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No. 3 Villanova dispatches Providence, remains perfect in Big East

No. 3 Villanova dispatches Providence, remains perfect in Big East

Justin Moore and Collin Gillespie scored 15 points each to lift No. 3 Villanova past visiting Providence 71-56 on Saturday.Caleb Daniels added 12 and Jermaine Samuels had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats, who improved to 10-1 overall and 5-0 in the Big East. Villanova is the lone remaining unbeaten team in conference play, and extended its winning streak to eight in a row.Alyn Breed led Providence with 18 points and 11 rebounds while David Duke added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Nate Watson also had 12 points.The Friars fell to 8-7 overall and 4-5 in the conference.Both teams started slow offensively with Villanova holding an 11-9 lead midway through the first half.Providence went ahead 13-11 with 8:19 left after Jimmy Nichols drove to the basket and threw down a left-handed dunk. Duke and Nichols then added consecutive 3-pointers and the lead was extended to 19-11.Villanova began the day ranked first in the country in averaging the fewest turnovers per game with just eight. It committed seven turnovers through the first 17 minutes and trailed 24-17.Gillespie and Moore each hit a layup in the final minute and the Wildcats closed within three, 24-21.Breed was fouled on a 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds remaining in the half and made all three. But Gillespie then dropped in a trey at the buzzer as the Wildcats got within 27-24 by halftime.
Florida follows up big win by handling Georgia

Florida follows up big win by handling Georgia

Led by Tre Mann's 24 points, six rebounds and four assists, the Florida Gators secured a 92-84 road victory over the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens on Saturday afternoon.The Gators (8-4, 5-3 SEC) followed up their impressive upset of Tennessee on Tuesday by controlling the paint against the Bulldogs (9-5, 2-5). Florida won the rebounding battle 41-27, led by Omar Payne's nine boards to go along with 10 points.Sahvir Wheeler finished with a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists as the Bulldogs shared the ball well totaling 22 assists on 32 made field goals. Andrew Garcia finished with a team-high 17 points and five rebounds for Georgia.The Bulldogs had five players score in double figures as reserve guard K.D. Johnson totaled 16 points to help their bench outscore Florida's 39-22. Justin Kier added 14 points and Toumani Camara had 11 points and five assists.But the return of forward Colin Castleton, who missed Florida's previous game with an ankle injury, helped set the tone for the Gators as he finished with 14 points, three rebounds and three assists off the bench.Georgia's PJ Horne, coming off a game-winning shot in the closing seconds against Kentucky, was held to two points on 1-of-7 shooting including 0-for-6 from 3-point range.
North Carolina beats NC State to remain perfect at home

North Carolina beats NC State to remain perfect at home

Armando Bacot scored 17 points and Day'Ron Sharpe added 16 as North Carolina defeated visiting NC State 86-76 in Atlantic Coast Conference action Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill, N.C.Caleb Love added 15 points and Anthony Harris and R.J. Davis both had 10 for the Tar Heels (10-5, 5-3 ACC), who have won five of their last six and improved to 6-0 at home. North Carolina got 38 points from its reserves.Devon Daniels posted 21 points and DJ Funderburk added 14 for the Wolfpack (6-5, 2-4), who lost their fourth game in a row and have yet to win in 2021.NC State was going for its first regular-season sweep of the Tar Heels since the 2002-03 season. The Wolfpack won 79-76 on Dec. 22 in Raleigh.Reversing a trend of sluggish first halves this season, UNC used a late 10-2 run to take a 43-33 lead into the locker room. The Tar Heels posted a 28-14 edge in the paint in the opening half.The Wolfpack got within 75-69 on Daniels 3-pointer with less than four minutes to play, but the Tar Heels pushed the lead back to double figures with two free throws by Love and a layup by Harris.
Jared Butler propels No. 2 Baylor past Oklahoma State

