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Formula Won: UW upends Dartmouth to advance to regional title game

1941 NCAA Tournament
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Dartmouth Wisconsin 51Dartmouth 50
UW Field House • Madison, Wis. • Attendance: 12,500

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1st 2nd Final
 Dartmouth 24 26 50
22 29 51
 Statistical Leaders
 • Gene Englund: 18 Pts, 6-21 FG
 • John Kotz: 15 Pts, 5-9 FT
 • Charles Epperson: 8 Pts, 4-11 FG
 Stats at a Glance
 Field Goals 22-80 17-53
 FG Percentage .275 .321
 Free Throws 6-10 17-24
 FT Percentage .600 .708
 Fouls 20 11
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March 21, 1941

MADISON, Wis. - The Badgers began their quest for the national championship by rallying in the second half to down Dartmouth in the NCAA East Regional at the UW Field House. 

The lead changed hands four times in the first half before Dartmouth assumed a 24-22 lead at intermission.

 Fast Facts
• Dartmouth held 24-22 edge at the intermission
• UW regained lead in 2nd half on Englund bucket
• Dartmouth scored game's final 4 points

The Big Green managed to stay ahead or even through the first 15 minutes of the second half. The score was knotted at 42-42 with 8:00 left hwhen three-time Ivy League scoring champion Gus Broberg scored inside to give Dartmouth a 44-42 lead.

The Badgers tied it again on a hook shot by Charles Epperson, then took their first lead since early in the game on an inside basket by Gene Englund.

Englund scored again minutes later and John Kotz added a pair of free throws to put Wisconsin up 51-46 with just over a minute remaining.

Dartmouth scored the game's final four points, including a desperation field goal from near half-court as the final gun sounded.

Englund (18) and Kotz (15) led the Badgers in scoring.

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