Rutgers falls short on road at Minnesota
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.