The Scarlet Knights stunned Indiana 76-69 on Thursday after falling behind by 14 points. Rutgers lost at home to the Hoosiers 65-43 on Feb. 5.
"As I told the players, these games aren't easy," Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell said, "but we have to continue to stay the course.
"Just a real proud day, these guys kept fighting and I'm real happy for Rutgers Nation. We just toughed it out, and we get 40 (minutes) more so we're excited about that."
It is the first time Rutgers has won two conference tournament games since reaching the Big East semifinals in 1998.
One night after scoring 23 points against Minnesota, guard Corey Sanders scored 28 on 12-of-20 shooting while forward Deshawn Freeman and guard Geo Baker contributed 15 points apiece to give Rutgers its first victory over Indiana after losing the first seven meetings. << Read more
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