BY: John Mamola
Rutgers junior forward Kadeem Jack hit the go-ahead shot completely off-balance in the lane with 11 seconds to play as the Scarlett Knights rallied from a 15-point, second-half deficit to defeat USF 74-73 on Saturday.
Jack and forward J.J. Moore had 20 points each as Rutgers snapped a four-game losing streak with their first win at home in a month.
Bulls forward Victor Rudd had 26 points to lead USF but his layup attempt with seconds remaining fell off the rim and John Egbunu could not convert the tip on the rebound. The loss extended the Bulls' season-high losing streak to six games.
The win for Rutgers came less than a week after it blew a 15-point second-half lead on the road against UCF.