PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Quincy Douby scored 23 points, including
12 in the final 7:21, to lift Rutgers over visiting Princeton,
54-44, Saturday afternoon.
Held in check for most of the second half, the Big East's top
offensive threat went off once the Tigers tied things at 37 -- all
on Noah Savage's 3-pointer with 7:40 remaining.
Douby responded with a 3-pointer of his own, drilled a couple
foul shots to spark a victory for the Scarlet Knights (10-3).
Princeton (2-9) had led in the first half, going up 11-9
following a drive by Geoff Kestler with 11:25 remaining. But the
Scarlet Knights went on a 12-2 run highlighted by five points off
the bench from Ollie Bailey.
The Tigers remained within striking distance thanks to a couple
backdoor baskets, but still headed into halftime with a point total
stuck in the teens for the seventh time this season.
The Tigers, though, heated up following intermission, rattling
off a 17-4 run after falling behind 33-20. Three times Savage
connected from beyond the arc during that.
Unfortunately for Princeton, all the effort did was set the
stage for Douby's final run down the stretch. Marquis Webb added 10
The Tigers were forced into 23 turnovers.
Savage finished with 17 points, thanks to a 5-for-7 performance