Jared Butler propels No. 2 Baylor past Oklahoma State

Jared Butler highlighted his 22-point performance with three straight 3-pointers during a game-breaking 19-1 run as No. 2 Baylor posted an 81-66 win over shorthanded Oklahoma State on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.Mark Vital added 19 points on 8 of 9 shooting for the Bears (14-0 overall, 7-0 Big 12), who are the only unbeaten team to win every game by at least eight points. Baylor sank 52.9 percent from the field in the second half and owned a 22-4 advantage in points off the bench.Kalib Boone scored 21 points to pace the Cowboys (9-4, 3-4), while Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Bryce Williams had 11 points, but it wasn't enough to lift a team playing without its best player and a key reserve.Leading scorer Cade Cunningham, who averages 17.8 points per game, was ruled out less than an hour before the game due to COVID-19 protocol. Rondel Walker also sat out with an arm injury.Oklahoma State still took it to Baylor for nearly 30 minutes. The Cowboys led by as many as nine points late in the first half and took a 36-32 lead to intermission. Oklahoma State matched the Bears for about the first eight minutes after halftime, owning a 50-48 edge after an Isaac Likelele foul shot with 12:22 remaining.
Eric Ayala helps Maryland topple No. 17 Minnesota

Eric Ayala helps Maryland topple No. 17 Minnesota

Eric Ayala scored 21 points to lead Maryland to a 63-49 road upset of No. 17 Minnesota in Big Ten play on Saturday.Donta Scott added 15 points for Maryland (9-7, 3-6 Big Ten), which for the third time this year beat an opponent on the road when that team was ranked.Maryland also beat Wisconsin and Illinois on the road.Maryland held Minnesota to 30.4 percent shooting from the field overall (14 of 46) and 21.7 percent from 3-point range (5 of 23).It was the fewest points scored by Minnesota (11-5, 4-5) this season and the first time the Golden Gophers have failed to score at least 50 points in a game.The Terrapins also held a 38-30 rebounding advantage.Marcus Carr led all scorers with 25 points for Minnesota, but he was the only player to reach double-figures for the Golden Gophers.Maryland shot 42.2 percent (19 of 45) and 34.8 percent (8 of 23) from 3-point range.Trailing 36-27 at halftime, Minnesota closed to within 41-35 with 13:22 remaining in the game, but Maryland held firm.Ayala hit a 3-pointer to give Maryland a 48-37 lead with 11:16 left, and the Terrapins ended up
Florida follows up big win by handling Georgia

Florida follows up big win by handling Georgia

Led by Tre Mann's 24 points, six rebounds and four assists, the Florida Gators secured a 92-84 road victory over the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens on Saturday afternoon.The Gators (8-4, 5-3 SEC) followed up their impressive upset of Tennessee on Tuesday by controlling the paint against the Bulldogs (9-5, 2-5). Florida won the rebounding battle 41-27, led by Omar Payne's nine boards to go along with 10 points.Sahvir Wheeler finished with a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists as the Bulldogs shared the ball well totaling 22 assists on 32 made field goals. Andrew Garcia finished with a team-high 17 points and five rebounds for Georgia.The Bulldogs had five players score in double figures as reserve guard K.D. Johnson totaled 16 points to help their bench outscore Florida's 39-22. Justin Kier added 14 points and Toumani Camara had 11 points and five assists.But the return of forward Colin Castleton, who missed Florida's previous game with an ankle injury, helped set the tone for the Gators as he finished with 14 points, three rebounds and three assists off the bench.Georgia's PJ Horne, coming off a game-winning shot in the closing seconds against Kentucky, was held to two points on 1-of-7 shooting including 0-for-6 from 3-point range.
Moses Moody paces Arkansas in rout of Vanderbilt

Moses Moody paces Arkansas in rout of Vanderbilt

Moses Moody recorded 26 points and eight rebounds Saturday as Arkansas made just over 57 percent of its field goal attempts in a 92-71 win over Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn.Jalen Tate added 25 points and eight assists for the Razorbacks (12-4 overall, 4-4 Southeastern Conference), while Justin Smith chipped in 12 points.Arkansas held a 39-29 edge in rebounds and collected 22 assists off 36 made buckets, with all nine players picking up at least one helper.D.J. Harvey scored 16 points to pace Vanderbilt (4-7, 0-5) and Scotty Pippen, Jr. added 15 points, plus five assists. Maxwell Evans contributed 14 points, but the Commodores didn't have enough firepower to hang with the SEC's second-highest scoring team.Arkansas entered the game averaging 84.5 points per game, and had little problem exceeding that number against an opponent that couldn't stop the transition game or make stops in the halfcourt. Its lead was in double figures for all but 57 seconds of the second half.The Razorbacks scored a whopping 48 points in the paint and converted 16 Vanderbilt turnovers into 18 points while adding 13 fast-break points. They converted 63.3 percent of their field goal attempts in the second half to close out the Commodores.
Moses Moody paces Arkansas in rout of Vanderbilt

