearn, which was a bright spot for the Seawolves too. Hearn, a senior forward who has earned a spot in the starting lineup, scored eight of his 10 points, took a hard charge and played with intensity in the final 2:23.

"Tonight we didn't play as hard as we could," said Hearn, a West High graduate. "We weren't there mentally today. We need to be there tomorrow and come focused and with intensity."

Reach Beth Bragg at bbragg@adn,com or 257-4335.

DARTMOUTH (64) -- Rufful 6-11 4-6 19; Brooks 5-11 3-5 13; Trotter 3-6 4-6 12; Maldunas 3-6 1-2 7; LaBove 2-4 2-3 6; Griffin 1-4 2-2 4; Golden 1-5 0-2 3; McKearney 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-47 16-26 64.

UAA (52) -- Thompson 4-8 0-0 11; Hearn 3-8 2-2 10; Rohde 4-8 1-3 9; White 2-5 3-4 7; Fossman 2-10 2-2 6; Ridgeway 2-12 1-2 5; Demissie 1-4 0-0 2; Jackson 1-1 0-0 2; Gibcus 0-1 0-0 0; Weitzel 0-0 0-0 0; Blossom 0-0 0-0 0; Lauwers 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-58 9-13 52.

Dartmouth 25 39 -- 64

UAA 25 27 -- 52

3-point goals -- Dartmouth 6-16 (Rufful 3-4; Trotter 2-4; Golden 1-4; Griffin 0-3; Maldunas 0-1), UAA 5-24 (Thompson 3-5; Hearn 2-6; White 0-2; Fossman 0-6; Ridgeway 0-1; Demissie 0-3; Lauwers 0-1). Total fouls -- Dartmouth 20, UAA 24. Fouled out -- Ridgeway, Rohde. Rebounds -- Dartmouth 40 (Brooks 10), UAA 23 (Ridgeway 4; Rohde 4). Assists -- Dartmouth 13 (Trotter 4), UAA 13 (White 5). Turnovers -- Dartmouth 22 (Brooks 5), UAA 12 (Rohde 4). Blocked shots -- Dartmouth 3 (Maldunas 2), UAA 5 (5 with 1). Steals -- Dartmouth 6 (Maldunas 2, Golden 2), UAA 4 (4 with 1). Officials -- Hernandez, McClellan, Leitch.

Photos: Great Alaska Shootout -- Women's Bracket
By BETH BRAGG
Anchorage Daily News