Harper’s 3-pointer with 2.1 left puts Rutgers past Indiana | Radio WGN 720


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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Ron Harper Jr. scored 19 points and hit a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left to give Rutgers a 66-63 win over Indiana on Wednesday night.

Geo Baker shot a 3 to give the Scarlet Knights a 57-56 lead with 2:34 remaining, and they stretched the advantage to five points with 19.2 seconds remaining.

Indiana’s Miller Kopp made a pair of free throws and then forced a turnover on the next series. Kopp handed the ball to Parker Stewart, who drilled a 3 that tied it at 63 with 10 seconds left before Harper sealed it.

Rutgers (17-12, 11-8 Big Ten) has won five in a row and seven of the last eight in the series.

Harper was 7 of 12 from the floor and Baker finished with 13 points. The combined pair for the Knights’ eight 3-pointers. Clifford Omoruyi had 13 points and 12 rebounds to collect a sixth double-double.

Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 15 of 19 points in the first half and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Indiana (18-11, 9-10). Xavier Johnson added 13 points and Race Thompson 12.

A 10-0 run early in the second half gave Rutgers a 38-37 advantage, but Indiana responded with a 10-2 surge, capped by a Johnson dunkand 3-pointer. The Hoosiers held the lead until Baker’s layup tied it at 52 with 5:30 remaining.

Indiana plays eighth-ranked Purdue in a season finale on Saturday while Rutgers concludes its regular season by hosting Penn State on Sunday.

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