Moses Moody paces Arkansas in rout of Vanderbilt

Moses Moody recorded 26 points and eight rebounds Saturday as Arkansas made just over 57 percent of its field goal attempts in a 92-71 win over Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn.Jalen Tate added 25 points and eight assists for the Razorbacks (12-4 overall, 4-4 Southeastern Conference), while Justin Smith chipped in 12 points.Arkansas held a 39-29 edge in rebounds and collected 22 assists off 36 made buckets, with all nine players picking up at least one helper.D.J. Harvey scored 16 points to pace Vanderbilt (4-7, 0-5) and Scotty Pippen, Jr. added 15 points, plus five assists. Maxwell Evans contributed 14 points, but the Commodores didn't have enough firepower to hang with the SEC's second-highest scoring team.Arkansas entered the game averaging 84.5 points per game, and had little problem exceeding that number against an opponent that couldn't stop the transition game or make stops in the halfcourt. Its lead was in double figures for all but 57 seconds of the second half.The Razorbacks scored a whopping 48 points in the paint and converted 16 Vanderbilt turnovers into 18 points while adding 13 fast-break points. They converted 63.3 percent of their field goal attempts in the second half to close out the Commodores.
Denzel Mahoney leads No. 11 Creighton past No. 23 UConn

Denzel Mahoney leads No. 11 Creighton past No. 23 UConn

Denzel Mahoney had 20 points and Marcus Zegarowski scored 10 of his 15 in the second half to lead No. 11 Creighton to a 74-66 Big East win against No. 23 Connecticut on Saturday in Omaha, Neb.Damien Jefferson added 13 points for the Bluejays (11-4, 7-3), who halted a two-game losing streak despite going 6 of 20 from 3-point range and getting outrebounded 43-27.Creighton did shoot 51.1 percent overall and held UConn (7-3, 4-3) to 35.9 percent shooting.R.J. Cole scored 14 points and Adama Sanogo added 13 for the Huskies, who have dropped two in a row and remain without injured star James Bouknight (20.3 points per game).Down early in the opening minutes of the second half, Creighton hit four of its first five shots to go up 40-35.UConn fought back thanks to the play of Sanogo and Tyrese Martin (11 points) to tie the game at 48-48.
Allen Flanigan helps potent Auburn rout South Carolina

Allen Flanigan helps potent Auburn rout South Carolina

Sophomore Allen Flanigan scored a career-high 24 points and Jaylin Williams added 18 to lead visiting Auburn to a 109-86 victory over South Carolina on Saturday in Columbia, S.C.Sharife Cooper finished with 16 points, matched his season best of 12 assists and grabbed six rebounds. He had a double-double in the first half with 10 points and 11 assists against just a single turnover.The freshman continued to be the catalyst for the Tigers (9-7, 3-5 SEC), who won for the third time in four games. He orchestrated a balanced attack in which JT Thor and Devan Cambridge scored 14 and 10 points, respectively, as Auburn recorded a season high for points.Flanigan made 7 of 12 from the field, including 4-for-6 from the 3-point line, while Williams shot 8 of 12, including hitting 2 of 3 from beyond the arc. The Tigers shot 51.9 percent from the field and were 14 of 27 from 3-point range.South Carolina (3-5, 1-3), which dropped its third straight game, was led by Keyshawn Bryant with 24 points and AJ Lawson with 23. Lawson made 6 of 8 3-point shots and the Gamecocks were 9 of 24 overall while shooting 41.2 percent from the field.The Tigers dominated the first half by shooting 52.8 percent (19-for-36) from the field, including making eight of 14 3-point attempts, in addition to making 11 of 12 free-throw attempts. The Tigers, who led 57-42 at the break, had three players score in double figures in the opening half -- Williams (14), Flanigan (14) and Cooper (10).
Allen Flanigan helps potent Auburn rout South Carolina

