Inman leads Rutgers past Manhattan

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP)—J.R. Inman scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Rutgers held off a late Manhattan rally and beat the Jaspers 73-67 on Saturday.

Anthony Farmer had 16 points for the Scarlet Knights (8-5), while Courtney Nelson came off the bench to add 12. Manhattan (7-5) got a game-high 23 points from Antoine Pearson, including 14 in the first half.

Rutgers appeared to take command midway through the second half, when Inman scored seven straight points in 1:30 span to give his team a 53-44 lead with 11:27 remaining.

Their lead eventually grew to 66-46 with just under seven minutes left, but Manhattan rallied in the closing minutes and cut the deficit to 70-65 when Darryl Crawford hit two of three free throws with 44 seconds remaining.

The Jaspers would not get any closer though, and Inman sealed the win with a fast-break dunk with 32 seconds left.

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 Manhattan
A. Pearson A. Pearson
7-13,  23 Pts
1 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Rutgers
J. Inman J. Inman
6-12,  16 Pts
10 Rebs, 0 Assists

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