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Jenkins hits late 3, lifts Lafayette over Rutgers 53-51

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Kyle Jenkins made a deep 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining and Lafayette collected its first win with a 53-51 victory over Rutgers on Monday night.

Ron Harper Jr. hit a 3-pointer in transition with 30 seconds left to give Rutgers a 51-50 lead. Jenkins made the game-winner following a Lafayette timeout and with 0.3 seconds separating the shot and game clock.

Leo O'Boyle scored 18 points to lead Lafayette (1-4). Neal Quinn added 12 points and Jenkins finished with five points and eight rebounds.

Cliff Omoruyi had 14 points and nine rebounds to lead Rutgers (3-2), which shot 29% (16 of 56) overall and missed 22 of 26 3-point attempts. Harper added 13 points and five assists. Paul Mulcahy had 10 points.

O'Boyle scored five points and Jon Brantley added a 3-pointer to cap an 8-0 surge and the Leopards led 42-35 with about 13 minutes remaining.

Back-to-back dunks from Omoruyi gave the Scarlet Knights a 45-44 advantage with 6:08 to play, but they didn't lead again until Harper's late 3.

It was the second consecutive Power-Five opponent for the Leopards, who were routed by then-No. 7 Duke 88-55.


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Updated November 22, 2021

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