Allen Flanigan helps potent Auburn rout South Carolina

Sophomore Allen Flanigan scored a career-high 24 points and Jaylin Williams added 18 to lead visiting Auburn to a 109-86 victory over South Carolina on Saturday in Columbia, S.C.Sharife Cooper finished with 16 points, matched his season best of 12 assists and grabbed six rebounds. He had a double-double in the first half with 10 points and 11 assists against just a single turnover.The freshman continued to be the catalyst for the Tigers (9-7, 3-5 SEC), who won for the third time in four games. He orchestrated a balanced attack in which JT Thor and Devan Cambridge scored 14 and 10 points, respectively, as Auburn recorded a season high for points.Flanigan made 7 of 12 from the field, including 4-for-6 from the 3-point line, while Williams shot 8 of 12, including hitting 2 of 3 from beyond the arc. The Tigers shot 51.9 percent from the field and were 14 of 27 from 3-point range.South Carolina (3-5, 1-3), which dropped its third straight game, was led by Keyshawn Bryant with 24 points and AJ Lawson with 23. Lawson made 6 of 8 3-point shots and the Gamecocks were 9 of 24 overall while shooting 41.2 percent from the field.The Tigers dominated the first half by shooting 52.8 percent (19-for-36) from the field, including making eight of 14 3-point attempts, in addition to making 11 of 12 free-throw attempts. The Tigers, who led 57-42 at the break, had three players score in double figures in the opening half -- Williams (14), Flanigan (14) and Cooper (10).
Oklahoma hands No. 9 Kansas a third consecutive loss

Oklahoma hands No. 9 Kansas a third consecutive loss

De'Vion Harmon scored 22 points to lead Oklahoma to a 75-68 win over No. 9 Kansas on Saturday in Norman, Okla.The Jayhawks (10-5, 4-4 Big 12) have dropped three consecutive games for the first time since 2013.The Sooners (9-4, 5-3) improved to 8-1 at home and have won three consecutive games.Both teams' leading scorers, Oklahoma's Austin Reaves and Kansas' Ochai Agbaji, were held scoreless in the first half.Reaves and Agbaji each came on strong after the break, with Reaves' aggressiveness helping make the difference.The Sooners didn't attempt a free throw in the first half but made 18 of 22 in the second half, with Reaves scoring 10 of his 16 points from the line.Agbaji scored 10 second-half points while Marcus Garrett led Kansas with 21 points and 12 rebounds.Harmon outdueled his former high school teammate, Jalen Wilson. Wilson finished with 13 points of 5-of-7 shooting for the Jayhawks.
Marcus Sasser, Quentin Grimes lift No. 8 Houston past Temple

Marcus Sasser, Quentin Grimes lift No. 8 Houston past Temple

Marcus Sasser and Quentin Grimes scored 15 points apiece while Justin Gorham added a double-double as Houston cruised to a 68-51 road victory over Temple on Saturday in Philadelphia.The eighth-ranked Cougars (13-1, 8-1 American Athletic Conference) took control early in the first half and, after warding off a rally by the Owls (3-4, 2-4), reclaimed control with a run. Temple never threatened following the break as Houston maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half.Sasser and Grimes combined to shoot 12 of 22 from the floor. Grimes added nine rebounds and both had three assists as the Cougars totaled 16 assists on their 26 field goals.Gorham had 14 points and 10 rebounds while senior guard DeJon Jarreau posted nine points, six rebounds and six assists.Gorham and Jarreau knocked down consecutive 3s as Houston pushed to a 57-37 lead with 8:15 remaining. The Cougars stretched their winning streak to six consecutive games by limiting the Owls to 33.9 percent shooting, including 5 of 20 from deep.
Syracuse dominant in 78-60 win over No. 16 Virginia Tech

Syracuse dominant in 78-60 win over No. 16 Virginia Tech

Quincy Guerrier scored a team-high 20 points and Alan Griffin posted a double-double as Syracuse pulled away from No. 16 Virginia Tech for a 78-60 victory in Atlantic Coast Conference action Saturday afternoon in Syracuse, N.Y.Griffin also blocked seven shots to add to his 15 points and 10 rebounds. Mark Dolezaj had 18 points as the Orange (9-4, 3-3 ACC) outscored the Hokies 38-26 in the second half as the Hokies struggled.The Orange's biggest lead was 78-53 entering the final two minutes.With leading scorer Keve Aluma scoreless the first 20 minutes, the Hokies (11-3, 5-2) were led by Nahiem Alleyne, who scored 20 points with 17 coming in the first half. He hit five 3-pointers.Dolezaj scored 14 of his points in a first half that ended with the Orange up only 40-34.
No. 7 Michigan ends Purdue’s winning streak at four

