Well, this wasn’t supposed to happen.
Rutgers basketball hasn’t been the poster child for stellar basketball play as of the last few years, but on Saturday afternoon at home against No. 15-ranked Seton Hall, the Scarlet Knights showed at least one stellar half. At halftime, Seton Hall was in control of the game — it seemed like — leading 42-32.
Then, the second half took place.
The Scarlet Knights took over the game not only by scoring 39 points, but by holding the Pirates to just 23. Once the final whistle blew, Rutgers won, 71-65.
From a shooting perspective, Seton Hall shot better from the field and from the 3-point line. Rutgers did, however, win the turnover battle, 18-8.
Rutgers guard Corey Sanders led all players with 22 points.
Steve Pikiell just led Rutgers to a critical win against rival Seton Hall. His team finished the game on a 17-2 run after Seton Hall had taken control. Really impressed by Deshawn Freeman battling one of the top frontcourts in the country. Geo Baker… https://t.co/qCZHni4QF7
— Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) December 16, 2017
Related: Seton Hall was favored in some places by 9.5 points.
With the win, the Scarlet Knights are now 10-3 overall this season. The team started its 2017-18 campaign with 6 straight wins but then lost its next 3. Rutgers has since won its last 4 games.
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