Rut­gers falls short on road at Min­nesota

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - SPORTS - Staff and wire re­port

Amir Cof­fey scored 29 points to lead a bal­anced scor­ing at­tack as Min­nesota de­feated Rut­gers 88-70 on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Jor­dan Mur­phy scored 15 points and grabbed 16 re­bounds, Dupree McBrayer scored 15 points and added 10 as­sists, and fresh­man Gabe Kalscheur scored 11 points for Min­nesota (13-3, 3-2).

Myles John­son scored a ca­reer-high 13 and Geo Baker also scored 13 points for the Scar­let Knights (8-7, 1-4), who were play­ing with­out their lead­ing scorer and re­bounder, Eu­gene Omoruyi. MARQUETTE 70, SE­TON HALL 66>> Markus Howard scored 26 points, Sacar Anim had 14 and No. 21 Marquette staved off a se­cond-half rally to beat Se­ton Hall.

The Pi­rates took a 6362 lead on Myles Pow­ell’s 3-pointer with 3:05 left, and a lay-in by fresh­man Joey Hauser put Marquette up 6663 with 48 sec­onds re­main­ing.

Quincy McKnight pulled Se­ton Hall within 68-66 by hit­ting the first of two free throws with three sec­onds left, but Sam Hauser was fouled on the re­bound and con­verted both free throws at the other end to keep Marquette (14-3, 3-1) un­de­feated in 12 home games at the new Fis­erv Fo­rum.

Pow­ell had 21 points for the Pi­rates (12-5, 3-2).

KEAN 89, TCNJ 69 >> An aw­ful first-half per­for­mance cost the Li­ons (10-6, 6-3) a league game against the Cougars (3-13, 1-8). Randy Walko fin­ished with 17 points, but TCNJ trailed 15-0 and then 56-21 at half as it had a five-game win­ning streak snapped.

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