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 a career-high 21 points off the bench, 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.