Army West Point vs Rutgers

Mack's 3-pointer lifts Rutgers over Army 75-72

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Myles Mack hit a 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 3.5 seconds left to give Rutgers a 75-72 victory over Army Sunday.

Mack had 18 points and seven assists for the Scarlet Knights (6-7), who have won two straight for the first time since beating Yale and Canisius Nov. 14-18. Wally Judge had 16 points and seven rebounds, D'Von Campbell added 12 points and Junior Etou grabbed 11 rebounds.

Sophomore Kyle Wilson had a career-high 29 points for the Black Knights (3-7), including a 3-pointer to tie the game at 72-72 with 34 seconds left. Josh Herbeck added 12 points and Tanner Plomb had 11 for Army, which lost for the first time in three games.

After Wilson's 3 tied it, Rutgers did not call timeout. Jerome Seagears held the ball near midcourt then found Mack two feet behind the arc and the guard drained it.

After Army called timeout, Plomb inbounded from the baseline to Wilson at half court. Wilson dribbled to the right side then cut back toward the basket and threw up a running 3-pointer that bounced off the back of the rim to the left side.

The second half featured 16 lead changes and six ties, as neither team led by more than four the entire half.

Army made its first seven shots after the break but only led 50-48 after its first miss. The Black Knights shot just 7 for 26 for the remainder of the game and finished 42.2 percent (27 for 64).

Army's last lead was 69-68 with 3:05 remaining when Wilson made one of two from the foul line. Etou tied it with a foul shot with 2:23 remaining and Mack's three-point play put Rutgers up 72-69 with 50.3 left before Wilson's 3-pointer tied it.

The first half was an uphill climb for Rutgers after falling behind 8-0. The Scarlet Knights got their first points with 15:20 left and first field goal with 14:46 remaining.

Army maintained its advantage for most of the half as Rutgers got within one point four times and had a chance to take the lead twice. Trailing 30-25, the Scarlet Knights used a 6-0 run for their first lead as Devon Campbell's free throw made it 31-30 with 1:21 remaining.

Rutgers took a 35-33 halftime lead when Mack went coast to coast for a lay-up at the buzzer. Judge had 10 points on 5-for-7 shooting while Wilson had 11 on 5-for-8 shooting.

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