Rutgers tops Delaware State 60-55

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP)—Anthony Farmer came off the bench to score 17 points, including a key basket in the closing seconds, and Rutgers hung on to defeat Delaware State 60-55 on Sunday.

Mike Rosario added 15 points for Rutgers (7-3), which won for the fourth time in five games, and Corey Chandler added 12.

Delaware State (2-12), which has lost 11 straight on the road, was led by Arturo Dubois’ 15 points and 14 rebounds. Francisco Sandidge added 11 points.

Rutgers battled from a 21-10 deficit to a 27-27 halftime tie. With the score 29-29, the Scarlet Knights went on a 21-4 run to open a 50-33 lead. The Hornets battled to within 55-53 with 54.8 seconds left. Rosario missed the second of two free throws and Rutgers’ JR Inman dug out the rebound.

After a timeout with six seconds on the shot clock, Farmer hit a floater in the lane with 16.2 seconds left. Dubois came back with a layup, but Rosario made two foul shots with 6.1 seconds left to seal it.

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 Delaware St.
Arturo Dubois Arturo Dubois
7-18,  15 Pts
14 Rebs, 2 Assists
Anthony Farmer Anthony Farmer
6-7,  17 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists

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