PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Quincy Douby hit a free throw with no
time left on the clock after a controversial foul call on the last
shot of overtime to give Rutgers a 62-61 victory over Seton Hall on
Tuesday night, snapping the Scarlet Knights' five-game losing
Douby took an inbounds pass with 4.1 seconds to play and the
score tied, dribbled a couple of times, stopped and faked Seton
Hall guard Donald Copeland off his feet. Copeland leaned back to
avoid any major contact as Douby leaned in and shot. The ball
bounced off the rim and everyone expected a second overtime.
However, official Les Jones called a foul on Copeland, stunning
the Pirates player and coach Louis Orr.
Referee Tim Higgins went to the scorer's table to review the
play to make sure Douby had released the shot before the horn.
Higgins confirmed that he did, and Douby got two free throws. He
missed the first to groans from the sellout crowd and then swished
the second to win the game.
Rutgers players hugged. Seton Hall players threw their hands in
the air. The officials ran off the court.
Douby, who did not start the game in a lineup change, finished
with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting and four steals. Juel Wiggan
added 11 points for Rutgers (8-12, 2-8 Big East).