Dartmouth 49
Elon 71
Date of game: 12/4/2012

Dartmouth (2-3) at Elon (5-3) (ET)

GAME NOTES: The Dartmouth Big Green and the Elon Phoenix are set to square off in non-conference action on Tuesday night.

After winning its opener against Maine (67-54), Dartmouth slipped into a three-game losing streak, but it was able to bounce back on Saturday against Longwood with a 61-53 victory. The Big Green are in the midst of an eight- game road swing, and they won't return home until Jan. 5, 2013.

Elon lost its first game of the season on the road at Butler (74-59), but it responded nicely with four consecutive wins. Since then however, the Phoenix have dropped two of their last three, losing to VMI on Nov. 24 (90-81) and falling at home to College of Charleston on Saturday in heartbreaking fashion, 56-54.

Dartmouth beat Elon last December, 62-54, at home to take a 1-0 series advantage.

It has been an ugly start for Dartmouth, as it is making good on only 36.2 percent of its field goal attempts in averaging 60.2 ppg, but luckily the team has played well at the defensive end in yielding a .407 opposing field goal percentage and just 62.2 ppg. The Big Green struggled once again on Saturday, shooting 22-of-54 from the field (.407), but was able to goad Longwood into committing 22 turnovers in the eight-point victory. Gabas Maldunas was strong for Dartmouth with 19 points, and John Golden (16 points) and Alex Mitola (10 points, seven rebounds, six assists) were also effective. Mitola is the Big Green's leading scorer for the season with 13.8 ppg, but he has been a detriment to his team by shooting just 31.7 percent from the field. Maldunas tallies 13.4 ppg and 6.6 rpg, and he also leads the team in blocks (seven) and steals (10). Golden rounds out the unit's double-digit scorers with 12.4 ppg.

Elon trailed by nine points against the College of Charleston with under seven minutes to play before it went on a 9-0 run to tie the game, but it could not finish the comeback as it lost by two points. Ryley Beaumont tallied team- highs in both point (14) and rebounds (seven) in the setback, while Lucas Troutman added 12 points but on just 6-of-15 shooting from the field. On the season, the Phoenix have made just 41.2 percent of their field goal attempts in posting an average of 69.0 ppg. They have been especially reliant on the three-point shot, making 8.5 long-range buckets per contest at a 35.8 percent clip. Troutman has converted nearly half his field goal attempts for 14.6 ppg, and he also leads the team in rebounding (5.8 pg) and blocked shots (2.5 pg). Jack Isenbarger has drained 22 treys en route to 13.8 ppg, and Beaumont adds 9.9 ppg. Elon has done a great job taking care of the basketball, turning it over just 10.8 times per game while forcing 17 turnovers per contest.

Dartmouth appears to be on its way to an improvement over its five-win campaign from a season ago, but coming up with quality wins on the road is still very difficult. Expect Elon to bounce back from a tough loss to take care of the Big Green.

GAME NOTES: The Dartmouth Big Green and the Elon Phoenix are set to square off in non-conference action on Tuesday night.

Fact Stats

FACTS & STATS: Site: Alumni Gym (1,607) -- Elon, North Carolina. Television: None. Home Record: Dartmouth 1-2, Elon 3-1. Away Record: Dartmouth 1-1, Elon 2-2. Neutral Record: Dartmouth 0-0, Elon 0-0. Conference Record: Dartmouth 0-0, Elon 1-1. Series Record: Dartmouth leads, 1-0.

Game Date and Time

Tuesday, December 4, 7 p.m. (et)

Predicted Outcome

Elon 64, Dartmouth 56

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