No. 7 Michigan ends Purdue’s winning streak at four

Isaiah Livers had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 7 Michigan snapped Purdue's four-game winning streak with a 70-53 victory in West Lafayette, Ind. on Friday.Eli Brooks contributed 11 points and five rebounds for Michigan (13-1 overall, 8-1 Big Ten). Franz Wagner tossed in eight points with seven rebounds and a team-best five assists.Hunter Dickinson added eight points but also made six turnovers.The Wolverines, who never trailed, increased their lead in the Big Ten to 1 1/2 games over second-place No. 4 Iowa and No. 10 Wisconsin.Michigan, which scored 20 points off turnovers, shot 44.6 percent from the field and knocked down six of 15 3-point tries. Livers had half of those 3-point makes.Trevion Williams led Purdue (11-6, 6-4) with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Jaden Ivey added 12 points, five rebounds and five assists.Boilermakers coach Matt Painter announced prior to the game that starter Sasha Stefanovic would miss at least three games after testing positive for COVID-19.Without him, Purdue shot 30.8 percent from the field and made just two of 12 3-point attempts.The Wolverines established a 34-21 lead by halftime behind Livers' 12 points.
Utah finally wins on road, downs Washington State

Utah finally wins on road, downs Washington State

Five players scored in double figures Thursday night as Utah snapped a 13-game road losing streak, never trailing in a 71-56 Pac-12 Conference win over Washington State in Pullman.Branden Carlson led the way with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Utes (6-6, 3-5), who beat the Cougars for the 13th straight time. Timmy Allen added 13 points, while Alfonso Plummer and reserve Riley Battin each scored 12. Mikael Jantunen hit for 10 points.Rylan Jones dished out 10 assists as Utah connected on 54.9 percent of its field goal attempts. The Utes drew 19 assists on 28 made baskets, and nearly doubled up Washington State 38-22 in points in the paint.Noah Williams scored a game-high 17 points for the Cougars (9-5, 2-5), but leading scorer Isaac Bonton managed just four on 1 of 8 shooting. Efe Abogidi added 12 for Washington State, which hit just 20 of 53 shots (37.7 percent) and were outrebounded 32-25.After blowing a 12-point halftime lead Saturday night in a dreadful home loss to California, Utah wasn't going to let the Cougars hang around. The Utes pushed a 17-point halftime advantage to 21 quickly in the second half and were able to cruise for the game's remainder.Utah set an immediate tone by punching inside to Carlson for short jumpers on its first two possessions. The Utes used their height to great advantage, opening up a 23-9 lead just over 10 minutes into the game while making just one 3-pointer.
Arizona edges Arizona State on buzzer-beater

Arizona edges Arizona State on buzzer-beater

Azuolas Tubelis made an uncontested shot at the buzzer after an airball by teammate James Akinjo, giving Arizona an 84-82 win over Arizona State on Thursday in Tempe, Ariz.Arizona ended the game on a 7-0 run, taking advantage of the Sun Devils failing to score in the last 2:22.Akinjo made a 3-pointer with 1:47 to go, and Arizona's Terrell Brown Jr. sank two free throws to tie the game at 82 with 1:02 left.Both teams had unsuccessful possessions before Arizona State's Remy Martin missed a shot in traffic in the lane with nine seconds left.Bennedict Mathurin grabbed the rebound for Arizona and passed the ball to Akinjo, who dribbled ahead and tried a 3-point shot that came up short. Tubelis was alone under the basket and quickly put the ball in the hoop with 0.4 seconds left on the clock.Akinjo finished with 24 points to lead the Wildcats (11-3, 5-3 Pac-12). Brown had 14 points and six assists while Mathurin and Dalen Terry each put up 13 points.Martin and Josh Christopher each had 18 points for Arizona State (4-7, 1-4). The duo combined for 31 of Arizona State's 52 points in the second half. Alonzo Verge Jr. added 12 points and six rebounds and Jalen Graham had 10.A 7-0 run by Arizona State gave the Sun Devils a 76-69 lead with 4:42 left in the second half. The hosts gained separation behind Martin's five points, including a 3-pointer.
No. 24 UCLA hang on, edge California 61-57

