Gettys’ basket gives Rutgers 77-75 win over Hartford
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.