Rutgers tops Princeton 49-44

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PRINCETON, N.J. (AP)—Gregory Echenique had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Hamady Ndiaye put back a key dunk with 10.6 seconds remaining as Rutgers defeated Princeton 49-44 Wednesday night.

Anthony Farmer and Mike Rosario each had eight points for Rutgers (6-3), which is 3-0 on the road for the first time since its 1975-76 Final Four season.

Princeton (2-5), which dropped to 0-4 at home for the first time in its history, got 11 points off the bench from Dan Mavraides and eight from Zach Finley.

The Tigers used a 6-0 run to tie the game at 44-44 before Echenique hit what proved to be the winning foul shot with 3:13 remaining.

With just under 40 seconds left, Princeton’s Pawel Buczak missed an alley-oop layup off an inbounds play. After a timeout, Rutgers’ Mike Coburn missed a driving layup that Ndiaye slammed back in with 10.6 seconds remaining to make it 47-44.

Princeton’s Doug Davis, guarded by Farmer, then shot an airball in trying for a tying 3-pointer. JR Inman finished the game converting two free throws for Rutgers with 1.6 seconds left.

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Gregory Echenique Gregory Echenique
5-6,  15 Pts
11 Rebs, 0 Assists
Dan Mavraides Dan Mavraides
5-9,  11 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists

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