No. 24 UCLA hang on, edge California 61-57

California's bid for an upset of Pac-12 leading UCLA came up just short Thursday night at home, as the No. 24 Bruins edged the Golden Bears 61-57.Cody Riley scored 13 points and Jules Bernard added 11 for the Bruins (12-2), including a key 3-pointer late in the game. UCLA, held 17 points under their average points per game, remained undefeated in the conference at 8-0.Johnny Juzang made two free throws with 8.9 seconds to play to seal UCLA's win, the seventh in a row for the Bruins.Cal made it difficult for all 40 minutes, the game played at their slower tempo with the Bears making 10 3s to four for the Bruins. Grant Anticevich scored 21 points and hit all five of his 3-pointers for Cal (7-9, 2-7).The Bruins led by as many as six points early in the first half, but Cal refused to go away. A steal and dunk from Jaime Jaquez Jr. made it 20-18 Bruins with 9:51 to go. Jaquez landed hard on his back but bounced back up.After UCLA led 22-18, the Bears went on a 10-2 run and never trailed the rest of the half. A Jalen Celestine 3 gave Cal a 36-30 lead with 26 seconds left, his only points of the half, then Riley scored with a second left for UCLA to trail by four at halftime.
Indiana shuts down No. 4 Iowa

Indiana shuts down No. 4 Iowa

Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 23 points and Indiana put forth a smothering second-half defensive effort in an 81-69 upset at No. 4 Iowa on Thursday night.Rob Phinisee added 18 points and three assists as the Hoosiers (9-6, 4-4 Big Ten) posted their first win against a ranked team this season. The Hoosiers did it with defense, holding Iowa, the Big Ten's top scoring team at 92.2 points per game, to just 69 points on 38.1 percent shooting from the floor and 21.7 percent shooting from 3-point range.Luka Garza led Iowa (12-3, 6-2) with 28 points, with Joe Wieskamp posting a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.Down 53-44 midway through the second half, Indiana rallied to tie the score at 53 with a 9-0 run, then took control of the game down the stretch, limiting the Hawkeyes to just three field goals over the game's last 12 minutes. Iowa, the Big Ten's top scoring offense at 92.2 points per game, shot just 38.1 percent from the field and 21.7 percent from the 3-point line.Wieskamp and Garza combined to score 30 points in the first half, helping Iowa jump to a 37-31 halftime lead.Garza established himself inside early, scoring seven of Iowa's first 10 point. Wieskamp then heated up from outside, sinking his first three 3-point attempts, including a 3-pointer with 11:25 left in the first half to give Iowa an early 25-18 lead.
Penn State defeats struggling Rutgers, snaps 5-game skid

Penn State defeats struggling Rutgers, snaps 5-game skid

Izaiah Brockington scored 17 points as host Penn State never trailed and recorded a 75-67 victory over struggling Rutgers on Thursday night in University Park, Pa.Brockington helped Penn State (4-6, 1-5 Big Ten) end a five-game losing streak as Penn State led by as many 17 before withstanding a late Rutgers comeback attempt.Penn State leading scorer Myreon Jones also scored 17 after going scoreless in the Nittany Lions' impressive first half. Seth Lundy added 16 and 10 rebounds.Penn State rebounded nicely from Tuesday's loss to No. 22 Illinois by shooting 49.1 percent and outrebounding the Scarlet Knights (7-5, 3-6) by a 40-27 margin, which included 12 offensive boards.Rutgers got within four points down the stretch in the second half several times but could not complete the comeback and dropped its fifth straight since beating Purdue on Dec. 29.Ron Harper Jr. led the Scarlet Knights with 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting. He scored 14 points in the second half and made several shots to keep Rutgers within striking distance in the final minutes.Myles Johnson added 14 points for Rutgers, who shot 44.3 percent but could not overcome shooting 36.7 percent in the first half and missing 11 of its first 17 shots after halftime.