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Two questions immediately came to mind after the dazzling shooting performance Rutgers put on yesterday in recording the program's first upset of a top-10 team in 21 years: Who kidnapped the Knights offense and replaced it with these guys? And why did it take so long for this to finally happen?
Rutgers: Hits new heights in stunning No. 9 Irish

It's still a long shot, but Rutgers at least gave itself some hope for making the Big East Tournament -- and avoiding last place in the West Division -- with yesterday's upset of No. 9 ranked Notre Dame. The Knights will wake up today tied for last with West Virginia at 4-10 in league play, with both one game behind 5-9 Georgetown.
Rutgers notes: Slim Big East tourney hopes alive

PISCATAWAY - Jerome Coleman gave a performance for Rutgers' fans to remember him by, and his understudy gave them a glimpse of the future. Playing in what was most likely his final game at Louis Brown Athletic Center, Coleman broke out of a scoring slump with 27 points as the Scarlet Knights upset No. 9 Notre Dame 95-82 yesterday, their first win over a Top 10 team in more than 20 years.
Behind Coleman, Rutgers drops ND

File this one away with the Loch Ness Monster, UFOs and Stonehenge. There are some things in this world that just defy rational explanation, and the Rutgers men's basketball team beating the snot out of ninth-ranked Notre Dame on Saturday is one of them.
Basketball: Rutgers' victory a mystery to all - Courier News

Jerome Coleman grew up in the hardscrabble Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y., where drugs and crime are prevalent. While his father fell victim to social ills, spending 13 years in prison, Coleman always steered clear of trouble. He longed to make a living playing basketball. But the way this season has been going, hopes of a professional career were fading fast along with the Rutgers University men's basketball team's chances of making the Big East Tournament.
Coleman scores 27 points as Rutgers stuns Notre Dame 95-82 - Courier News

PISCATAWAY - Senior Day was more like turn-back-the clock day. For two hours Saturday, it was 2002 all over again for a Rutgers men's basketball team that surprised even itself.The least productive offense in the Big East suddenly was doing its best Los Angeles Lakers imitation. Jerome Coleman, in the role of Kobe Bryant, was hitting three-point field goals like they were uncontested layups, and all a stunned Notre Dame could do was watch in disbelief.
North Jersey Media Group


Women's Basketball

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Shalicia Hurns' game-winner hung on the rim before falling through - for No. 20 Rutgers, it felt like forever. "It was like months," Hurns said of her basket at the buzzer that lifted the Scarlet Knights to a 50-49 win over No. 18 Villanova yesterday. "I'm just glad it went down. I didn't even realize we won until I saw everyone running on the floor."
Hurns' bucket lifts Rutgers

The ball rolled around the rim and settled there for a moment, a millisecond that felt like an eternity for Shalicia Hurns. "It felt like it was up there a day ... a week ... a couple months," she said. "It felt like we could go home and come back again."
Basketball: Rutgers women beat Villanova at buzzer - Courier News

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