Get­tys’ bas­ket gives Rut­gers 77-75 win over Hart­ford

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

Nigel Johnson launched the ball to the rafters and Corey San­ders ran around the court with his arms raised over his head in ju­bi­la­tion.

It was a cel­e­bra­tion that could have been mis­taken for a team that just caused a ma­jor up­set. In­stead, it was a team’s re­lief from es­cap­ing one.

C.J. Get­tys re­bounded Corey San­ders’ missed layup and scored with six sec­onds left to give Rut­gers the 77-75 win over Hart­ford on Fri­day.

“Corey was just able to split the gap of de­fend­ers and get to the rim and I have ev­ery­one’s back. That’s our team motto. I have your back and you have mine,” Get­tys said. “So I was right there for the fol­low-up and luck­ily I was able to muster it in.”

De­shawn Free­man had a ca­reer-high 26 points and 10 re­bounds for back-to-back dou­ble­dou­bles to help Rut­gers es­cape an up­set.

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