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Providence Comes From Behind To Beat Rutgers 75-74

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Marshon Brooks scored 28 points and broke the Big East single-season scoring record with 468 points in his final Providence home game, leading the Friars to a come-from-behind victory over Rutgers, 75-74.

On the game’s crucial possession, Brooks lifted a finger-roll over a Rutgers defender to break a 73-73 tie with 30 seconds remaining. Rutgers guard Mike Coburn missed a foul shot at the other end to seal the victory.

Vincent Council and Gerard Coleman added 15 points each for the Friars (15-16, 4-14). Gilvydas Biruta led the Scarlet Knights (14-16, 5-13) with 21 points.

Having set the Big East single-game scoring record with 52 points against Notre Dame on Feb. 23, Brooks entered Saturday’s game with 440 points in 17 Big East games this season, 22 points shy of Connecticut’s Donyell Marshall’s 462 points in the 1993-94 Big East season.