Rutgers 75, Nebraska 73
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP)— J.R. Inman put back a missed shot with 18 seconds left and Rutgers survived a rash of foul troubles with their big men to beat Nebraska 75-73 on Saturday.
In defeating its first Division I team of the season, Rutgers (2-5) snapped a four-game losing streak and prevented Nebraska (5-1) from starting 6-0 for the first time since 2002.
With Rutgers trailing 73-69, Marquis Webb converted a three-point play and fouled out Aleks Maric, Nebraska’s leading scorer, with 56.8 seconds left. Inman then stole the ball from Ryan Anderson, but Webb missed a 3-pointer from the corner.
Inman, who had 12 points, then grabbed the rebound and muscled it back up with 18 seconds left. Nebraska called timeout and worked the ball to Anderson, who finished with 17 points, but his jumper from the left of the foul line bounced off the rim and Rutgers got the rebound with less than a second left.
Rutgers forward Adrian Hill and center Hamady N’Diaye each fouled out with over 12 minutes left, leaving Frank Russell—who had four fouls—as the team’s lone big man for the remainder of the game. Russell finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Jaron Griffin led Rutgers with 16 points.
Maric led the Cornhuskers with 20 points, while Charles Richardson had 15 assists.