PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Kadeem Jack scored 18 points and hit two free throws with 14.6 seconds left to give Rutgers a 72-71 win over Yale Thursday night.
Myles Mack had 17 points for Rutgers (2-1), which won for just the second time in eight meetings between the schools. Malick Kone added 12 points, five assists and five rebounds while J.J. Moore had 10 points.
The Bulldogs (1-2) got a career high 22 points from Javier Duren, while Justin Sears had 12 points before fouling out. Armani Cotton had 11 points and Brandon Sherrod added 10.
After Jack's free throws, Rutgers forced two stoppages, the second with 2.9 seconds left. Duren inbounded from under the basket to Nick Victor in middle of the lane. Victor caught the ball in the air and put it up, but it bounced off the rim and Jack got his eighth rebound as time ran out.
Yale had won six straight over the Knights, with Rutgers only win coming in the first meeting on Jan. 7, 1918.
The Bulldogs had a 37-34 lead at halftime and upped it to eight three different times, the last at 57-49. Rutgers slowly whittled it down and trailed 69-65 when Mack hit two foul shots with 40.8 seconds left.
Jerome Seagears then stole the ball off Sears just after the inbounds and passed it to Moore, who hit a 3-pointer from the right wing to give Rutgers its first lead since 31-30.
Cotton hit two foul shots to put Yale up 71-70 with 26.9 seconds left, setting the stage for Jack, who had missed four free throws early in the half.
After a hot-shooting first half, Yale was 9-for-23 (39.1 percent) after intermission and finished 46.9 (23-for-49) for the game. The Bulldogs were 7-of-20 from 3-point range but just 2-for-10 in the second half.
Rutgers shot 43.6 percent (24-for-55) and outrebounded the Bulldogs 37-29. The Knights had 22 second-chance points thanks to 15 offensive boards.
Neither team could make a run in a first half that included ten lead changes and nine ties, as the biggest advantage for either side was five points. Yale hung in despite Sears playing just eight minutes in the half after picking up two quick fouls.
Yale shot 53.8 percent (14-of-26) in the half with Jesse Pritchard going 3-for-3 on 3-pointers. Rutgers shot 39.3 percent (11-28), but the Knights stayed close by hitting 11 of 14 free throws.