Herve Lamizana hit a 3 pointer with 13 seconds to go in the game to upset number 24 Syracuse before a full house at the RAC. Syracuse tried to come back but Mike Sherrod rebounded the missed Orangemen shot and fed it to Herve who controlled the ball as the clock ran out.
Jerome Coleman led the Knights with 31 points including 5 three pointers. Ricky Shields had 14.
Herve Lamizana had a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Rutgers hit only .342 from the field and only .321 from three point range. Rutgers, however, held the Orangemen to one of nine from three point range. Syracuse hit .455 from the free throw line.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Jerome Coleman scored 26 of his 31 points in the second half and Herve Lamizana banked in a 3-pointer with 16.6 seconds left to give Rutgers a 68-65 win over No. 24 Syracuse on Wednesday night.
The Scarlet Knights (9-9, 1-5 Big East) snapped a six-game losing streak and became the final Big East team to win a conference game.
Syracuse (13-3, 4-2) lost in its first game as a ranked team this season, and for the fourth time in its last five at Rutgers.
Syracuse did not call timeout after Lamizana's basket, and Carmelo Anthony's jumper inside the 3-point line missed badly. The ball was rebounded by Rutgers as time ran out.
After shooting 2-for-9 in the first half, Coleman finished 12-for-23 and became the first Rutgers player with consecutive 30-point games since Eric Riggins in 1987. Coleman scored 30 at West Virginia on Sunday.
Coleman had 13 points in an 18-4 run that gave Rutgers a 49-37 advantage. Syracuse rallied for a 56-53 lead, and led 60-58 with 4:24 remaining.
Coleman's layup tied it and started Rutgers on a 7-0 run, but Syracuse responded with seven straight points - capped by Hakim Warrick's baby hook shot to tie it with 48.2 seconds left. Rutgers then held the ball before Mike Sherrod kicked a pass out to Lamizana, who hit from the left of the key.
Ricky Shields had 14 points and six assists for Rutgers, while Lamizana had 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Anthony, held to two first-half points, finished with 17, while Gerry McNamara added 12 and Jeremy McNeil had 10 points and seven blocks. Warrick had 11 rebounds for the Orangemen, who committed 17 turnovers.
Rutgers won despite shooting 34.7 percent and being outrebounded 47-43.
Neither team could take control in a sloppy first half, and Rutgers' 27-21 advantage was wiped out by Syracuse's 6-0 run to end the half. Rutgers shot 26.3 percent in the half, while the Orangemen committed 12 turnovers.
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