Dartmouth and Northern Illinois went to overtime on Friday night in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Alex Mitola, the 5-foot-11 junior guard, accounted for all of Dartmouth’s points in overtime, hitting four 3-pointers, including the game-winner. Mitola was 4-of-5 from the field in overtime. He had been 2-of-10 entering the extra frame. Mitola ended with a game-high 18 points.
Dartmouth needed an offensive spark. After leading by 14 at halftime, the Big Green scored only 13 points in the second half with only one field goal in the final seven minutes of regulation.
Both teams moved to .500 with the Big Green improving to 5-5 and the Huskies dropping to 4-4.