Tyler Scaife went coast-to-coast and scores with 2 seconds left to give Rutgers the Women’s National Invitation Tournament championship with a 56-54 win over UTEP on Saturday.
Rutgers (28-9), which led 30-16 at the half, withstood a furious second-half rally by UTEP (29-8), which tied it at 54 with 7 seconds to play on a putback by Chrishauna Parker.
Scaife took the inbounds pass and raced downcourt to score the winning points to quiet UTEP’s home sellout crowd of 12,222.
“I just knew we had to get down the floor and score,” said Scaife, a freshman who was named the tournament MVP. “I’m happy it went in. I’m just happy we finished the season off like this.”
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By Matt Sugam
Rutgers athletics has teamed up with Rutgers Student Athlete Advisory Committee’s, Rutgers Alumni Association and Rutgers Against Hunger for food, toy and coat drives. Collections for the drives will occur at several men’s and women’s basketball games listed below.
Here’s the full press release via Rutgers athletics:
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (December 7, 2012) – The Rutgers University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is co-sponsoring Toy & Book, Coat, and Food collection drives this Holiday season and winter. Fans have the opportunity to bring a new toy or book, non-perishable food items, or new or gently used coats to select men’s and women’s basketball games to help those in need.
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