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Dartmouth beats St. Francis 65-64 in final second

Jan 19, 2010 - 2:50 AM HANOVER, N.H.(AP) -- David Rufful converted a three-point play with .9 seconds left to give Dartmouth a 65-64 win over St. Francis, N.Y. on Monday night.

Rufful, who finished with 16 points, pulled down a defensive rebound on Ayeni Kayode's missed free throw. Rufful was then fouled by Stefan Perunicic as he was going up for a layup.

The final score was the first time the Big Green (4-11) led since 12:06 to go.

Dartmouth led 36-27 at halftime, before the Terriers opened the second half on a 14-3 run. Kayode's layup capped the run for a 41-39 St. Francis lead. The Terriers (7-10) built their lead to as many as six points three times, the final on Akeem Johnson's layup to make it 59-53 with 2:18 left.

Robby Pride scored 21 points for the Big Green, who shot 53.7 percent from the field (22 of 41).

Ricky Cadell had 23 points for the Terriers, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.