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Rutgers Basketball Battles, But Falls to No. 15 Marquette

Jamil Wilson scored all 10 of his points in the second half, including the late 3-pointer that put No. 15 Marquette ahead for good, and the Golden Eagles rallied for a 60-54 victory over Rutgers on Tuesday night.

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Vander Blue had 22 points and made two game-sealing free throws with 13.9 seconds left for Marquette (22-7, 13-4 Big East), which kept pace with Georgetown and Louisville for the regular season title with one game remaining.  Junior Cadougan added points 10 for Marquette.

Myles Mack scored 11 points and Jerome Seagears added 10 for  Rutgers (13-15, 4-13), which has lost five straight and 11 of 12.

The Scarlet Knights held their biggest lead at 35-23 early in the second half. Each time Marquette got close Rutgers answered but, with the Knights leading 50-43, the Golden Eagles went on a 12-2 run to take their first lead since 2-0. Wilson hit a 3-pointer with 3:05 remaining to make it 55-52.

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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