HAMDEN, Conn. -- Chaise Daniels scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked Miles Wright's jump shot at the buzzer to lead Quinnipiac to a 78-77 season-opening win against Dartmouth on Saturday.
The Bobcats led 42-33 at halftime and extended the lead to 53-37 with Cameron Young's two free throws before Dartmouth went on a 12-0 run to get back in the game.
Isaiah Washington scored 18 points and had seven rebounds for Quinnipiac, while Kelly scored 11 and passed out nine assists.
Quinnipiac had a decisive 48-32 rebounding edge. Dartmouth committed 24 fouls, however, the Bobcats allowed Dartmouth to stay in the contest with 15 turnovers.
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