Posted January 05, 2013 on AP on Fox
Eli Carter scored 23 points and Rutgers held off a second-half rally to defeat No. 24 Pittsburgh 67-62 on Saturday, handing the Panthers their second straight loss. The victory was the first for Rutgers coach Mike Rice since returning from a three-game school-imposed suspension for inappropriate behavior earlier this week. The Scarlet Knights (10-3, 1-1 Big East) led by 14 points at halftime only to see the Panthers (12-3, 0-2) twice close the gap to two points in the final 5 minutes, the last time at 55-53 on a dunk by Steven Adams with 3:24 to play. Carter, who came off the bench for only the fourth time this season, hit a 10-footer in the lane with 2:53 to go and Dane Miller added two free throws after James Robinson and Tray Woodall missed 3-pointers on the ensuing possession to secure the game. Myles Mack added 11 points and Miller finished with nine points and six rebounds for the Scarlet Knights, who were coming off a 78-53 loss to No. 7 Syracuse in Rice's return. J....
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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers coach Mike Rice flopped Eli Carter and Jerome Seagears in the starting lineup because of a rules violation in the 67-62 win over No. 24 Pittsburgh. With Carter off the bench, both players had huge performances to bring the Scarlet Knights back even in conference play.
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