Scores

Final

Manhattan 67

(7-5, 1-1 MAAC)

Rutgers 73

(8-5, 6-2 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 29, 2007

    Louis Brown Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    MAN 32 3567
    RUTG 36 3773

    Top Performers

    Manhattan: A. Pearson 23 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Rutgers: J. Inman 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Blk

    Rutgers 73, Manhattan 67

    Associated Press

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- J.R. Inman scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Rutgers held off a late Manhattan rally and beat the Jaspers 73-67 on Saturday.

    Anthony Farmer had 16 points for the Scarlet Knights (8-5), while Courtney Nelson came off the bench to add 12. Manhattan (7-5) got a game-high 23 points from Antoine Pearson, including 14 in the first half.

    Rutgers appeared to take command midway through the second half, when Inman scored seven straight points in 1:30 span to give his team a 53-44 lead with 11:27 remaining.

    Their lead eventually grew to 66-46 with just under seven minutes left, but Manhattan rallied in the closing minutes and cut the deficit to 70-65 when Darryl Crawford hit two of three free throws with 44 seconds remaining.

    The Jaspers would not get any closer though, and Inman sealed the win with a fast-break dunk with 32 seconds left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MAN
    RUTG
    Points 67 73
    FG Made-Attempted 24-65 (.369) 25-53 (.472)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 4-10 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-30 (.533) 19-29 (.655)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 20

    2007-08 Season

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