Rutgers rallies past Stony Brook 71-66 late in game

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) Mike Williams sank two free throws with three seconds left and Rutgers held off Stony Brook 71-66 Saturday night, scoring its last 10 points from the line.

C.J. Gettys scored on a layup and a foul shot, the three-point play coming in the midst of a 15-0 run and boosting Rutgers into the lead for good, 57-55, with just under nine minutes left. Stony Brook had opened the second half on an 8-0 clip and led until going scoreless for five minutes during Rutgers' pivotal rally.

Nigel Johnson led the Scarlet Knights (9-1) with 21 points, including 7 of 9 at the foul line. Corey Sanders added 13 points and Deshawn Freeman eight points and 12 rebounds. Issa Thiam and Gettys each scored eight points.

Akwasi Yeboah led Stony Brook with 18 points, the freshman hitting six 3-pointers including one that cut the gap to 67-66 with 2:07 left. Roland Nyama added 17 points.


Rutgers: Plays host to Fairleigh Dickinson on Wednesday, Dec. 14, the last of four nonconference road games.

Stony Brook: Visits Hofsta Tuesday, Dec. 13.