Final 2OT

Seton Hall 70

(11-9, 3-5 Big East)

Rutgers 74

(9-12, 2-6 Big East)

    2:00 PM ET, January 27, 2007

    Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey

    1 2 OT 2OT T
    HALL 25 28 8 970
    RUTG 25 28 8 1374

    Top Performers

    Seton Hall: P. Gause 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Rutgers: A. Hill 18 Pts, 19 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Rutgers 74, Seton Hall 70, 2OT

    Associated Press

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Adrian Hill had career-bests of 18 points and 19 rebounds and hit a go-ahead free throw with 1:07 left in the second overtime to lead Rutgers to a 74-70 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday, snapping the Scarlet Knights' five-game losing streak.

    J.R. Inman added 14 points and hit two clutch 3-pointers in the final 28 seconds of regulation to get Rutgers (9-12, 2-6 in Big East) to the overtime in the game between the two longtime New Jersey rivals.

    Marquis Webb had three free throws and Anthony Farmer two in the final 32 seconds for the Scarlet Knights, who were 29-of-42 from the free throw line. Seton Hall only took 12 free throws, making eight.

    Eugene Harvey had 19 points to lead Seton Hall (11-9, 3-5), which is riding a season-high three-game losing streak. Paul Gause added 18 for the Pirates, who blew a five-point lead late in regulation and saw Brian Laing miss a go-ahead free throw at the end of the first overtime.

    Seton Hall led three times in the second overtime, the last time at 68-66 on a baseline drive by Jamar Nutter with 2:23 to play.

    Ollie Bailey then hit a turnaround jumper with 1:56 to tie the game.

    After Nutter missed a long 3-pointer, Hill was fouled underneath and hit the second of two free throws for a 69-68 lead.

    Harvey, who was 8-of-24 from the field, missed a drive and a 3-pointer on the Pirates' next possession and then fouled Farmer, who made two free throws with 32.9 seconds left for a 71-68 lead.

    Nutter missed a game-tying 3-pointer from the left corner and Larry Davis missed a follow up attempt with about 15 seconds to play for Seton Hall. Webb eventually iced the game with his free throws.

    Hill's previous career highs were 13 points and 10 rebounds.

    Laing, the Pirates' leader scorer, had a chance to win the game in the first overtime but missed the second of two free throws with 7.3 seconds to play. Rutgers lost control of the ball on the ensuing possession and never got off a shot.

    The Scarlet Knights rallied from a 51-46 deficit in the final 1:13 to force the overtime, with Inman hitting two 3-pointers to tie the game. His first cut the lead to 51-50 with 28 seconds to go and his second from the top of the key with 16.6 seconds left tied the game at 53. It came 10 seconds after Laing hit two free throws to give Seton Hall a 53-50 lead.

    Harvey had a chance to win it in closing seconds of regulation but his off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer never hit the rim.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 70 74
    FG Made-Attempted 27-76 (.355) 20-54 (.370)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 5-18 (.278)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 29-42 (.690)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 4

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