Jonathan Mitchell scored 25 points, including eight free throws in overtime, to lead Rutgers to a 76-70 victory over Seton Hall on Tuesday in the opening round of the Big East tournament.
Jeremy Hazell scored 19 points and became the fourth player in Seton Hall history to score 2,000 points in leading the Pirates to a 69-64 victory over turnover-plagued Rutgers on Saturday night.
Jonathan Mitchell has a national championship ring from his freshman year at Florida. Now he has a game-winning shot in his senior season at Rutgers.
Rutgers faces the task of rebuilding one of the worst programs in the Big East Conference and they will have to do it without guard Mike Rosario or big man, Greg Echenique.