Rutgers, Prince rally to top UConn in second half
PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- A trail of ticker-tape followers clogged traffic even more than usual from Manhattan to the Meadowlands on Tuesday in a daylong celebration of the inevitability of gridiron imperfection. A few hours later and a few miles farther down the New Jersey Turnpike, Rutgers added its own tribute.Behind a career-high 33 points from Epiphanny Prince, Rutgers rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to stun top-ranked and previously perfect Connecticut 73-71. Coming off a conference loss at No. 12 West Virginia last week and staring down a road trip to Tennessee next week, the Scarlet Knights faced the prospect of erasing the positive momentum gained in early wins against Maryland, LSU and California. But instead of starting a slide, Tuesday's game turned into a statement. "I said this game would be good for a lot reasons," Stringer said in something of a Zen moment after the win. "We would either find out who we are, or we would find out who we are. And we found out who we are." Come again, coach? "When people back us up in a corner, we come out fighting. There is an honor there. We're fighters, and you should never count us out."
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And they still almost came away with a win.